Reflection On Infection Prevention And Control

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The purpose of this essay is to reflect on a specific experience on infection prevention and control encountered in a ward while on placement as a student nurse. Duffy (2008, p.1405), describes A reflective practice as an active and deliberate way of critically examining practice in a situation where one is challenged to undertake the process of self-inquiry. It helps an individual look back at an experience and how it makes him/her feel and react, asking what is good and bad and what can be learned (Sellman & Snelling, 2010). Gibbs reflective cycle (1988) will be used to systematically analyze and reflect on the event.
On my first week of placement, an elderly lady called Judith (pseudonym) showed signs of vomiting and diarrhea. She had been
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I will also encourage others to speak their minds out because that might just be what is needed to solve a situation. I will always work as part of a team because without team-work the infection would not have been controlled.

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