Just started as a dialysis nurse. And as a nurse in general. Two weeks since I started. While first week was only computer now I learn to work on the floor as a pct for a first month and then the nursing part will start as well.
Last week my preceptor showed me how to set up a dialysis machine himself, and then moving on to another machine during turn over asked me to set that one myself, which I didn't do that well. So I asked him to walk me through the process while I am doing it, which helped me much better then just observing him. it was three days (that I worked that week) on the floor, the last day I felt like I did much better at setting up/priming the machines. I am also very anxious about everything and feel pretty overwhelmed, for there is still so much new info to learn. But today the nurse told me that I am being too slow, and the preceptor cannot move on to another tasks cause I am not good at priming the machine
I really thought it was the matter of practice. I tried to work faster today but then I make pretty silly mistakes. So it is just really discouraging.
For those who once were new to dialysis, how much time did it take for you to learn the machine and work at a normal pace. And how did the learning go in general?