I just began my first semester of clinicals about two weeks ago. I have been able to pass 9 out of 12 of the first skills needed to enter the clinical setting. We started to do clients assessments this week but I am having trouble finding pulses!! It is very frustrating and makes me doubt my abilities as a future nurse. Also when trying to remember what to do next and remember the BP, pules rate and resp I get worried and my mind goes blank and I forget everything I just took. I'm wondering if this is just nerves or am I not cut out for this?
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I don't have AN on mobile, what did it say?
In reply to OP, do not worry in the least. It will get easier and easier. Pulses can be different on everyone, so just take your time and feel around. SOmetimes if its a really hard one to count, like a newborn, it helps to close your eyes or tap your finger with the pulse. And write your info down! I barely try to just remember VS unless I have to for some reason. I thought I wasnt cut out for nursing in my frst semester then had such a great experience my second semester that its just gotten better and better. It will get better most likely
Let's just say the title reads from the start to three letters into "assessment". And it puts the suggestion to practice on classmates into a different framework.
Last edit by BostonFNP on Jan 26, '13
It reads, "new student having trouble with asses..."
Last edit by limaRN on Jan 26, '13