Monday, February 16, 2009

First Stick

Yay! Thursday at clinicals, I got to do my first IV stick! This was the one nursing skill that I was nervous about and now I know I can do it. Put it right in, no problems whats-so-ever. The guy was slightly senile, so I am not sure if I caused excess discomfort or anything, but my instructor said that I did an excellent job. A+ and a cookie for me!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Eye See You....

This is just a quick note, much to my embarrassment, about myself this time. I was doing a quick head to toe assessment on my patient Thursday, before I really had time to look at her chart (mistake #1). I checked her hearing, a few facial nerves, and then moved on to her eyes. I got my pen light out (that makes me feel like a real nurse...) and went to check her eyes. Right eye first. No reaction. No pupil moving, no blinking, no accommodation, I internally started thinking, "What the hell??" It was the same color as the other eye and everything. Then, my patient says to me, "You know, you don't have shine that flash light at that false eye of mine, I can take it out so you can see better."