First clinical day was a nightmare - page 4

So I have had a very rollercoaster day today. I am a Nursing I student, 21 years old and today was our first day of doing clinical at the hospital. I got my patient assignment and she had some major... Read More

  1. Visit  freckles23 profile page
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    Quote from ckh23
    She was probably anxious because she couldn't breath.

    She definetely was anxious because of that and kept saying she couldn't breath
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  3. Visit  NicuGal profile page
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    What a first day! Remember, this is traumatic to you since this is all new and if you need to talk to someone make sure you do!

    And people need to think before they post, 5 L oxygen isn't what lead to this lady's death, look at the big picture....pneumonia and CHF also. Put the puzzle pieces together.
  4. Visit  stephaniemaried profile page
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    Wow that must have been a lot to deal with. Don't feel weak for crying, it would have been the same for me too and I'm assuming most first day people too. You will be a stronger nurse for experiencing that. At least you got something like that out of the way on your first day when it is definitely ok to be kinda freaked out. Hope your clinicals are better from here on
  5. Visit  bvouge profile page
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    That was very interesting. I just put myself in your shoes, I visualized it. Although I'm only in LPN school and I have no clue what CHF is a d some other words. I was walking in your shoes. I wish we could rotate in the hospital more then nursing home but. You took it quite well.
  6. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
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    Quote from bvouge
    That was very interesting. I just put myself in your shoes, I visualized it. Although I'm only in LPN school and I have no clue what CHF is a d some other words. I was walking in your shoes. I wish we could rotate in the hospital more then nursing home but. You took it quite well.
    CHF = congestive heart failure
    COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

    OP, I can't believe this happened to you but your reaction is normal. Especially with it being the first clinical day, I would react in the exact same fashion. With that being said, you obviously will never forget this patient and you will become an expert nurse on CHF and COPD. I hope the rest of your clinicals are not as crazy as this one!


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