Yeah for us!!
I'm sure if there was a spot open, I'd be in ACLS (I've begged for it). But, we have so many new grads starting this time of year, and our cardiac center is growing so much, it doesn't work out as well.
I too am trying to get more creative with my IV's. I usually stick with 20g's unless I know they are going to surgery, need blood, etc. I stuck two people with 18's yesterday. I really need to start practicing with the bigger gauges.
I think my awesome skill is NGT's. My first one was in nursing school, on a 5 week baby. I think after that (even though babes are easiest), I felt I could do them on anyone. So far, I've hit all of mine. Even the one I didn't feel went as good, the lady said "That was so much better than last time I had it done". :hatparty:
Poor hubby, I come home from work, wake him up to talk to him about my night. He's in nursing school, so he understands. I was telling him about the first lady I had yesterday, when I was floating- I looked to see why the monitors were beeping, her HR was 180.
I was joking how I went from one extreme to the other (200bpm-36bpm). lol