Clinical placements

Leading the response to a cardiac arrest boosted my confidence

After identifying that a patient's condition was deteriorating, nursing student Liam Evans escalated his concerns, and initiated and led CPR when the patient had a cardiac arrest. 
Cardiac arrest

After identifying that a patient's condition was deteriorating, nursing student Liam Evans escalated his concerns, and initiated and led CPR when the patient had a cardiac arrest

During a clinical placement on a general medical ward in my third year of training, I started managing a caseload of my own patients.

At the beginning of a shift, during handover, a patient reported being in severe pain. The patient, who was male and in his fifties, had been admitted with rectal bleeding.

After checking his medication chart, I noted he had only been prescribed paracetamol and codeine for pain relief, and had been given paracetamol an hour before.

Medication review

After my mentor and I spoke with the patient, he told us he usually takes liquid

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