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The RCN Code
We support the RCN code in the following ways:
6) Always practice in line with the best available evidence
6.1 make sure that any information or advice given is evidence-based, including information relating to using any healthcare products or services,
6.2 maintain the knowledge and skills you need for safe and effective practice.
9) Share your skills, knowledge and experience for the benefit of people receiving care and your colleagues.
9.3 deal with differences of professional opinion with colleagues by discussion and informed debate, respecting their views and opinions and behaving in a professional way at all times,
9.4 support students' and colleagues' learning to help them develop their professional competence and confidence.
19) be aware of, and reduce as far as possible, any potential for harm associated with your practice.
19.2 take account of current evidence, knowledge and developments in reducing mistakes and the effect of them and the impact of human factors and system failures
Promote Professionalism and Trust
22) Fulfil all registration requirements.
22.3 keep your knowledge and skills up to date, taking part in appropriate and regular learning and professional development activities that aim to maintain and develop your competence and improve your performance.
We support the SCONUL 7 pillars of information literacy. In particular:
Plan - Construct strategies for locating information and data
Gather - Locate and access the information and data you need
Evaluate - Review the research process and compare and evaluate information and data
Manage - Organise information professionally and ethically