It’s Sunday and back to the grind tomorrow! I swear the weekends just fly by way too fast. But hey it is almost over for me. This week was busy but overall a good week. I got another older adults exam out of the way and it actually wasn’t that bad. However, I am very ready for nursing school to be over forever…just one more semester!!
Clinicals In the Emergency Room
Tuesday I had clinicals in the ER. It was an interesting day and definitely a learning experience. I think I have decided I don’t want to be an ER nurse though. BUT you do learn so much during your time there. I got to start so many IVs (everyone who comes in gets one), perform full body assessments, IV removals, and medication administration.
The nurses there were AWESOME! They are very intelligent and knew what they were doing. Plus they were so helpful and were all about me getting some experience. I got to see some interesting cases. I seen a drug overdose pt & a twisted ankle from a dirt bike accident….very cool.
Like I said earlier, the nurses there were very helpful and they pretty much let you do stuff on your own which was great. I have been in nursing school a while now and I feel comfortable with IVs and medication administer. However, during clinicals I am use to the RN I am with being at my side the whole time while I’m do everything and guiding me while I am doing it. ‘
Well I got to see how it was with out a nurse being by my side during my ER day. The drug overdose pt came in and everyone swarmed in to start doing stuff and the nurse looked over at me and said “start her IV access” and then starts doing something else. I have never had a nurse say here do this on your own.
I was so nervous! It was so crazy in the room…everyone moving around doing stuff. I was like okay and I felt really nervous. However, I managed to get through it and start the IV. I think at that moment it made me realize how it will be in about 6 months. I am so use to be the nursing student who is a newbie and doesn’t know much. However, after that I felt like “hey I think I can do this stuff”.
Wednesday was my day off……I spent the whole day studying for my test I had on Friday.
Oncology Clinic Rotation
Thursday I was at the outpatient Oncology Clinic. This is where patients come in to get chemotherapy for their cancer. They give the chemotherapy through either IV access or an implanted port under the skin. Pretty much they are getting a poisonous drug that goes in to target cancer cells.
The drugs for cancer have advanced and some of the drugs just target cancer cells but others target all cells and this is where you get hair loss..etc. I thought that the patients would be all sad and it would be a gloomy day but it actually wasn’t. Those patients were the nicest patients I have ever came into contact with.
They were so positive and so nice and thankful for everything. I guess may be the reason they are like that is because they don’t want to take anything for granted since they have had a brush with death. Kudos for them!
Friday I had my test. I came home and did nothing! I watched Ugly Betty online, ate, and slept. I was so tired. I still haven’t heard any thing about that darn job 🙁 I went Tuesday and talked to her again and she said that she was waiting on me (I think there was some communication mistake) and she said she would call me Wednesday and get me set-up.
Also, what else is weird is that she said that I was pretty much was hired and all I needed to do was do the paper work BUT she has never called. I think she is very busy and just hasn’t had time may be?? Oh well I would really like to have it but I will wait to see what happens. Today Ben and I went to the grocery store! It was crazy there…try to avoid Sunday’s for grocery shopping! I hope everyone has a great week!
Until next time,