First day of hospital clinicals for PCT class. LOVED IT! My preceptor was awesome. So I'm all gung hoh and excited when I arrive on the floor, a Cardio PCU, and I'm ready to get my hands dirty. I start getting pt's ready for their showers, do a bunch of linen changes, and then.......... A(n) RN catches me tidying up a room and asks me to take the v/s on the pt in that room. I think to myself.....hmm never used a dynamap, only know manual, oh well, I can figure it out. So I tell RN I've never used dynamap before, if she could just observe me. She says sure. Well, I had no problem, it's pretty self exlpanatory. Nurse says, good job. I'm thinking, awesome! But then.............I'm assigned to take 1100 v/s for 10 pt's. I got this. So everything is going great until about my 4th pt when I realizethat they all have the same BP 120/50! I'm like oh no, this ISNT RIGHT. So I back track, lol, I WAS READING THE WRONG # OF COURSE! I was reading the little guiding #'s that display on the machine all the time. How funny!!:chuckle :rollIt's a good thing it stores each reading, otherwise I would've been redoing everyone's b/p's! That RN had me thinking I knew what I was doing, when all along I should've been remembering that I'M THE STUDENT, THERE TO LEARN! And I don't know a damn thing, yet.Just thought I would share that little bit of humility.