Help!! I Have A Skills Test On Monday And I Need Info

  1. I hope that somebody reads this!

    I have a skills eval test on Monday and need as much step by step info that anyone can give me via return reply or e-mail on the following skills:

    Drawing a blood sample from a CVC
    Changing the dressing for a CVC
    NT suctioning

    I don't have any class notes on this because 1) during lab, the instructors put up overheads and when we start to write things down, they tell us "we'll give it to you later, don't worry about writing it down now." of course later never comes and 2) the instructors show us how the skills are done, but we never have the opportunity to do them and 3) there is nothing in our skills book about any of these skills.

    Maybe there is something in your skills book you could pass on to me regarding any of these?

    Any help that anybody can give me will be much appreciated! I promise to do everything I can do help you in the future!

    Thank you very much, in advance!

    My e-mail is sara_mc_kee@yahoo.com
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   LadyT618
    Quote from sara610
    I hope that somebody reads this!

    "I don't have any class notes on this because 1) during lab, the instructors put up overheads and when we start to write things down, they tell us "we'll give it to you later, don't worry about writing it down now." of course later never comes"
    Thank you very much, in advance!

    My e-mail is sara_mc_kee@yahoo.com
    Sorry I can't really help you, but a word of advice, NEVER believe them when they say that. You take your notes anyway, just so you know you have it.

    Good Luck!!
  4. by   christinemj
    A google.com search of all 3 of these skills will result in 1000's of hits. The specifics of these procedures are typically identified by facility protocol (ie, alcohol vs betadine vs ?? OR 3 ml vs 5 ml vs 7 ml vs 10 ml flush...I've seen them all....) so I wouldn't want to steer you wrong with the procedure that is used in MY hospital and school. Check out google and you will be able to find one that is similar to what was demonstrated in class.
  5. by   Carolanne
    Ok now, deep breath .... you'll do fine. Like Christine said above, search on Google and you'll be amazed what you find. Print out the info and make it part of your notes and you'll have them in black and white to review. Here's a link I found that looked pretty neat ... looks like a class outline, hope it helps!


    http://vumcpolicies.mc.vanderbilt.ed...e?OpenDocument
  6. by   patti101
    Are you not required to spend time in the lab learning these skills? The order of procedural steps may vary as long as client safety is not compromised...yet that depends on the instructor who's checking off. I made cards with the steps for each procedure, it helped me, and practice over & over.....
  7. by   chiefswife
    Thank you very much to those of you who gave me the web site info, it was very helpful, in fact I'm printing it now.

    Please let me know if there is anything I may be able to help you with in the future!

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