When you can't do something...


during clinicals, do you ever secretly feel better if a nurse/preceptor or instructor steps in and can't do it either? :lol2:

During my senior practicum clinical yesterday my preceptor gave me the opportunity to access a power port. It hadn't been accessed in several weeks and the patient said it gave the chemo nurses trouble, but my preceptor let me have a go anyway. I couldn't get it, of course, so she stepped in and gave it a whirl. She couldn't either, so she called in the charge nurse who was unable to access it as well.

It made me feel like less of a jackass when they had to call in an oncology nurse to do it and she still had trouble ;)

Specializes in IMCU. Has 12 years experience.

I know I feel better but I bet the patient doesn't.