I had a much better day at clinical today (*whew*)!
I FINALLY DID A STRAIGHT CATH!!! YAY, I MADE PEE!!!
Of course, I cracked my preceptor up by saying, "I have PENIS," before correcting myself quickly and saying, "I have URINE!"
In addition, I did a wound dressing change, observed both a JP drain and a chest tube removal, used a ceiling lift, and wrote a nursing progress note. Among many other things, of course. 12 hours sometimes doesn't seem like enough time.
I also suggested to the doctor removing the chest tube that we raise
the patient's bed higher, he was almost bent in half doing his work!
These youngsters, gotta look out for 'em.
So, all in all, a very good day. Let's see if I can keep it up! As my clinical instructor said at the beginning of the semester, I should consider this semester one long job interview.