I just wanted to update you from my last post that I talked with my preceptor about my strengths and weaknesses. I chose a neutral time and it went off extremely well. She had nothing negative to say. It was awesome. I know where I need to apply myself so I'm not worried she had nothing to contribute there :chuckle
But I did assert myself when it came to a situation I would have been passed over for and I'm happy about it. One of our patients was complaining of severe pain, 10/0-10 scale and crying, rolling around in bed and wasn't due for her next pill until 1800, she had another 2 hours to wait. So after telling my preceptor about it, she started dialing and I politely asked who she was calling, the doctor? And she nodded. I then asked her, what do you think you'll ask him to do? She then told me exactly what I would have asked so when the time was right, and she had paged the doc to call her phone back, I asked her "may I speak with him when he calls, just for the practice?" No problem. When the doc called she more or less ran the phone to me and I answered and spoke with the doc. Whoho! I know I know. Getting excited about talking to my first Doc, you're all thinking BIG WHOOP. But to someone who needs to learn this stuff it was amazing!
Thanks for the great advice, I had my first GREAT orientation day taking care of 4 patients. It feels wonderful.