First Day of Clinicals!!!!

  1. So I had my first pt. contact today! It really was not as nerve wrecking as I thought it would be! My pt. was really cooperative and LOVED to tell me whatever he could about his condition, he was a coloectomy/ileostomy pt. I was able to observe a stoma and empty an ileo bag. I was also able to empty a JP drain, and assist in a 4 person transfer with other nurses on the floor! It was so cool!
    I think the "nursing thing" sunk in.. after all, who gets excited about emptying an ileo!?!?
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    About KimmieKoo72

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    I work as an LPN in Acute Rehab.
    Specialty: Acute Rehab, LTC


  3. by   TheCommuter
    It's nice to know that your first day of clinical rotations went well.
  4. by   Jules A
    Awesome experience especially for your first day!
  5. by   beethoven1117
    my first clinical day was kinda nerve wracking for me. i had a patient that was an ederly with bad contracture, on telemetry, and all sorts of other problems. my instructor just told me to go and assess her and left me there. i didnt even know where to begin lol. but now im an lvn and fully competent in assessing. good to see everything went ok with you and good luck to you.
  6. by   nursesaideBen
    I'm glad that your first day of clinicals went so well! Don't feel bad I got jumpy and excited when I got to give my first enema! Just wait unitl you start inserting foley caths and doing venipunctures you'll be ready to jump out of your skin from excitement or at least I was lol. In two weeks I do my first med pass and god I'm excited but incredibly nervous!
  7. by   cjm65
    LOL my first 2 weeks of clinicals all but 2 patients I had were chronic COPD'ers, overweight, and I got to give bed baths to them in CHAIRS. Its not a fun task.....