My First Foley!!!

  1. I am so excited! I did my first Foley tonight, on a female. I was super nervous since I got totally yelled out by a passive agressive instructor last semester in clinicals that I "just didn't seem confident" and "she guessed she would check me off" (the dummy/manikin test)

    Anyhoo, fast forward to Lifespan, 2nd semester and a great new instructor! She was super supportive and encouraging, and I did AWESOME. No breaks in sterile technique, and I found the urethra right away .

    I'm SO excited! Just had to share!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   nurse2bmaryg
    Quote from snwflknurse
    I am so excited! I did my first Foley tonight, on a female. I was super nervous since I got totally yelled out by a passive agressive instructor last semester in clinicals that I "just didn't seem confident" and "she guessed she would check me off" (the dummy/manikin test)

    Anyhoo, fast forward to Lifespan, 2nd semester and a great new instructor! She was super supportive and encouraging, and I did AWESOME. No breaks in sterile technique, and I found the urethra right away .

    I'm SO excited! Just had to share!
    congrats, and thanks for sharing,
    i have only done the dummy so far, i hope i can be as successful as you when i get the real thing!!!
  4. by   z's playa
    Ick...that's the one procedure I am soooooooooooo not looking forward to. But congrats anyways!!!! :hatparty:
  5. by   mariedoreen
    W@@ H@@ !!!

    :hatparty: What a feeling when you successfully sail over one more hurdle!
  6. by   meownsmile
    haha,,,, you struck gold?
  7. by   Tweety
    Woo hoo!!!!! Keep up the good work.
  8. by   wonderbee
    Cool beans!
  9. by   lisamc1RN
    Awesome! Congrats! Isn't it wonderful to have a positive, helpful instructor by your side? :hatparty:


    I can't wait until my first foley!
  10. by   lil' girl
    Congrats! Good for you!
  11. by   klone
    How cool! I'm looking forward to my first foley. Now, the NG tube is one procedure I am NOT looking forward to ever doing.

    I witnessed an RN trying to insert an NG tube into a VERY uncooperative patient during my CNA clinicals last year, and the experience will be forever burned into my brain.
  12. by   manna
    A good instructor can make all the difference!

    We checked off last semester, but I haven't done any skills yet except drawing blood and a sterile dressing change on a surgical wound. Going to the OR tomorrow, so I might just get that chance to do my first Foley too!
  13. by   jnette
    Another milestone !!!

    How exciting for you, and what a confidence booster ! GOOD FOR YOU !!!

    (AND your new instructor!)
  14. by   dcoffee
    Quote from klone
    How cool! I'm looking forward to my first foley. Now, the NG tube is one procedure I am NOT looking forward to ever doing.

    I witnessed an RN trying to insert an NG tube into a VERY uncooperative patient during my CNA clinicals last year, and the experience will be forever burned into my brain.
    I'm an LVN student, and I've done several foleys and many NG tubes, for some reason the NG was the very thing I feard, and Now, I would much rather do an NG than a foley!

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