Thanks for the suggestion, I actually almost got one, but in my last week, I really picked up the pace....don't ask me how cuz I don't even know. I have been off of orientation for one week now, with 5 patients, and acutally able to keep pace. I am very happy with that! I still feel like I am running a marathon but I feel in another month, I will be doing better than I am now.
The funny thing is, as soon as I went OFF of orientation, everything went MUCH smoother! It was getting to be a HUGE pain when I was on orientation because the techs would come and give my preceptor the finger stick data but would not report them to me, which in turn, I would have to waste time hunting them down, etc......not fun. It also seems like it's easier to do things "my own way" instead of having to answer to someone else with my every move. My preceptor was WONDERFUL , I think it was just time for me to spread my wings and go it alone and I am SO glad I did.