“When we think of Bollywood, we generally think of never-ending, three-hour-long movies chock-full of bright colors, ridiculous plot lines, choreographed dances and countless songs. But Bollywood is so much more than that.”
Phase 1 Day 1
We were suppose to get a stable patient so that I can establish my routine and learn how to chart properly and stuff. Yeah RIGHT!
Pt had BP issues and was febrile and restless. Was in that room for so long today. My preceptor is super super nice but anal. Anal is a good thing right now. I need things to be done right so that I do it right from the beginning.
She told me our patient today was more of a Phase II patient.
She said I did well for my first day but I need to be more confident in myself.
Phase 1 Day 2 tomorrow! I hope this whole Daylight Savings Time thing doesn’t kick me in the ass and make me oversleep. I have a phone alarm and a clock alarm set right now. If this fucks up tomorrow I’m going to be super pissed.
I like my unit
Tomorrow is a “Skills Day” where I get to sharpen my skills and all. Kinda freestyle. I don’t have to stay with the same preceptor all day.
My official “work day” with an official preceptor, where I’m graded n stuff, is on Saturday. I’m nervous. I know this is the perfect time to make mistakes with a preceptor around, but I tend to be hard on myself. I want myself to be perfect when it comes to stuff like this, where people are just impressed rather than criticizing.
My biggest concern is talking to the doctors and understanding the whole “medical lingo”…they have so many abbreviations and “code words” for pretty much 75% of the conversations on the unit, and I don’t understand most of it.
I don’t want to be that person that’s like “This patient that is lying right here has a ventriculostomy.”…I just want to be able to say “pt has a ventric” (minor example)..u know what i mean…i don’t wanna sound like an idiot.
yeah yeah, i know it takes time and practice…i just want the process to be expedited.
I wish there was a blog or article somewhere that explained quick medical jargon stuff..
1. Never say the words “quiet shift” or “hope there’s no codes today”
2. Working with the nurse who’s a JINX - makes for a rough shift
3. A patient who suddenly looks alert and oriented after being unstable – many would have the crash cart ready
4. Certain rooms that are just…
OMG. Number 10 is so me. I HAVE to play that one song before I go into my shift.
Almost blacked out during my workout today.
It wasn’t even that intense…then I realized the last time I ate before the workout was like 4-5 hours prior…as soon as I had 3 gulps of powerade I was fine. Lol, the power of hypoglycemia.
pants without pockets: why
So annoyed by noise right now.
I think salad makes me nauseous.
Well, at least caesar dressing does for sure. :/
I hate that I was so naive.
It screwed me over. Big time. When you think your past is behind you, it has to come back around. Perfect freakin timing.