Sunday, October 14, 2012


Finally, I'm actually learning things in lab. I've been waiting oh so patiently impatiently to learn new stuff for 6 weeks now. We have been taught basic certified nursing assistant skills, which was boring and seemed such a waste of my time. That's terrible to say, and i'm sure the program knows what they are doing... but I've had my cna for 2 years now, and my medical assistant for 3.
I suppose a bright side is that lab and clinical weren't stressful at all. While other students were all freaked out to take a blood glucose on a patient, I had no worry at all, considering I've taken hundreds of blood glucoses working as a M.A.
So now, finally, we're being taught new stuff. This week we learned to catheterize patients. On Tuesday we will be learning colostomy and tracheotomy care. I am so excited for Tuesday! Not particularly excited for tomorrow, I feel like we spend too much time at the nursing home. Especially considering my 18 (I kid not) page assignment is completed, while other students still have a few pages to complete from their patient tomorrow. So I'm going to be wandering around the building, looking for stuff to do. I hate the feeling of wasting my time. I can't stand it when i'm at work with nothing to do, and I really hate it in clinical.
But in other news, we start hospital clinicals in 3 weeks! I am so looking forward to it! I was under the impression that we would spend every Monday at the same place, but apparently we get to go all over! I'm so excited to have different experiences at different places.
Also, bonus, I have afternoon clinicals, which means I don't have to wake up at 4:30 am to get ready for 5 am clinicals. Huzzah!


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