El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07 - page 41

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  1. by   JaxiaKiley
    I definitely feel like I learned a lot!
  2. by   Yin Yang
    Yes, lots of learning. Spill...how did yours go?

    Yang
  3. by   mysterious_one
    What hospitals are you guys at, did you have to write careplans yet? Im glad you enjoyed it
  4. by   Yin Yang
    We were at Mesquite which is not the greatest hospital, but I did enjoy it. I got to help with several patients. We have not really done careplanning yet. I think we are going to start that the week we get back from spring break. I was lucky and had a nice nurse, but alot of the nurses there seem really grumpy.

    Yang
  5. by   mysterious_one
    sadly the grumpy nurses seem to be every where , but nice one's too.
  6. by   Spill
    Quote from Yin Yang
    Yes, lots of learning. Spill...how did yours go?

    Yang

    Well, it was an eventful day. I did learn a lot. I spent time with several different pts, just observing. My initial pt was discharged (the one I spent all night working on their careplan) My 2nd pt. had a pending case of possible Menningitis...so that was a definite NO NO for me to assist with. Then I just assisted some of my classmates with their pts. Later on I ended up with a lovely pt and I did my HA and vitals with her. I was exhausted, by lunch time! I think because I spent so much of my energy having anxiety and just being plain terrrified. :uhoh21:

    I'm glad I have one day down. Not sure if I will be less anxious the second go around, but at least I can remind myself I survived one day, I can do it again.

    Anyone doing anything cool for spring break?

    I'm sleeping in tommorrow, tommorrow is my B-DAY!!!! Having no class tommorrow is a great gift!
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from Spill
    I'm sleeping in tommorrow, tommorrow is my B-DAY!!!! Having no class tommorrow is a great gift!


    Happy early birthday!


    Is your Friday class over now?
  8. by   Yin Yang
    Sounds like a fun day Spill....I'm not doing anything over spring break...too poor and too tired. I'm just going to rest as much as possible. Happy Birthday to you!! Enjoy the day and the rest of the time off as well!

    Yang
  9. by   LKG6
    Quote from Spill
    Anyone doing anything cool for spring break?
    I'm sleeping in tommorrow, tommorrow is my B-DAY!!!!
    Happy Birthday!

    Spring break=reading textbooks as much as I can, then a little more.
    Katie
  10. by   JaxiaKiley
    Happy Birthday! Woo!

    My plans are still up in the air. I've been too tired to really think about it.
  11. by   Yin Yang
    It's Spring Break, It's Spring Break!!!! Happy Birthday Spill!!

    Hope everyone enjoys their time!

    Yang
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from Yin Yang
    It's Spring Break, It's Spring Break!!!! Happy Birthday Spill!!

    Hope everyone enjoys their time!

    Yang


    Ditto that!
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    OK....here's a great post for skills videos.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/2105851-post10.html


    I originally wanted IV skills videos, but these have other skills as well. (Especially the Valenciacc link!) I almost dare to say that this school 'wants' you to pass your skills! I'm not sure why ECC/NLC doesn't have check-off skills videos like this.

    I think it helps ease the jitters knowing what to do as far as the theatrical production part of the check-off goes.

    ....Although my skills lab instructor cracked us all up Friday..."Mi'Shelle, don't listen to the bowel sounds under the clothes." Then I said, "Ok...I was just pretending." Get this....She said, "We don't pretend here."


    Ok...she wasn't being rude, very nice actually, but everyone in the class thought it was just hilarious. (I was doing my in-lab class NGT insertion/irrigation/removal check-off.)


    By the way, I saw that listed on the valenciacc link above as well....but not until after I needed it.

    I also saw sterile field, integumentary packed wound, and female catheterization.


    Of course, you will have to change things to reflect the North Lake Hospital protocol, such as actually asking the pt his name, instead of just assuming, etc, but it helps to see the videos overall.



    Good luck on your remaining check-offs....what Sterile dressing & Foleys?

    I guess this will be good for others to refresh their minds on skills learned in 1st (and 2nd) semesters as well!

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