Blogs by student nurses for student nurses
I hated school with a passion.
It seems as if there is an awareness day for everything now. My favourite, which is coincidentally on my birthday, is National Lumpy Rug Awareness Day. However, this blog is about a day that is close to my heart: World Suicide Prevention Day, which this year was on 10 September.
As I start my last week as a student nurse, I seem to have developed an overwhelming urge to share my so-called wisdom with fellow nursing students and those who may be considering applying for nursing training.
In July, I travelled to Lordes with the charity HCPT as my elective placement.
I was scrubbed in assisting a surgeon who was doing a wedge resection, potentially leading to a lobectomy.
It was time for feedback from my placement. As I scrolled through the comments section one in particular caught my attention: “She needs to be encouraged to see that it is important to keep her health a priority as well”.
More days off and increased continuity of care for patients are the most notable benefits of twelve hour shifts, but there’s no denying that they can be physically and mentally draining
Before starting his training Gavin thought he knew where his career was going, but placements have helped him realise the vast array of options available to him.
It is fair to say that Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a controversial treatment that many people do not realise is still prescribed in contemporary medicine
On this particular day I was a joint scrub with an ODP member of staff for a procedure.