I am in my first semester. I do not have trouble with passing meds or doing calculations. I just haven't figured out the best way to carry and label everything. I am a PCA and shadow RN's where I work, but at clinical they do things very differently and my instructor doesn't let us use the computer work station.
Where I work vials are keep with syringes and scanned/verified at the bedside. At clinical they are tossed in the med room, which isn't even a room its an area right in the middle of the hall. The RN's on my clinical floor keep the vials and organize the meds on their WOW.
So how does a student just learning, trying to carry everything (syringes, water, med cups, flushes, alcohol wipes, gloves etc) by hand do this?
If I have 6+ PO's, 3 syringes and my instructor tossed the vials as I draw them up, I only have so many pockets. I am learning more and more meds but I don't have everyone pill shape and color memorized, after I fight with the foil there isn't always much left to read. I went to the practice labs and tried to get tutoring. I have arranged more shadowing at my job over the break, but I still have two weeks of clinical left. All my school said was apply the concepts I have learned to new situations. Anyone have any real advice I am completely frustrated right now?
I have tried to use the computer workstation, but my instructor refuses to let us, she also rushes us and skips steps. I have a marker and tape I can label things with.
PS I really hate that she tossed the vials before I give the injections is that normal?