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Some key points on party commitments on #healthcare #highereducation as indicated in their manifestos.
First, a reminder of @councilofdeans asks:
Growing #nursing workforce is central to @Conservatives :
Aside from the commitment to 50,000 more nurses that has been heavily commented on, plans include:
1. £5-8k annual maintenance grants for students
2. 14,000 new undergraduate nursing students
Still @Conservatives
3. 5,000 new nursing degree apprenticeships
4. 7,500 extra nursing associates
5. Increase NHS funding by 29% by 2023
6. No reduction of tuition fees but focus on interest rates to reduce burden on students
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THREAD: This summary of key findings from the "largest-ever study of transgender and gender non-conforming people in the United States" is essential reading for #medical and #nursing personnel. 1/n
#TransAwarenessWeek
#TransHealthEthicsProject
#bioethics
thetaskforce.org/new-report-rev…
“Finding doctors who will treat, will prescribe, & will even look at you like a human being rather than a thing has been problematic. Have been denied care by doctors & major hospitals so much that... I never reveal my gender history.” — Survey Respondent 2/n
Nearly 1 in 5 trans folks surveyed (19 percent) reported being refused health care care outright because they were transgender or gender non-conforming.

REIHELD NOTE: this is consistent across studies, & across US and Canada. Access to care is about bias, not just systems. 3/n
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#Academy2019 @AAN_Nursing Keynote on #belonging: Dr. @LisaColemanPhD explains #Diversity (in the room), #Inclusion (being asked to dance), & #Equity (intentional reflection on history & power), & #Belonging: you can disagree about something & you’re still in the group
Dr. @LisaColemanPhD: You can’t have excellence in #innovation *without* #diversity, #inclusion, #equity *AND* #Belonging

#Academy2019
Dr. Lin Zhan to Dr. @LisaColemanPhD: How do #nurseleaders acknowledge #implicitbias? Dr. Coleman explains we all have implicit bias. On #microaggressions: Even well-intended words can do harm. #Leaders must assess their own biases AND how they’re operationalized in their orgs.
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Time for a #tweetorial/#medthread on:

#CALCIPHYLAXIS!

This is a devastating diagnosis often seen in inpatients, so this goes to all the @DermHospitalist & #hospitalists out there!

#FOAMed #MedEd #dermatology #dermatologia #dermtwitter #medtwitter @SHMlive @DermHospitalist
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First of all, what is it? The exact mechanism is unknown. What we do know is that there is calcium in the arterioles of the skin, with arterial thrombosis. This interruption of blood flow causes painful ulcers and retiform purpura. Remember this?



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That interruption of blood flow causes the clinical picture of calciphylaxis - retiform purpura with a predilection for fatty areas, violaceous borders, necrosis with ulceration, and TERRIBLE PAIN. Without the pain, I really think one needs to reconsider the diagnosis!

3/
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The #NHS Long Tem Plan highlights what nurses across primary care have been declaring for a while - ‘Make better use of existing staff nurses, physios, pharmacists need a far greater role’.
@NursingTimes @RCNGPNForum @WeGPNs @WeNurses @VoiceofNursing_ @NAPC_NHS @rcgp
2. Successful change & innovation requires all professionals to be valued & enabled to practice at the top end of the skill set. Structures & culture within #NHS sometimes minimise this.
3. Successful implementation requires a mindset change from organisations & the media that it is a ‘team’ of professionals’ with differing skills & strengths working together. True multi-professional.
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Nursing, a thread:

Saturday- my kid and his family kicked my butt, wore me out, had me frustrated, emotional, overwhelmed.

Sometimes you advocate so hard, and people listen and don’t listen and challenge you and you leave exhausted.

I didn’t want to do it again on Sunday.
Sunday- I have the same kid back.
He’s sedated/intubated

I don’t expect many changes for the day, but the team had other plans so we end up cutting sedation & preparing for extubation.

These are all good signs. The family is excited. The patient is scared
I get the family to leave the room, and the patient nods and tears up when I ask him about his worries.

Seeing absolute fear in a child’s eyes pulls your heart harder than anything else. I hold his hand, pray with him, we listen to his favorite music, & put on a brave face.
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