I can pass meds and give shots now!!

  1. I haven't been posting here too much lately because I have been so busy, but I wanted to share my goods news.

    Today we had to get signed off on giving meds, giving shots: intradermal, im and subq...we weren't really expecting to get tested tonight, but I am so happy to report that I passed with flying colors. I was so nervous!! When it was all over I hopped in the car and preceded to try to drive out of the parking lot with my emergency brake on. There's just too much to remember!! LOL!

    Hope everyone else is doing fine.

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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    :chuckle congrats!

    i like sticking people.
  4. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by TCW
    I was so nervous!! When it was all over I hopped in the car and preceded to try to drive out of the parking lot with my emergency brake on.


    Way to go Tonya !!
  5. by   renerian
    Tonya that is great news! Everything you can do puts you one step closer to being an RN! Good job!

  6. by   PennyLane
    hehe...now this won't hurt a bit. It'll hurt a LOT! JK

    No really, congrats. That's a great thing to have under your belt. Best wishes.
  7. by   Vsummer1
    I am so glad you made it! I do this next Monday and Tuesday. IF we score 90% on our math test Monday we get to pass meds also. Then on Tuesday we get to poke our fellow students. The following Monday we will be doing all the care on our next patient which includes foley, gt, meds, shots, wound care etc. I hope my next patient doesn't have ALL of those for me to insert / care for.
  8. by   ntigrad
    Wow! Good for you! Funny how we do silly things when we're excited. When I was 16, I passed my drivers test, received my learners permit and promtly went out and ran a red light! No body was hurt.

    I know it sounds scary where you are now. I am in LPN school and have been passing meds only since August. Once you start doing it and get into the rythme of that facility or floor, it gets easier. You should also be looking up your drugs on each new pt. We have to do that for our student worksheets we turn in. It helps you learn the drugs and the why's of giving them. Then you change hosiptals or floors and you have to reorient to their way of doing things. But that's OK. We are told that being flexible is part of nursing, so learning the same thing 50 different ways is a good thing!! We don't push iv meds as students so we try to hang as many other things as we can to get used to priming pumps and setting them up. Shots are easy. Just make sure you have everything you need and if you're using a carpuject or a predrawn syringes that you go over how to work them outside the pt's room and not at the bedside. Most people don't care, but some get real nervous when you sound like you've never given a shot before.

    God bless you. You'll be fine!
  9. by   zacarias

    I remember when we had to give each other IM and SQ shots in skills lab! Ack!! So nervous, but once it's over with, it's over with! Good job and search out all the opps to stick people.