Having a full-time career as a nurse working for the National Health Service can be a rewarding role that enables you to treat people in the same way you would want to be treated if you were a patient, with dignity, compassion and respect. Having thorough training, the right tools and a caring personality will allow you to carry out your Nursing role successfully. One of the first things you will be taught when completing your training is the very important aspect of Nursing which is the Safe handling of medication. Nursing is in essence all about the 6 C’s, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage, Commitment and of course Care, these are the fundamental principles of any dedicated true professional nurse and they cannot be taught.
There are many duties of a NHS nurse that can however be taught, and one of the most important and critical things to learn about is medication and the five R’s. It is of paramount importance that the Right Patient is given the Right medication, at the Right time and in the Right dosage, not only that but using the Right route of administration, in order for the drugs to work in the most effective way, to help the patient recover quickly and as painlessly as possible.
The caring role of the Nurse is about talking to the patient and reassuring them that they will recover and be able to go home as soon as they are able to.