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debra fretwell

debra fretwell



I am now in my second year of a paeds nursing degree and love it, although am permanently tired!

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  • Comment on: Have skills, will nurse

    debra fretwell's comment 15 November, 2010 11:23 am

    I was so nervous about my first placement that i missed most of it, but when i finally made myself walk through the ward doors i discovered that everyone is really nice and most nurses accept that you will drop things and ask silly questions.

    I am now in my first placement of my second year and still make silly (and highly amusing) mistakes, for example was asked to take a patients BM the other day and went skipping in with a dynomap machine!

  • Comment on: Comfy shoes and coffee

    debra fretwell's comment 16 October, 2010 4:27 pm

    Your article made me giggle verity, if you think its bad now wait until you get into your second year we have lectures 4 days out of five and 9 week-long placements!

  • Comment on: 'I've always been interested in how nurses work in different countries'

    debra fretwell's comment 13 September, 2010 12:47 pm

    Hi Becky I look forward to reading your blog I am a 2nd year Paeds nursing student and am considering an international placement so will be good to read about your experiences...good luck!

  • Comment on: Is it ever ok for nurses to accept gifts from patients?

    debra fretwell's comment 28 July, 2010 9:59 pm

    i am a student nurse and baffled by all the rules and regs...i was given a book by a patients mother (am a paeds student) the other day, while i was removing her son's cannula i noticed the book she was reading and we chatted together with her son about books he liked which took his mind off having the cannula out.

    At the end of the day as they were going home she gave me the book, i accepted it and told my mentor who said it what fine. I think small tokens such as this are fine although i await the man with the keys to the aston martin with enthusiasm!

  • Comment on: Antidepressants 'could be used to treat anxiety'

    debra fretwell's comment 23 June, 2010 8:03 pm

    i have taken citalopram for my generalised anxiety disorder for approx 6 months, after trying 2 other antid's previously this has been by far the most successful in conjunction with CBT and as the other comments mention this is nothing new!

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