Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’m at the end of my second year and somehow I’ve miraculously avoided ever giving an IM injection and only two sub-cut injections.
“If I’m totally honest, I’ve done my best to avoid them though a combination of letting other students on the ward take the opportunity and finding myself on placements where there genuinely haven’t been many injections being given so it’s easy to “be busy” when a chance presents itself.
“Trouble is, I’ve now built it up into a really big deal. Once I’m a third year I don’t think I can admit to a member of staff that I’ve never done one. They’re going to expect me to know what I’m doing.
“But when I’m qualified I’ll have no excuse…
“I guess what I’m asking is, how can I get my next mentor to talk me through it step-by-step without admitting that I’ve actively avoided learning this essential skill? My own doing, I know, but I am trying to make amends!”
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