Can you advise this student nurse?
“The other day I was supposed to be giving two patients their depots on the ward so went to the clinic to draw them both up at the same time.
“I’m third year and not really fazed by injections so just got on with it.
“I was probably feeling overconfident because I got the two mixed up, but realised as soon as I’d drawn them up and didn’t give anyone the wrong medication.
“Unfortunately, my mentor noticed my mistake at the same time I did and was fuming. He sent me out of the clinic and later on told me to go on the internet and read up on what could have happened if I’d given the wrong depot.
“I was so embarrassed but thought that would be the end of it. I know I won’t make the same mistake again.
“But now he won’t let me do anything. I feel like he’s punishing me.
“How can I regain my mentor’s trust?”
- Toby, Manchester
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