By Matthew Grundy-Bowers, Jonathan Davies

This publication has been constructed to aid nurses who're in nurse practitioner roles through helping them to advance their ‘advanced perform skills’. This ebook is meant to construct on abilities and information that nurses could have received at employees nurse point. it's meant that this publication will enhance abilities and information which until eventually lately were extra within the scientific area, such sexual background taking and actual evaluate.

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Regular use of drugs may increase the risk for HIV and hepatitis and the ability to practise/negotiate safer sex: for example, snorting coke can cause nose bleeding and lead to blood-to-blood transmission of hepatitis (Fieldhouse, 2005). ’ Record when and where, if it hasn’t been given in the response to any of the major health problems above. This gives you information about the potential for blood-borne infections, as all donations have been tested since 1985. It will also help you establish the three-month window period.

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It is important to differentiate advanced clinical skills from advanced nursing practice, as they are not one and the same and they cannot be used interchangeably. That is not to say that a number of nurse practitioners are not also advanced practice nurses; but by mixing the two we are in danger of losing the essence of nursing by placing value on non-nursing activities. Historically, nurse practitioners have been advanced practice nurses. This is because the posts have been about changing traditional boundaries and challenging the status quo.

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