Well, I survived a week of orientation and now a week of work on the floor.
I still love it and they haven't fired me.
I was a little worried that after all this time and all this work, nursing would not be what I was hoping for, or that I would not measure up. So far, though, it is (and I am) OK.
First day I followed my coach around. (New word for preceptor is "coach." We also have an "educator" who covers a couple of floors.) Maybe I gave one insulin shot. Second day I had three patients.
I understand the goal for next week is for me to have one
Of course almost none of the meds were on time (I insist on double checking stuff), but that will come. I did catch a fairly major error--one of the meds' info on the EMAR (this is cool--one's own locking medcart with laptop for verification and a WalMart type scanner for the med and pt), indicated a "lot expiration " of August 11, 2001.
It took four phone calls to the pharmacy to get one person to both admit it was a clerical error and
give me a name to put in the notes to cover the drug.
We have a sit down, face to face review with the coach and educator each week. I did OK. I'm enthusiastic and detail oriented. Gotta work on organization. (Yeah, like since birth....
Today is DH's 61st BD, and I am making a "birthday breakfast." (Same as every other breakfast--he's a little limited on what he will accept....)
So far so good! Later, gators!~
Oh! Tweety, I had a doc tell me about twenty years ago to stop chocolate and coffee and tea. I'm sorry, but that's not living. So I eat some tums once in a while and drink water to dilute the stomach acid. Glad I don't get HA's. No clue what to do with them. (Demerol? LOL) (((Tweety!)))