Acute burns management: personal reflections of a second year nursing student.

Hunt, J., 2018. Acute burns management: personal reflections of a second year nursing student. Nursing Children and Young People. (In Press)

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Abstract

Reflection is an important art and science to help nurses make sense of their clinical surroundings and to understand, risks, challenges and opportunities. Learning the art, in particular, required for reflective practice begins as a student, when critical reflection, particularly during practice placements, is important. To this end, Rolfe, Jasper and Freshwater (2011) provide a suitable reflective framework. Adopting this framework, this paper draws on the experiences of a second year undergraduate children’s nursing student placement in an acute care setting, caring for a toddler with 13% partial and full thickness burns. In particular, decisions made about assessing and monitoring homeostasis, overall fluid and pain management, infection prevention and potential safeguarding concerns are explored. It is concluded that reflecting on clinical experience such as this provides invaluable transferable skills to students.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2046-2336
Uncontrolled Keywords:Homeostasis ; Total Body Surfacr Area (TBSA) ; Crystalloid Fluid ; Colloid fluid ; Debriding ; Burns ; Reflection
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:30248
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:23 Jan 2018 12:00
Last Modified:23 Jan 2018 12:02

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