Well the day went well we just spent today shadowing the nurse we were assigned to. Next week the real work begins where we take on the role of the RN. Today I got a observe a thoracentesis and clinical evidence of a DVT. The thoracentesis was cool but the room got so hot that I felt lightheaded and had to leave before it was finished. A few minutes later I was sitting with my head down all diaphoretic and flushed getting ready to pass out. Don't know why since I ate this AM and thought I had plently of fluids but all the S/S lead me to believe I was suffering from dehydration so after getting some ice water I felt much better. Course the whole rest of the day was spent with my clinical instructor making sure I was ok. :imbar The most embarrassing part was this happened after I told her that I don't faint at the sight of blood
so now she thinks I'm squimish..