Friday, September 24, 2010

Five Question Friday...answers

1. I think that I would want to have a French accent.
2. I have and can sleep anywhere as long as I'm comfortable and tired.
3. Being in the health care field you have to get over the fear of using a public bathroom otherwise your bladder would explode. I will not on the other hand use the bathroom at a public park. That is just straight up nasty.
4. I would want to be stuck in the elevator with....this one I think that I would have to pass. There are not many celebrities that I would want to spend time with.
5. I flew to Indiana for my first date with my husband. I would make that decision in a heartbeat. I love him!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Clinicals...nothing like how we practiced.

I promised that once I did a couple weeks of clinicals that I would give you an update of my progress. Right now I am currently Honors status with my grades. YEA ME!!!! Second of all dealing with real patients is nothing like we practiced or learned. Changing a colostomy bag on a dummy is a lot more pleasant than changing one that is full of poo and the patient wont quite playing with it making it a bigger mess for you too clean and putting them at risk for infection. Giving a bed bath to a plastic dummy is a lot easier than giving a bath to a 700 pound woman. You think when you are in school even though you know that it isn't like that in real life a part of you thinks that it will be similar to what you are doing in the lab skills part. It still will never prepare you for the first time you see someone butt naked that you didn't intentionally want to see. Or the first time that you have to give an injection and the patient screams because they didn't want to get a shot. Or when you are having to help hold up the 700 pound booty to get to a wound that is in the crevice of a fold in her butt. I really value my education and am very grateful that we were given a decent one but I am sooo glad that we do clinicals early on. I would hate to be a new nurse and to never have literally seen it all.

Answers to 5 question Friday.....

1. My first nightmare that I can remember happened shortly after we all watched Nightmare on Elm Street part 3. I had a dream about Freddy coming after me.

2. I really don't care for sports but I guess my favorite to watch would be Football.

3. I just wish I could pull off the entire ensemble. The costume jewelry boots and skinny jeans and the fashionable tops. Someday.....:0)

4. I made decent grades in high school. I wasn't valedictorian but now that I am in college I am making awesome grades now. I am currently honors status. We got our quarterly progress report today.

5. I like the gossip magazines like Life and Style and if I had the money I would subscribe to that one.