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You are either a new follower or someone who is very persistent in getting the answer to this top or bottom question out of me. Again, come off anon and I will tell you.
I dont judge because you are curious as long as you are respectful.
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hahah No No I did change the title of my blog. I am actually impressed that you noticed. O.o
Anyway the title of my blog contains meanings in relation to how far I am progressing into my acceptance of myself and I was thinking about it last night and I have come to realize that I think I am on the next stage.
OMG I didnt realize it is 2 weeks before skills testing. Crap I havent studied any of the quarter 5 skills. I need to get cracking on that.
I had 2 patients for the first time and OMG I was a lot more nervous compared to last week. I couldnt figure out how to care for 2 patients who I had to do total care on. Total care meaning, bed baths, brushing teeth, changing linens, everything you had to do to a patient if you didnt have a CNA. On top of that I had to look up medications for one of my patients who I decided to give meds to. Luckily for me I chose the one patient who only a blood sugar check, Lispro and Humalog. I also had to educated this patient on how to administer his own insulin and what he needs to do to administer after he administers his fast acting insulin. The other patient had 12 medications to be given during my shift and 8 of the 12 where at 9 am so I decided not to do that. This patient was also total dependent on ADL’s and incontinent of urine and stool BUT thank God the family hired a caregiver so she did most of the work. The only care I had to do before the caregiver got there was to change his linen and clean up his BM but luckily for me the CNA I was working with helped me there.
My instructor sent me to work in the ER today and I had an ok experience. When I got on the unit, the nurse I was working with had me watch a combative patient and I had to make sure he didnt pull out his leads or IV AND THIS WENT ON FOR 3 fucking hours. For the first time ever I almost got frustrated with a patient. Like I have never felt irritated at a patient before but it only last for a second or 2 because my mind told me that he is not cognitively aware because he suffered from dementia and he came in because he had 5 strokes in the past hour so there might have been some damage to his head that we were not aware of. At that time I was rethinking being a ER nurse but I will get into that at the end. Anyway we needed to get him for a CT scan but because he was so combative my nurse was worried he wouldnt stay still for the scan and he was right. He kept trying to get out of bed and pulling at his leads. What was funny is that the nurse had to use 2 different sedation medication AND NONE OF THEM WORK. So we had to get a respiratory therapist and a doctor and give the patient Ketamine which finally worked and knocked out the patient. When we brought him back to the ER he started waking up and moving so my nurse came up with an idea to put a warm blanket over him and HE STOPPED MOVING AND FIGHTING AND WENT BACK TO SLEEP. This patient just wanted a blanket and then it dawned on me that if we had gotten a blanket in the morning he might not have been so difficult to work with. After that patient was done with I got to work with some other nurses and even got to pull out an IV in a 9 year old boy since he was being discharged. Pretty much pulling out the IV was the highlight of my day.
Would I work in the ER now that I have had a chance to experience it? That is still a yes because the only reason I was restraining him for 3 hours straight is because my nurse was busy with the paperwork and charting to get the order for Katamine and to get him ready for the CT scan. Obviously if I wasent there an ER tech would have been the one watching him while the RN was doing the needed paperwork and charting.
The weird look you get from people at Walmart when you try on scrubs that are in the women section but say UNISEX on tag. AND NO THEY WERE NOT FLORAL DESIGNED. Alright, uniform stores and online shopping from now on.
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The “SNO” meeting is actually 2 meetings in one that last over an hour- an hour and a half. The first 30 minutes is dedicated to the actual SNO club. This is where we have announcements, set forth motions and give each other advice (if have time) and do the raffle for free prizes at the end of it. The reminder 30 mins to an hour is the rally where the staff are present and usually the director of nursing or the assistant director formally introduce the quarter 1 students to the upper quarters and the staff, some announcements for the program are made, and a guest speaker (who takes up a majority of the time) speaks.
Anyone can attend but those who are not in the program cannot vote on motions that are set forth during the meeting such as using funds for certain things (usually the pizza party or for critical student supplies like BP cuffs), put up a motion or participate in the raffle.
But if you are seriously interested in attending let me know and I will get you the date, time and place of our meeting for spring quarter. It gives you a chance to see the staff and gives you a VERY superficial feel for the nursing program. The meeting is usually on the first Monday of the quarter and is usually 1:00pm all the way to 2pm or 3pm but the time has been known to change. If you are planning to leave early or come in later let me know so that I can make arrangements.
Get it get it get it! I remember playing Diablo ages ago and Diablo II. I played the beta testing version of Diablo III on my Mac and they really put some magic into it. It’s totally worth it!
I have heard how the cut scenes have become extravagant since the first 2. Hahaha. Alright, since its not going to cost me anything I might as well get it.
A thunderstorm with heavy rain and high wind occurring while I am at home.
Its the perfect time to do things that needs to be done in house or just relaxing. Whether it is cleaning the house, catching up on television shows, reading a book by the window and listening to the rain and winds beat on the house.
Bonus add on? The power going out in my neighborhood.
It is a perfect time to cuddle and depending on the time of day you have no choice but to relax since people and things are so dependent on electricity these days.
Something I really want to experience before I die?
A snowstorm where I dont have to leave the house. Just have a cup of hot chocolate (maybe spiked) and just do what I want.
Stuff that needs to be done for SNO, my class in general, or the whole school in general
- Attend budget meeting and ask for money again -_- (I will go into this on Friday, if I remember)
- Get the beginning of the quarter rally PowerPoint and delegate what needs to be said and when to say them, altered to my liking.
- Get 2nd confirmation that I will be speaking the opening speech at graduation. If definitive go to 4, if not go to 5.
- Get information on what needs to be said and how “appropriate” it must be.
- Start going to physical shirt making stores and getting in person price quotes.
- Ensure the labs store is adequately filled with the food and beverages that is in high demand.
- Do extra credit paperwork for theory
- Set up nursing calender in the lab
Stuff that needs to be done every week to ensure I graduate
- Practice skills in lab
- Rewrite notes every week
- Do reverse engineering nursing care plan
- Study weekly
- Keep up on the readings
- REMAIN PSYCHOLOGICALLY STABLE BY TAKING MY MEDICATIONS.
Alright hopefully 1,2,3,4,7 and 8 in my first list will be knocked out by next week.
First list: 1, 2, 3, 4 (maybe)
Second List: 1, 2 (if not done over the weekend), 4 (I have a quiz on Tuesday), 5 (Starting to fall behind *eep*)
First list: 7 and maybe 8.
Second List: 1, 2, 5
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Vhat? Uhhhh o.O You were serious? And its been weeks since you offered……
Besides I dont have many romantic movies on my hard drive. Most of them are homosexual romantic movies that I plan to watch eventually.
She was so mad she dismissed us early and asked us instead to do a case study and present a comprehensive pathophysiology of the case of our patient. On case presentation, she sauteed me to a point I almost want to hand her a knife and just stab me.
OMG. How close to the end of the program were you? I feel like its the first or last to weed out the weaklings. That is ridiculous. It pisses me off when nursing instructors are like that. Like why bother teaching if you are going to terrify your students?
But you passed her right?
I remember not being able to report a high fever to an NOD and you can’t imagine how my clinical instructor looked like. She’s a living monster. lol
Oh God speaking of monsters, When my instructor confronted me about it I died on the inside because my psych instructor (from the previous 6 weeks) made it clear that we would be withdrawn from the program if we didnt report an abnormal vital sign.
What was the outcome of your situation? I got a warning from my current instructor.