Ahhhhhh my first shots! I remember them oh so well! I did my first as IM (student/student) and was nervous but just kind of had the 'just do it' attitude and the student said she didn't feel a thing! I was so happy!
Then it was sq time! I don't know why...but somehow that one made me sooooooo nervous! I was shaking so hard that I was sure I was going to make a big old laceration just on my hands shaking so much! Again, did it...shaking like crazy, and the student was shocked..he didn't feel a thing!!!!!!
After that I was pretty confident, and my many diabetic residents say that I am the best at giving injections and only want me..LOL! Oh great...I became the exclusive injector for over 20 residents..LOL!
Funny thing, but after I was out of school I was a camp nurse (after a med surge stent that went horribly wrong..LOL!) and I learned to do injections from the kids! They were so smart, had such great techniques..I think I owe it all to them, not to mention really great advice and learning techniques that help diabetics of any age
. I guess I felt kids would be my worse critics..and I took their advice...paid off