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1st day on my own, yikes!!!!

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by dalegirl dalegirl (Member) Member

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I will be on my own this week starting with 4 moms and 4 babies, the educator wants me to function as independantly as possible. This is my 5th week on orientation, 4th week on the floor. I am very nervous, the educator wants me to know 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th line drugs in emergencies and interactions etc. I barely know some of this? I am overwhelmed, I am looking at my old textbooks, any help would be terrific

Thanks

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ICRN2008 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infection Preventionist/ Occ Health.

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Three weeks of orientation on the floor is too short IMO. Can you talk to the manager or the educator about extending your orientation? You seem to doubt that you have the requisite knowledge or experience to function in an emergency, and if this is the case then it is not safe for you to be on your own.

Good luck.

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nursenpnk is a RN and specializes in MSICU starting PICU.

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The key to being able to function independently is ORGANIZE ORGANIZE ORGANIZE, when I first started off orientation I would go in a few minutes early print out my med sheets and look over the compudex so i could plan my day out the best I could, look up any meds or conditions I did not know and think of questions to ask during report. Good luck

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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6-9 weeks' orientation is not nearly enough, not by a long shot. Minimum of 3 months is average....6 months is optimal.

You are not getting enough to be independent, and if I were you, I would speak up.

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