I finally got my first clinical day today, and it was sure interesting. We shadowed a CNA and reviewed charts. We chose one patient to do a focused assesment on and bathed/fed. I got to change a wound dressing *all by myself* (well with instructor cueing me) and assist with a male straight cath. My focus patient was a 34 year old female with a broken femur bone due to metastic breast cancer...so sad, it will probably take a miracle at this point for her to survive. She was so sweet and just the perfect patient. It was really a great day! It was so interesting reviewing the patient's chart and seeing how all the pathological pieces of the puzzle fit together.
Just had to share with someone.