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 December 2018 issue of the British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (BJHCA) went on sale 14 December. The cover story is about the centenary of the outbreak of Spanish flu. A Science Museum panel believes it is not a question of if a similar pandemic will occur, but when.
BJHCA board member Chris Barber, in article 19 of his series on rare conditions, discusses three rare types of anaemia. Menna Lloyd Jones continues her series on fundamental care in practice with an introduction to the care of chronic wounds. Professor Ian Peate has two articles in this issue. First, he looks at ovarian cancer in his ongoing series and, to mark World Aids Day, introduces pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the latest approach to combating the spread of HIV Aids. BJHCA board member Linda Nazarko introduces the topic of pruritus and scabies care.
In the professional section this month, Alan Glasper examines the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for the education of nursing associates. Ian Rudrum, Nisanthan Mahalingam and Mary Bura give a first-had account of assistant practitioners in palliative care. David Stonehouse reveals how the SWOT tool can improve healthcare.
In ‘Health Matters’, the National Apprenticeship Service dispels some of the myths about the apprenticeship programme. The Last page covers the Royal College of Physicians’s launch of its #MeToo code of conduct.