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For the second time in a week, I have been assigned to nurse the side rooms of a ward. As agency staff, it is not my place to question who I will be nursing for the day so I smile, accept, and gaze down at my dry, sore hands. Two out of six of my patients are an infection control risk.

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<p>For the second time in a week, I have been assigned to nurse the side rooms of a ward. As agency staff, it is not my place to question who I will be nursing for the day so I smile, accept, and gaze down at my dry, sore hands. Two out of six of my patients are an infection control risk. I know that this will worsen the state of my hands. I put aside my concerns and prepare for the day ahead. It is the patients who are secluded from the rest of the ward who seem to suffer </p>

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Florence Bull BSc (Hons) is a registered adult nurse. She has a background in neurosciences and emergency medicine. Currently she is working as a nurse practitioner in sexual and reproductive health and is an accredited sonographer in early pregnancy. Her work has been published by the Guardian and she writes her own blog, Subcutaneous. Florence has an interest in global health which was sparked by an elective placement in Tanzania during her studies. She aims to pursue a Master’s degree in this field in upcoming years.
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