Ok, guys, I just need to vent for a minute. Everyone stand back.
I am sooo irritated right now that I straight up left school and came home. (Not a big deal, I'm a commuter)
Today we had skill check offs; we do a combination of individual and group skills. Our individual check off was to prime IV tubing, hang a secondary line and attach it to an existing line, and to change the bag/bottle of an existing line. Not so difficult, right? Well half the class failed.
I passed because I actually *practiced*.
Ok now on to the group skills.... we get about halfway through and then we get to the skill where the student has to change the tubing on an IV line. Ok she acted like she had never seen IV tubing before, had no idea what to do, and even said "I'm so confused" OUT LOUD and in front of the instructor. OK, even if I don't know what to do I try to act like I do on check off days.
So of course our instructor is irritated, said it was obvious nobody practiced, and we all have to come back and do all of our skills OVER AGAIN next week before we can be checked off. Not to mention that we also have to do next week's lab next week.
I am so angry that because other people didn't practice I am behind in my check offs and my lab skills. I have to go back for lecture in an hour or so and I totally dont' feel like it. And to make it worse, the other students are *****ing and complaining about the instructor or the program like its not their fault they failed. I hate that! Like ok so you forgot to prime the tubing, not a big deal, except you just blew a big ol' embolus into your patient. Oh well, better luck next week.
This is like in elementary school if someone stole something and we all have to stay after class because of it.
Sorry if I'm acting like a big baby right now I am just extremely irritated. In fact, I'm going to go eat a brownie.
Hope y'all are having a better day than I am.