Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ah clinical

I amaze myself at how much I can impress my clinical instructor by a few critical thinking ideas, that just seem like common sense to me.

Can't draw up 0.25ml in the dropper? Try drawing it up in a TB syringe? Not rocket science people!

Pt feels dizzy?- Nice and safe, how about getting a set of vitals to start?

I was like the student charge nurse today. If someone or the instructor needed help or a runner or something checked out, or a combative pt distracted, or an assistant for straight cath insertion, it was "Super Christine" to the rescue.

It makes me feel good to help and I suppose that is an important Core Value in Nursing!


  1. Yay! That's a good sign that you know your stuff.

  2. Good for you! And yes, those things should be common sense for a nurse. That means you are truly on your way ot becoming a fantastic nurse!

  3. glad your doing great...i feel the same in my anatomy class...being the only nurse in the class i have alot of others that come to ask questions..feels great except when you teacher constantly say she's a nurse this and nurse then i feel like such a suck up...