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Your mentor is putting a patient at risk - what do you do?


this happened to me! I said that we had been shown a different way to administer at university. My mentor said ok, but she will continue as usual until I can prove that the way we have been taught is better. I gathered up to date evidence,wrote a referenced reflection on the comparison of techniques. I presented this to my mentor, along with a recent article supporting the up to date technique. She read through them, understood the benefits from changing her technique. My mentor ended up sharing the new knowledge with the other nurses that she worked with to make sure that they were also up to date, there was no hint of resentment but appreciation for being updated. Do not be afraid to call up people who are doing things that were once best practice. One of the roles of students is to help keep nurses up to date as the nursing professional is continually updating and improving.

Posted date

3 February, 2014

Posted time

9:58 pm