Fcuking useless cow, my missis is a stoodent nurse and she is brill. yes of course students are left with patients, during training student nurses are rotated between placement and boring old lectures, rag weeks etc, one of the wife placements was in an ICU, she was with patients all day on her own, WHY ??? Because thats what the job entails.
Cad, She felt "scared and vunerable", that because it was you wheezing under the sheets, she thought oh no, he'll want to guess whats up the wrong un, again............ standards slipping for student nurses, in all areas
one-flew-over said:

I know we have a health crisis but this girl had 2 years training and was left for 30 minutes with a poorly patient. I'm sorry but this is less news worthy than anything. TWO bloody years and she can't care for someone with a cough? This is whinging beyond belief! :x
Thank you for restoring my faith in ARRSE, I have only just read the story and was concerned on reading the thread title in capital letters that this would be a 'Shock Horror' thread.

The oxygen thief should be more than capable of looking after a pneumonia stricken patient for 30 minutes.

Nurse Chubster said:
I did the best I could and of course that meant I was not really able to see to the other patients, but it was not a nice position to be in.
Therein lies one of the intangible skills of a good nurse, the ability to prioritise your patients.

BBC News said:
She refused to say what happened to the patient.
Why? Because he survived and suffered no ill-effects as a result of her care?

Since when did BBC News become The Daily Express?
I started training in 72 and we vied for the responsibility of looking after very ill patients and gaining the trust of senior staff.

It was a badge worn with pride that within 3 months of PTS we were allowed to provide this type of care!
The biggest (and she being the largest) load of (trailer) trash I have ever read... I qualified in Feb, and as a student was often left in charge of a bay, I do not belive for one millisecond that their was no other nurse (or HCA) on the ward she could call upon for help.

She needs to give herself a good talking to. Before the triaining of nurses was taken away from the hospitals, it was not uncommon for a senior student (end of year two onwards) to run a ward (usually a night shift).

Get a frigging grip..........
2 years into training and couldnt look after 1 patient with breathing difficulties! She really needs to get her finger out, she'll be qualified in less than a year, her trainig needs to be looked at. I have first year ODP students with more confidence!
She should spend more time in study and less in eating pies and whinging to the Beeb!

Looks like she could do with a good wash as well!
How dare her colleague faint! It's not as if her mentor went off for a smoke or a planned break. If she can't cope with a wheezy bloke for 30 mins then what's going to happen when something significant actually happens?
Oh no...A student nurse left alone with a patient...what was she expecting? a perfectly well man to sit in bed and go "there there dear, don't worry about me I'm fine ta" Struth!!!!! Being an auxillary nurse...I have no sympathy for her at all, sorry but that's just how I am.

Ok...I'm off the soap box now...
And if the critical care team were on their way then I'm sure there was a doc there to assess the patient and call them. She probably had to go and fetch a few things like blood gases syringes, turn up the oxygen when the doctor said, and maybe even grab a bag of fluid.
If you can't handle that after 2 years you're going to be a liability when you qualify.
Still she looks more than able to eat all the Quality Street.
Speckled_Jim said:
turn up the oxygen when the doctor said,
Done that.

Speckled_Jim said:
and maybe even grab a bag of fluid.
Done that too.

Also handled blood stained thingies during sclerosing of my wife's pleura; showed junior doc. in A&E how to inject drugs into wife's venous catheter; daily cleaning of wife's infected wounds and change of dressing 'cos the clinic was too busy; fetched and emptied commodes and emesis bowls.

I was even invited to administrer the wife's daily clexane injection when she got a blood clot. Frankly, I was a bit disappointed when they snubbed me and got a so-called 'professional' in to do her liver biopsy.

Not bad for a rum soaked old matelot whose primary medical qualification is a Boy Scouts' first aid badge.

Do you think I could get on some fast track scheme to become a nurse?
"just two years into her training"

The course is only three love, even I was managing to shout 'breathe ya fukcer' at patients at her stage.

I presume she missed the WRVS sweetie trolley, hence the complaint. :twisted:

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