As part of my role as a Registered Nurse, the Department of health mandates that we attend some form of annual training. This usually covers aggression management, fire and safety training, risk management and assessment and management of a sick patient. We also have “in-house” mandatory training that covers the clinical aspect of our jobs, for example annual maths tests, medication administration competency, Basic and Advanced Life Support assessments.
Today is the day for me. As I’ve been on maternity leave for the better part of last year, I have a bit of catching up to do in regards to “mandatory assessment”.
In my experience, mandatory training has never been as action packed as a normal day in the ED. It usually means I end up trying not to fall asleep, playing on my phone and walking out at the end of the day with a sore arse.