feels goooooood. its been awhile since i had a fulfilling day haha other than clinicals
oh, speaking of clinicals
ER rotation was freakin’ AWESOME!!
i mean yeah, i was such a freakin amateur in there, but i learned so much!!
i watched my nurse insert 2 IVs before he learned i could do it too and he felt bad haha so the nurses let me do the next 2 IV insertions (my first real ones!!)
an i got both veins on the first try!! but actually finishing the whole thing was harder for me than actually getting it into the vein o_O but now i have that experience im sure i’ll do even better next time :]
a few interesting cases came in… haha but of course i shouldnt talk about it
i followed a couple of nurses and i really liked them all. They taught me a lot, quizzed me, and just told me straight up what i needed to know, what not to do, and corrected what i was doing wrong (even though im just doing what they taught us in school). well, obviously school is different from reality but its just so weird that there are a lot of things that contradict each other
well anywayyyysss, i finally got to put in a catheter too!! but it has been so long, i forgot that i had a clean hand and a sterile hand bahhhhh and i didnt get it in the urethra on the first try… eheh… yeah i got it in her other hole. good thing i got a sweet old lady
and i did an EKG which was alot simpler than i thought it would be (they have a picture on the machine that shows you where to put the leads!) but those wires get so tangled! but the lady and her daughter were so sweet :]
so i thought i wouldnt really like having geriatric patients, but theyre actually my favorite patients so far and they really like helping nursing students :]
so i really like school so far and i hope i get to be in ER again soon!!
be productive more often rae!!