I am not sure how to approach this situation, but I feel I need to get it off my chest and request some advice. I am not one to lose sleep, but stuff like this gets me thinking. I am a first semester student and my CI seems to have a couple of favorites. I have just recently gotten tired of biting my tongue. I am fine with the fact that my CI finds these certain student more advanced in their knowledge and skill, but my biggest concern is that our CI is allowing them to do procedures that we have not even covered at all. In fact, these are procedures that we will be learning in our second semester.
We are only suppose to pass oral medications w/ supervision and most of the time the CI is never to be found to do so. Second, we can observe but we have not been instructed on flushing/pushing ANYTHING through an IV and/or PICC line. The reason why I am so concerned is that one of the students did push dilantin with the CI through a Picc line. At our meeting however, that same student admitted to not having done an injection or even a gluco check since the semester started 3 mos ago. Ummk!
I do not feel that we have been taught and observed effectively being first semester students, and we should be on the same page by performing what is covered in class. It has been very frustrating and I have been afraid to speak up. Is this something I should just slough off?
Please share any thoughts and stories.