I did it!!

  1. i did it, one thing i don't have to worry about. we had to get checked off on skills that we learned last yr. it is no real big deal, but you have all the second yr instructors in the room and they take you and give you a procedure to do. it felt like i was standing in front of a firing squad. but all in all it went well. i had to do a sterile dressing change, (which is a piece of cake compared to trach care), and had to draw up two meds in one syringe. so i had to whooooo hoooo somewhere. so here it is:

    whooooo hooooooo
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  3. by   BrandyBSN

    Im excited too! I worked in the clinic today, and got 5 CBC panels drawn, first stick each time!!!! Something about seeing that blood squirt into the vaccutainer, and not having my victims (i mean patients) winch in pain makes me feel like a nurse!!!

    Kinda silly, but I am allowed to be silly every once in a while

  4. by   CEN35
    sterile dressing change??? what is that????? j/k........not exactly an everyday procedure in er.........um not exactly an every month procedure actually....lol!

  5. by   CarolineRn
    Just got our grades back from our first test, and I got an A!!!!

    Didn't get as high of a score as I think I should have though.

    I missed two questions on Selye and the grief process, and missed one that I shoudl have argued. Tell me what you think:

    The MOST important reason for careful handwashing between caring for different patients is:

    A) some bogus choice
    B) another bogus choice
    C) Promoting a favorable attitude toward good hygiene in each patient.
    D) To prevent transfer of microorganisms from patient to patient.
    Scroll down for correct answer:

    C)Promoting a favorable attitude toward good hygiene in each patient.!!!!!!!!!!

    I chose D, which SEEMED like the logical choice. The test did say MOST important reason. Anyway, I was wrong.

  6. by   BrandyBSN
    What a load to POOP!

    I agree, the most important reason to wash your hands is to prevent the transfer of microbes from one patient to the next... it has very little to do with promoting "happy hygiene" to the clients. I would argue! But... atleast you still got the A

    Down with Poop!

  7. by   CEN35
    i don't wash my hands to please anybody! i wash them because it's a neccesity, to prevent from spreading all the crap hanging out in hospitals, and everywhere else. i certainly don't wash my hands at work.....on an average of 5 times and hour.........to please the spectators.

    probably another example of an instructor, that hasn't actually worked in the clinical setting for years.

    lmao.......if i were you, and this instructor also teaches clinicals........i would make sure they wash their hands a few times, in front of patients and families..............just to please and apease the them!

  8. by   peaceful2100
    Way to go Janleb on your skills test. Brandy of course we are allowed to be silly every once in a while. I can't wait until I can actually do a stick and be good at it. Caroline I know the frustrations about not getting what you wanted to get but you got an A and that is good way to go. I am on the ball now so I can get an A on my first health management exam. It is 2 weeks for now but at least I am studying now. In the past for exams I have waited about 3-4 days before the test sometimes even less than that before I started studying. I am not going to do that anymore.
  9. by   CarolineRn
    LOL Cen!! Thanks for the suggestion to have my instructor wash hands to "promote a good attitude!" Unfortunatly, my instructor for clinicals will get a huge laugh when I tell her about that question and the correct answer! She's the first one to tell us that when you're in nursing school, you have to do it their way, and then when you're in the real world, it's a whole new ballgame.

    Brandy-- "poop??" LOL!! My, you are feeling slaphappy today, aren't you? BTW, thanks for the reminder about the stethoscope and alcohol in my MRSA post. I thought about that earlier, and wondered if I would have to bathe all the equiptment in alcohol before leaving his room!

    Peace, you're on the right track for that A! What I realized after this first test, is that memorization ain't gonna cut it like it did in some other classes, you have to completlely understand the topics at hand. Luckily for those of us in my program, we get a syllabus that has a list of all our objectives, so we know just where to focus our attention prior to each test.