Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’m on placement in A&E and a few weeks ago I saw something really disturbing on my shift.
”I knew going in that I was going to see people in a bad way, and during the incident I actually felt totally calm but since then I’ve been having trouble sleeping.
“I try to go to bed at a reasonable time but I end up just lying there for hours picturing the incident. Then during the day I’m jumpy and absolutely exhausted.
“It’s got to the point that I’m making stupid mistakes because I’m in such a haze. Then a couple of days ago I heard this buzzing in my ear and at one point I thought I heard someone calling my name but I was alone in the room. I’ll be honest, it really freaked me out.
“I’ve heard about this sort of thing happening to sleep deprived students but I don’t know what to do about it.”
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