Had first clinical TODAY!!

  1. It was a pretty good time. We all showed up about 5 mins till, since NOBODY had the code to get in the back door, we were told that by Instructor when she got there. Would have been nice to know after we stood outside in 40 degree weather this morning! So, as we walked in, we were shown our main unit, the main dining room, where our little conference area is to keep our stuff and meet when we show up, etc.
    Then we started going over scheduling, answered questions from clincial guidelines for knowledge, and had a introduction session where we had to introduce ourselves to classmates. A HIPPA packet we went over, signed up for when we are checked giving oral meds(Next week already!!!!) and physical assessment(although we do this every clinical, we are supervised by instructor during entire time for this session on 11-3.)
    We then were given our client for next 2 weeks(only 2 until we get used to caring for residents). Then walked down to the unit and found chart, looked through it(more to find where information is), got our username/password for computer note information, and then that's it.
    I'm not too scared, and hopefully it goes well. I know already Tues. evening is major research day!!!
    Also got a list of what to bring! FINALLY! It's so much easier when you know EXACTLY what you better have in your bag.
    One issue, though, we were told that NO undershirts are allowed under uniform. I'm going, "Ok, but I sweat A LOT!! Hope you're prepared for that! I wear deodor/anti-persp all the time, but that's just who I am!" Am thinking I better ask instructor next week about what to do, or if it's a big deal....I just don't want pit stains from deodor on my 170 buck uniform(of which the lab coat lost a button already and I wore it all of 5 mins today!!) Just wanted to vent out there.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   mysterious_one
    lol who's going to see if you got a shirt on under your uniform , are the going to check
  4. by   texas2007
    I wonder why they said no undershirts. My 1st semester instructor recommended them so nobody (particularly male patients) could see down your scrub top when you bend over to assess them!
  5. by   locolorenzo22
    I dunno, I'm going to ask if V-necks are ok if they can't be seen.....
  6. by   TxNurse2Be
    oh my gosh...this sounds dumb, but I am a sweater too! I have gotten a prescription called Dry-Sol. It is the greatest thing in the world! You put it on (underarms) at night before you go to bed. (It kinda tingles). You wash it off in the morning....and you will absolutely not sweat a drop for like two days!! I use it like twice a week and it is a lifesaver. Just thought I might throw this at you.
  7. by   NaomieRN
    Gave my first meds today.
  8. by   moongirl
    Quote from texas2007
    I wonder why they said no undershirts. My 1st semester instructor recommended them so nobody (particularly male patients) could see down your scrub top when you bend over to assess them!
    sports bra

    we have no undershirt policy as well, because they poke our under the collar of the uniform, and then you dont look.. well, uniform
  9. by   locolorenzo22
    Sorry, not into crossdressing, moongirl....yep, where did you get the prescription deodorant from TX??
  10. by   moongirl
    Quote from locolorenzo22
    Sorry, not into crossdressing, moongirl....yep, where did you get the prescription deodorant from TX??
    lol.. I meant that is how I keep from the boys looking down my scrubs. I figure if they want to peek at a sports bra, whoopee.

    now.. to come up for a solution for you, sweathog...:roll
  11. by   locolorenzo22
    Well, I guess I could always shove a lot of paper towels under there and duct tape them around my biceps, but I think the grey of the duct tape may show through. Maybe if I wear some colored boxers, nobody'll pay attention the sweating.....

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