George Castledine

British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 18, Iss. 13, 09 Jul 2009, pp 835

As part of my mandatory update for working in the NHS, I recently went to a routine fire lecture. I was not looking forward to it as, probably like most nurses, I find them peripheral to other more interesting clinical nursing topics, and not very stimulating. But, I have to admit that on this occasion the lecture really made me think. The speaker was not your usual ex-fireman who bored you with past stories of famous fires, and spoke in traditional firefighter jargon. Instead, he took us through the session with a concerned and caring approach, highlighting the key points and then encouraging us to discuss any worries.

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