1. I had my second semester check-off this morning.

    There was only one part of one skill I never practiced...attaching NG tube to suction and administering.


    However, somehow, I managed to pass with a 100! Blew my boots off!

    My card said to Place the tube, attach to intermittent low suction, irrigate with NS PRN and do a full abdominal assessment.

    I finished hooking up and the instructor stops me and says, "Oh. the doctor just called and said pt has peristaltic activity. Go ahead and d/c the suction and the NG tube." HUH??? Didn't see that one coming. I didn't know they could throw things in. But I did great. I'm so proud of myself.

    My biggest issue has been my self-confidence and now that I was able to approach something so totally brand-new and do it so well, I feel a lot better about my common sense in-practice.

    Sorry so long, just excited.
    No more checking off until October!
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  3. by   RainbowzLPN
    Woo Hoo! That's great! I bet you were relieved!
  4. by   babynursewannab
    Thank you, Jennifer. I was.
  5. by   Hooligan
    Way to Go!!!