El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07 - page 39

congratulations! to everyone that is starting in january! i'm so excited to meet everyone-please introduce yourself! :wavey: :groupwelcome:... Read More

  1. by   Spill
    Jaxia! Tank you!
  2. by   JaxiaKiley
    How did it go? Is your lecture test tomorrow? If so, good luck!

    Katie -- just the mess with our schedules. It's frustrating.
  3. by   Yin Yang
    It has been a mess - but, I'm glad because it was not a good day for me to go anywhere. I went from coughing and being sick yesterday to winding up with a migraine last night (probably from jerking my head coughing so much), waking up with it still this morning and finally vomiting until I wound up with a nose bleed! My headache was better after that, but I wound up sleeping about 12 hours today. I guess we can't do anything about the back and forth schedule, but I'm more concerned about us not being together to do a care plan. I feel very unprepared for the care plan. How bout you?

  4. by   Spill
    Yang..I hope you start feeling better soon!
  5. by   Yin Yang
    I'm a little better today, thanks. I went to the dr. & I have another ear infection. I'm on antibiotics now. The dr. said I probably have a sinus infection contributing to the headache/nosebleed...hopefully all will be better by tomorrow - usually after a couple days of abs, i'm feeling better. You hanging in there?

  6. by   Spill
    I am, I have orientation tommorrow at Plano. I'm stressed about next week...meds ck off and our first time at the hospital with a pt.

    I'm scared about next week. The kids that had their first pt. this week came into lecture sharing their horror stories...so now I'm super nervous!!!
  7. by   Yin Yang
    Well, we should have had horror stories to share with you today, however that turned into a bonafide SNAFU. What horrible things happened with them? We have meds checkoff and clinical both next week also (originally we were all going to the hospital together to pick patients and to do our careplans, and now we're on our own. I don't even have a careplan book yet....I'm VERY nervous and unprepared for careplanning! Good luck on your orientation though...it wasn't bad, just a little boring.

  8. by   Spill
    what is SNAFU...can't figure it out...

    One girl had a pt that had on a diaper and she spent most of the day changing that and the sheets. (I don't know I would even know how to do that...I guess, just common sense, but we have had not skills training on that)
    Another, had a pt that told her to go away and never come back.
  9. by   Yin Yang
    OMG...did she do something to make the patient mad?? Ok...hopefully I'll pick my patient better than that. I'm looking for a continent, hopefully not crabby person who is at least marginally ambulatory...lmao. SNAFU=situation normal...all f***** up. This pretty well describes the entire El Centro nursing program, but especially our class :deadhorse .
    Our whole clinical schedule got jacked up at the last minute....oh well. I'm studying for lecture!!

  10. by   LKG6
    Quote from Yin Yang
    I don't even have a careplan book yet....I'm VERY nervous and unprepared for careplanning!
    There is a good 1 day careplan class at ECC by Ms. B.
  11. by   Spill
    I heard that the careplan class is taking place this Saturday...but another one will be give on the 12th, which is the Monday of spring break.

    Are any of you planning on taking it? One girl in my clinical group is taking it this Saturday. Depending on what she says, I may consider taking it on the 12th.
  12. by   Yin Yang
    I'd like to go, but the days don't match my group's schedule very well. I might still try and make it though - I think there is one saturday class. Thanks Katie.

  13. by   JaxiaKiley
    I didn't realize that Monday was the week of Spring Break. I might be able to do that. It just bugs me a little that we have to pay and take a separate class to learn how to do it. I mean, we are in nursing school. If care plans are a part of nursing, shouldn't it be included in our curriculum?

    Yang, did you watch that video? Do I *need* to watch it? How long was it?