Busy Week

Last week was so busy. I had clinical rotations in the emergency department, three tests, and I signed up to sell Scentsy! Also, a couple weeks ago my husband and I decided to make Friday our weekly date night. I think we are like most couples these days and we get so wrapped up in our jobs (in my case, school), we have trouble making sure make quality time for each other. Anyways he had Friday off so we spent the whole day doing stuff together :). I love our relationship because we can make running errands fun. We ran some errands and then went to see The Watch. It was really funny in an obnoxious silly kind of way.

Also on Friday I started a project I found on Pinterest:

The spots on the back are leopard print, it’s hard to tell in the picture.

Last Monday and Tuesday were my ED rotation days. It was interesting thats for sure. There was a person come in with a GI bleed, this person had fallen and had diarrhea, and vomited. They had stool and vomit in their hair and all the way down to their feet! We had to clean them before treatment could even be started. It was insane. When a person has an upper GI bleed their vomit looks like coffee grounds because of the blood. In my nursing school career, I have cleaned a lot of bottoms but I have never even imagined anything like this. I feel like I cannot even explain the severity of it. After that there was a miscarriage, and then I had to hold a baby still so he could get an IV. It was just a really tragic day for me LOL. The ED is really not my thing. One minute there will not be a single patient and everyone is on Facebook or whatever and the next its packed and nurses are running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Yeah just not my thing. But tomorrow I will be in labor and delivery and I am really really excited about that!

I love love love Scentsy products! I was introduced to Scentsy last year right before Christmas and ended up getting it for myself and also Christmas presents. This was a great month to sign up in because almost everything is 10% off. It is also a great time to stock up on some of your favorite scents. Here is a video of the scents that are going to be discontinued this month:

To order or sign up to sell Scentsy please go to:

http://www.kendah.scentsy.us

This week!

This week, I had my med-surg rotation. It was better than I thought. I had been hearing from other students that it was boring and a lot like the nursing home, but it wasn’t so much to me. I passed by med pass check off Β in the lab back in early May but I had to wait until my med-surg rotation to get checked off on med pass in a clinical setting. So, I gave my first injection! I was soooo nervous! I usually get really nervous during check offs anyway because of the whole test anxiety thing. Plus they film us (to make sure they didn’t miss anything), so it’s just so awkward talking and trying to give meds to a dummy. They are just hard for me. Anyhow, I usually shake a little during check offs and I was so worried that I would shake while trying to give an injection to a person but I didn’t! It was awesome πŸ™‚ . Getting the meds ready was a little nerve racking because our clinical instructor grills us on, what its class is, what its action is, why the patient is getting it, if there is any reason it should be held (like heart rate too low or blood glucose too low). So we pretty much have to hit the floor running. We get there at 6:15 but wasn’t getting our patients until about 7am, as soon as we got our patients we printed the MAR, looked up the diagnosis, their morning labs, and had to look up the medications they were receiving in our med books. The first day my patient only had 9am meds so I had plenty of time, but the second day my patient had 7:30 insulin so I had to work pretty quick. But it was fun. Anyhow, I didn’t think med-surg was too bad. I only had one patient each day, so I did have extra time but I spent it making med cards.

We also had our mid term clinical evaluations this week. I am excited to say that all is well where I am concerned. She said that I need to work on my confidence because she can tell I second guess myself a lot when I shouldn’t. She said that I have got this and do very well while in clinicals. It is hard to have confidence when you are always being graded and scored. I have learned SO much more than I could have ever imagined in the last 6 months but I have so much more to learn.

Wound care check offs click for source

Yesterday was a very stressful day for my class 😦 . We had sterile wound care check offs. The main thing was keeping it sterile. I think we all went into it unsure about everything. I was near the end of the list and we were watching about every other person leave crying. So by the time it was my turn to check off I was totally freaked out. I passed, thank God! I contaminated my gloves twice (the first time I put on one sterile glove and then touched the other with my ungloved hand, the second time I dropped my sterile gloved hand below the table) but I caught both times so I didn’t fail (if you didn’t catch it you failed). We were allowed two contaminations so if I would have done it once more I would have failed. Also, you failed automatically if you contaminated the wound. I felt so clumsy and I had to dry pack a wound. It is so hard to get a dry 4X4 into a wound without touching the edges of the skin… I passed thats all that matters. The way our check offs are done, you either pass or fail. You get two chances but if you fail the first, the highest you can make is a 50%. If you fail your second chance, you get a zero. Everyone in our class has become so close each other, and it is hard to see your classmates fail at something.

I am so excited to be selling Scentsy soon! More information to come πŸ™‚