The Availability of Paracetamol

During my clinical placements this year, I have been shocked at the number of teenage girls admitted with paracetamol overdoses.  The majority of these admissions were self-harm incidents rather than actual suicide attempts.   Yet, it was only through prompt treatment, and some luck, that more of these girls didn’t lose their lives. Sadly, I did […]

Teaching, Not Telling

I have had many great clinical supervisors and mentors during my nursing degree.  Nearly all of the RNs I have worked with were supportive and encouraging, telling me lots of great information and providing many opportunities to practice my skills.  However, it was on one of the last clinical placements of my degree that I […]