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'What is our responsibility as student nurses in emergency situations?'


Again it is my great pleasure to respond to some of the comments. Anonymous – I often found myself very close to joining the St John's ambulance but are not sure what stopped me in the past. Maybe it is because I think I have so many things going on that I don't have the time to spare in any meaningful way. However this event and the concerning lack of knowledge that some students have about first aid has inspired me to reconsider. Thanks. Little One – as part of our emergency life-support training we were told to get in contact with St John's ambulance. It was something that students had to do proactively. I think you are very right in that there is a cultural year amongst students that the risk of doing something wrong outweighs any potential benefit that they could bring. We want to do our best for people that we see in harm but the fear that we will might be sued he's just parallelising at times. Ryan – I seem to be seeing a pattern, getting the experience of a voluntary first aid organisation is very useful. It interesting point you raise about what ‘hat’ you are wearing. I have known students to get a little ahead of themselves at times. Well, thanks all these comments. Perhaps in the future you will be reading an article about how I get on with the St John's ambulance!

Posted date

18 October, 2011

Posted time

8:21 pm