I had clinicals today and answered a call light on a lady who had a decub that was dressed but leaking through and needed to be changed. I asked her if she would mind if I did the dressing change (she wasn't my patient) and she said no, she wouldnt' mind. I asked the nurse, who approved, and then went and got my instructor to help walk me through it. I've never seen a Stage 3 decub except in pictures, so I was a bit shocked when I saw it. I almost gagged, but quickly recovered. I just told myself to fake it like I've seen a million of them, so as not to hurt the clients feelings. I was soooo nervous, but I didn't break sterile technique.
Yay! The lady was such a sweetheart for letting me do it. She was cracking jokes and being very conversational with us. It made it much more conducive to learning! :chuckle I feel like I am getting more and more confident with each clinical that we have! :hatparty: Just had to share!