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RHN Introduces Putney Nurse Training

27 March 2017

Putney Nurse training starts at the RHN

Putney Nurse Training Starts

The first ‘Putney Nurse’ in-house training programme  has started with its first cohort of nine registered nurses from across the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. The course will run one day a month over 12 months. The themes studied will equip the nurses with the skills, knowledge and competence to provide high quality evidence-based care to our patients and residents with complex neurological disabilities. Nurses, allied health professionals, families and patients from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability chose the themes. Six other specialist rehabilitation units around the UK also contributed.

The themes include:assessment skills and management of patients with disorders of consciousness;  end of life/palliative care;  optimising function in people with acquired brain injury; rehabilitation and goal setting; medico-legal and ethical issues; managing behaviours which challenge; and working with families.

This programme is currently undergoing accreditation from  the Royal College of Nursing.

The long-term goal of the Putney Nurse initiative is to contribute to improving patient outcomes nationally by further developing the programme. This will include making it available (with academic credit via a university) to nurses outside Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability who work in this specialist sector. Nurses completing the programme will be called ‘Putney Nurses’ after the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability’s location in Putney, south-west London.