Pretty sure I failed my skill validation today. I was giving an insulin injection and then hanging an IV piggyback. The second after I gave the injection I realized I has no gloves on!! How stupid of me...I just get so nervous when I go in for validations.


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Specializes in Psych..

Those skills tests make me very nervous too!

I had something similar happen to me. I was being tested over Foley catheter insertion. Unfortunately, I broke sterile field. I immediately pointed it out to my instructor, so she let me continue, and I passed. She said that mistakes happen, and RN's break sterile field too. They just know to start over rather than push ahead, which is what I did. What a relief!

I hope you passed, good luck!


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I forgot my gloves once at clinicals doing an insulin injection. My instructor said "Hey, don't forgot your gloves next time". That was it. Didn't even knock my grade down. I was shocked!


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Specializes in Neuro, critical care.

My instructor failed me for it. She said everything else was great, but wants me to do it over again to remember my own safety. Fair enough, I think. I won't forget those gloves again!

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