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Running head: THE APPLICATION OF NMC ESSENTIAL SKILLS1The Application of NMC Essential Skills Clusters to Patient Care and NMC CodeStudent’s NameInstitutionDate
THE APPLICATION OF NMC ESSENTIAL SKILLS2The Application of NMC Essential Skills Clusters to Patient Care and NMC CodeIntroductionThe need to protect the life of a patient and present the best care to a patient has introduced the evidence-based practices in the nursing and midwifery segment (Nagtalon-Ramos, 2014). There are four domains of concern in this profession (Greydanus, Merrick, Patel, & Rubin, 2016). The first domain covers professional values while the second one touches on communication and interpersonal skills. Nursing practice and decision making is the third dimension. The final domain is leadership management and teamwork (Greydanus, Merrick, Patel, & Rubin, 2016). These domains will be applied to provide a critical reflection by using a case in the professional practice of nursing. This paper presents a critical evaluation and reflection of the evidence-based care and the link to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional codes. The Reflective ModelThe selected domain of reflection is that of children nursing. The Gibbs reflective model presents the ideal method to analyze child nursing. It provides six essential stages to analyze a situation. The first stage investigates the occurrence, the second stage analyses feelings while thethird stage provides an evaluation of the circumstance (Ely & Scott, 2007). The next stage is an analysis of the situation and alternatives. It is followed by a conclusion stage that summarizes thecase. The last stage provides an action plan for a procedure to deal with a similar situation if it occurs again (Webb, 2011). According to Ely and Scott (2007), it is a straightforward method of making a critical reflection. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
THE APPLICATION OF NMC ESSENTIAL SKILLS3The NMC is the industry regulator for nurses and midwives in the healthcare industry of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (Zouche, 2017). It serves the purpose of protecting the public against harm in the course of treatment. One of the ways in which they exercise their authority is by keeping a register of all nurses and midwives in the industry (Tilley & Watson, 2004). Secondly, they are responsible for creating the curriculum of education, training, and the conduct of the professionals (Tilley & Watson, 2004). Thirdly, they enforce the requirement whereby every nurse and midwife has updated skills and knowledge in practice. In the course of practice, some professionals may cause harm to the patients they serve. The NMC ensures that there are clear guidelines for investigations into the conduct of nurses and midwives who neglect the code of professional conduct (Tilley & Watson, 2004). Consequently, they administer the required punishment for the guilty professionals.

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