originally posted by debrno1
my weekend saved from former study buddy and chipkalee's site................
day 1 .stress,orientation and labs
me, hubby and son leave for albany (which is a 3 hour ride) @ 9:30 am. _traffic is a problem from the get go. _there was traffic and construction for the entire ride, _it took 5 hours to reach hotel in albany !!!! stress management began on the nys thruway in heavy traffic and massive construction !!! _we arrived at quality inn @ 230pm, _check in, bring bags to rm, unpack, i changed and we went off in search of st peters hosp. which is a 10 min ride from there. __albany is full of one ways streets and one wrong turn will put you somewhere else. _we saw the blue h sign and followed the arrows to the hosp. _i never got to eat so i had a donout and cup of coffee, _they dropped me off and i went to the lobby to wait. _i paced around for a while and saw what i thought had to be other students......i approached them and sat down we made small talk and one girl said "i'm not passing this thing" _yikes !!!! _no negativity around me please ! _some were not using the grid or mnemonics from what they said, _i kept breathing and being positive despite the negativity surrounding me !!!! _i'm not one to feed into this kind of thing !!!! _i'm passing this thing- my mind is made up and that's that !!!
now there are 6 of us and here comes the ca.....she's smiling and seems so nice and perky ! not the robot from the video at all. _she's says "follow me" and we all do. _she's pointing out the cafeteria, elevators and whatnot as we go. _we go in elevator, _we go thru halls, _down steps, up steps, _thru more halls till we reach the room for orientation. _it's a big room and all the labs are set up in there. _we sit down and she offers us the ladies room some go.... i don't. the negative girl says i'm going to pass out.................i say take a db !!!! _another ( who failed) is saying mobility is not a required area and arguing about it "that's not what i was told " _oh brother, here we go there's one in every group, i'm thinking breath !!!! __we begin orientation fill out papers and do finger prints and all that jazz. _it seems to be a relaxed feeling not rigid and stressful like the video at all. _now its time to draw straws for rotation patterns and labs. _it was like catching the bouquet @ a wedding, _we gathered around ca and made a mad grab @ these index cards. _i got the last one , i was slow to grab, _oh ok........peds first thank you ( now i can write cp and look up all on baby) _that's what i had hoped for-so i'm ok with all this so far. _but-i'm going to the floor first then will do my labs. the ce's come and intro themselves ok some look nice and some look not so nice !! _oh please let me get the nice ones, the ones who are smiling and look friendly _!!!!
ok here we go, _ce for pcs #1 is nice to me, (thank you god! ) more halls more elevators........ she reminds me to ask anything and if she can't answer she will tell me. she also tells me if i turn my back with sr down on the baby she's failing me ___ok i can live with that i'm thinking !!!! _shows me around the floor and ill never remember what she's saying !!! _get the chart and she leaves me alone for a while. _there's nothing in the chart, __just admitted, _the best is she's in for r/o seizures !!!! _oh lord i'm getting a 5 mo old with seizures, i'm trying not to think about it too much. __got those labs to do.... ill go back to hotel and look everything up. _we head back down to the room with the labs.
during orientation look and touch everything open the gloves try them on, open the dsgs too, _draw up some meds if you want, _all the mars were in a binder at each station i peeked in there too. they were there, _so look !!! get comfortable with the equipment.....now's your only chance............feel the model for the landmarks in case of an im. all pb's were 50cc's...... i get pb first and who is my ce, the guy from the video, _you know the one who fails the student @ pb lab !!!! _oh that voice it's starting to freak me out !!! i cant really look at him, _i go into auto pilot and begin, cant remember med but 50cc in 20min gtt10............25 gtts min ok double check it yes it is 25, _that's 6 gtts in 15 sec. its right and i begin............at one point he turned his back what is he doing shuffling papers ?__no refocus on me not him........i'm doing it like i did 100 times in my dr for weeks. _wait now he's sitting in a chair 10 feet away !! _i'm ready for you to count i say......he's says no ! _what ? my heart stops and the sweat is pouring off me now, _my drops are on the money am i failing what did i do ????? what did i not do ??? he says i counted with you- you got it !!!! i sign the mar and he says you pass !!!!! __breath !!!
#2 _ivp is next....... this one worried me-as much as i practiced @ home i felt least comfortable with this one, _read the mar, _now hes sitting just inches from me ! _i'm looking for the dilutant....i look again and again, _what.... no dilutant ?? _where the heck is it ?? _its not there, _straight med and flushes. _lasix 40 mg over 2 mins. _1 cc ns flush before and after. _vial is 10 mg/ml, _there is no other lasix so that's is it, _4 cc _there were 3 cc + 10 cc syringes. _so 4 cc in 2 mins= 0.5 cc q 15 sec. _that's nice i thought !!! _not a funny # to deal with........i can do this !! _no.. he does not want to see my calc ? _i tell him what i'm doing and hand him syringes he just glances and gives them back. _i do it fine and i'm done sign the mar and he's says congrats you pass.....now clean that mess you made !!!! _i listen to him and clean up my mess !!! _he's ok i'm thinking and he's my ce for pcs #3 !!!! _thank you
(he's a good actor in that video !!!!!)
#3 _wound easy stay sterile .....pass it too !!! _he says you're on a roll !!!! _now i'm almost done i don't want these labs hanging over my head tomorrow. _
i get humalog 10 u sc, _the vial says 100 u/ml. _ok so now i'm trying to make a calc out of it somehow i'm trying different #s.......what the heck am i doing ???? breath and refocus.......... 10 u sc __crap !!!! _i'm losing it now with my ce for pcs #1 watching me !!! __i'm sweating sooo bad at this point, i think and breath and scratch out what ever it was i was trying to do with those numbers !!! _draw up 10 u.............id, _give it sign mar done you pass she says.............
________________________________ __wow __holy cow i did it !!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm glad to have it done now back to hotel to write my cp. _ risk for injury of course (baby) and that will be my priority too unless something else comes up overnight. _ok risk for injury rt maturational age will not experience injury keep sr's up and secure with mom or staff when oob ( pcs form said hold ad lib under oob/mobility) _that's done. _can't think of actual cp...nothing works need aeb, need some kind of sx for the cp....... what to do ? tried a few nothing worked, anxiety fear dunno>>>>>>>> call a sb who passed in march at home we debate, discuss and decide on either altered g+d rt separation or infant behavior disorganized rt seizures ?????? i turn the lights off @ 2 am and get up @ 5 am............still not happy with this cp !!!!
i wake up @ 5 am had two clocks set just in case !!!! _i brought my fav coffee and make a pot in the room _( bring things to make you happy and coffee does make me happy) _i am soooo tired did i even sleep ??? __nah _i shower, get dressed and take out that freaking _cp, _i don't like it at all....... why cant i come up with one ? i did 100 cp's for practice...........crap....... i looked thru that book page by page and nothing fit for actual !!!! well got to go to hosp wake these guys up and we go............... i go to cafeteria the 5 others are there already i'm never late, get coffee and now the ce's come, dump the coffee and we split up and go with our ce's to the unit