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This week in clinical, the Norse Nurses were partnered up with health visitors and school nurses. Most of these visits dealt with children in their home. During our dinner conversations, it was nice hearing about everyone's clinical experience each day. One common theme that stood out to us was the holistic care given to the children and their family, making sure all needs were met.
We also had two field trips to Nottingham’s NHS Urgent Care Centre and a program called Safeguarding. In the Urgent Care, we saw many similarities with our clinics and a few differences. Among the differences, we learned that Urgent Care does not take younger children and these clinics will do anything to prevent an ER visit. An example would be; a patient has broken a leg and needs to be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Urgent Care would then give this patient cardboard splints to prevent possible further damage. Our last field trip for the week was downtown at the NHS Centre to learn about safeguarding. Safeguarding is like child protection in the United States, that deals with all forms of child abuse; physical, emotional, neglect, and sexual. During our visit, we discussed the signs of abuse, interventions done, and talked through some case study scenarios on when to refer a situation over to the safe guard team.
Overall, we have had a great second week and are looking forward to the rest of our England adventure! Stay tuned to find out what we did in Bath this weekend!