British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (BJHCA) supports the career development of healthcare assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs). BJHCA helps to meet the learning outcomes of the Quality and Credit Framework diploma qualifications.
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• Key articles to assist your education and training. BJHCA highlights appropriate training courses and provides in-depth information about future learning and understanding in important areas of practice
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The February 2019 issue of the British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (BJHCA) went on sale 6 February. The cover story looks at infection control in maternity care; it is the second article in a major series about maternity support workers, by Pat Lindsay.
Menna Lloyd Jones continues her series on fundamental care in practice with an article on the care of arterial leg ulcers. Professor Ian Peate looks at skin cancer. Chris Barber has reached the 20th article in his series on rare diseases: this month, he examines three rare forms of epilepsy and includes a note on cannabis use in medicine.
The professional section opens with two articles about the new role of the nursing associate (NA). First, trainee NA, Ruth Fortune, movingly describes the challenges of being a pioneer of the role. The second article, by the National Quality Board, discusses the safe deployment of nursing associates in secondary care. Angela Grainger, joint consultant editor, BJHCA, puts flesh on the bones of lifelong learning, personal growth and resilience. Finally, in the first of two articles, Catherine Henshall and colleagues look at the role of the assistant practitioner in the clinical setting.
In ‘Health Matters’, nurse Robert Christie explores the recent advances in adult critical care in the UK. The Last page covers the introduction of an Admiral Nurse at Trinity Hospice, Blackpool, to help people get better access to dementia care.