I am going to graduate from my program in a year, and my biggest fear is about my right wrist-I am right-handed and had a work-related injury a few months before I started nursing school. I got a ganglion cyst in my wrist that was excised a month before I started school. Since then it has been growing stronger and stronger, but I have had the fear in the back of my mind about turning heavy patients or needing to do prolonged chest compressions.
Well I just had my basic life support renewal class and after that 2 hours my wrist and arm have been so sore that I am really not sure if I should pursue working with adults at all. So far I am pretty open as to what field to go into-I was thinking OR, ICU, mother/baby or NICU. I was wondering if anyone has dealt with something similar and whether they felt like it interfered with their job. Obviously in a code I would do chest compressions on a patient, but I am considering if I should try to get into the NICU so as to prevent this injury from getting worse.
Appreciate any advice