[FONT=Arial Narrow]Hi everyone
What clinical skill that you had to be tested on gave you the most trouble? Today was my last test out, and it was for a sterile dressing change/sterile gloves. Everything went smoothly when I removed the old dressing. But when it came time to begin the sterile procedure, I ended up putting my sterile gloves on the WRONG hands, and I didn't even realize it!
Also one of my 2x2s slid off of the package and hit the tabletop, and then I broke sterility by brushing up against the patient's gown. I swear, I felt like such an idiot. I actually even cried a little bit. My instructor was very sweet and helpful so tomorrow I'm going to practice and then re-test on Friday. She said it was the most difficult skill to test out on so far (this is my first semester) and to not beat myself up so badly because I definitely wasn't the only one, but I still feel terrible. I even grabbed a bunch of sterile gloves to take home with me to practice.
How about all of you? What was your most difficult skill that you had to be tested on?