First Foley!!!!!!!!!!

  1. I am please to say that I put in my first foley. I took me, my teacher, and another student to find the hole but i did it!(she was really swelled)..I'm just so happy. I felt really confident going into it. It also helped that I had a patient that stated "you have to learn sometime, you can do it on me". Im just excited!
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  3. by   twinmommy+2
    Wow, congrats!!!I would have been a wreck :chuckle
  4. by   nurse_wannabe
    That's great!

    I haven't had the opportunity to do one yet. I haven't even had the chance to WATCH one!! I'm scared to death of doing it anyway. I know that when I finally do get one (successfully), I will be just as happy as you!
  5. by   snwflknurse
    Yay! Doesn't it feel great! I just did my first one a few weeks ago, so I know how you feel! Makes you want to do a bunch to practice your new skill "for real". Congratulations!



    Quote from collegegurl_2003
    I am please to say that I put in my first foley. I took me, my teacher, and another student to find the hole but i did it!(she was really swelled)..I'm just so happy. I felt really confident going into it. It also helped that I had a patient that stated "you have to learn sometime, you can do it on me". Im just excited!
  6. by   lisamc1RN
    Woohoo! Congratulations! I can't wait to do my first foley!
  7. by   lil' girl
    Yaaaaaayyyyyyyy!! Good job, congrats. Haven't done mine on a "real" pt either, but would like to.
  8. by   mage
    As a nurse for 30 years, I can still remember my 1st foley. Congratulations you deserve to celebrate
  9. by   CoffeeRTC
    Great job! I remember my first too (10 years ago!) It wasn't a blinking eye. LOL. A prolapsed uterus and the fact that she was 101yrs old..but I did it.
  10. by   wonderstars
    Congratulations! I did my first foley as well yesterday and it went a lot better than I ever expected it too. Funny how I spent the last 5 months freaking out about putting one in. :chuckle
  11. by   Arkhunter
    Quote from collegegurl_2003
    I am please to say that I put in my first foley. I took me, my teacher, and another student to find the hole but i did it!(she was really swelled)..I'm just so happy. I felt really confident going into it. It also helped that I had a patient that stated "you have to learn sometime, you can do it on me". Im just excited!
    That is so exciting! I have not done one either, but I can imagine how you feel. Congratulations!!! :hatparty: ~~ Annette
  12. by   sweetnurse1
    congratulations, I haven't done one yet on a person but in lab. can't wait to do one. I have observed a few though. Good job.
  13. by   JVanRN
    Congrats!!!!!!! lol... I didn't do my first female foley until after I was out of school. Female foleys are like my achilles heel or something. For some reason things don't look quite as neat as they do on those anatomy charts.
  14. by   collegegurl_2003
    Yeah it is definately different on a patient than a dummy. Her nurse said she had one ordered and I offered to do it. I went and got my teacher and she helped me. Gotta learn somehow. Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!

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