What I’ve Learnt: Independent Prescriber for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

During my last placement I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with a nurse working for a local drug and alcohol addiction service. Here's a bit of what I learnt: The hidden community There is a whole group of people living out in the community suffering from a variety of different drug addictions. These … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt: Independent Prescriber for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Medication Errors

Every year in the UK there are an estimated 237 million medication errors, ranging from prescribing to administration. Medication errors are one of the leading causes of harm to patients and are not only being detrimental to their physical wellbeing, but also to their emotional and psychological health. How often do they occur? Out of … Continue reading Medication Errors

Too posh to wash

I’ve just received my next quarterly edition of the student RCN newsletter thingy and one of the articles in it is about students being ‘too posh to wash’. This was a concern that was raised a few years ago regarding nurses and student nurses refusing to wash patients as “it wasn’t there job” and that … Continue reading Too posh to wash