Quote from NurseRoRo
I have gone through a few preceptors as well during my time on orientation. One of them was a traveling military nurse to boot!! It took some guts to tell some of my preceptors, "I know you do it this way, but I'm trying to find my own way to organize/do it." or something to the effect of "BACK OFF!!" I also recall saying things like "Just give me a minute to figure it out" because as soon as you start to do something, they either finish it for you or tell you you're doing it wrong!
I always have to tell myself, "bovie creates smoke...can't have smoke if you don't have power to the bovie...so plug the bovie in first, then the suction" even though the suction is on my way to the bovie machine!
LOL... I know.... I find myself bouncing back and forth like a ping pong ball sometimes!!!! But, So be it!!! I havent been so assertive yet about telling them about backing off or whatever, I just smile and nod, and say ok, thank you, or whatever, but it is getting real old.....and I really hate it when I know I need to do something, but I am just about to do it, and they chime right in and tell me that I need to do it, and I feel like yelling ... " I KNOW, GIVE ME A CHANCE!!!!! "
Then theres anesthesia. Some of them want you to call recovery the minute drapes are off,if not sooner, some dont want you to call until fully extubated and awake, some want YOU to insert air into their ett cuff, some dont care, some say you MUST insert air BEFORE you attach to the circuit, and theres so many of these people, you find yourself not even bothering to remember and just asking like an idiot all the time.......
And positioning, some like gel pads, some say gel pads cant touch bare skin so they pad the gel pads with blankets.........:uhoh21: I cant get a definitive answer on this one. I really cant. So I just pad the way whoever I am with for the day does it and thats that!!!!! Shall we comapre notes? I love this!! I could go on all day!!!!!