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    I'm a student MH nurse and on placement I gave my first ever subcutaceous and depot injections last week. I was so nervous that I actually thought I was going to vomit, but afterwards I felt *so* elated. I'm blessed with wonderful, very patient mentors thankfully! They were there every step of the way and two very generous patients agreed to let me do their injections.

    Still can't quite believe I did it. What are your experiences of giving injections? Any tips for claming the old nerves?

    NN x

    I've never found doing injections a problem! The only clinical procedure i've ever felt nervous about doing was taking out a drain for the second time, as the first time hadn't gone too well lol (patient fainted, i got covered in blood and another student nurse was sick on me, all within 10 seconds)

    Have you done evidence for it, ie a reflection, and then some research into the skill or common drugs which are given this way in MH? Usually helps you feel more incontrol and knowledgable for the future
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