(For those of you who dont' know this is Florence Nightingale, whom we fondly call FLO...she is the founder of my profession, and it seems like my professors are pretty much in awe of her. I mean I know she kind of put sanitation on the map, but come on people! As my friends boyfriend said, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you don't know what to do, just think WWFND, "What Would Florence Nightingale do?")
This pretty much describes me on my first day... CLUELESS!
Day 2 was much better! We had one day under our belts and felt much more comfortable. We even got our patient up out of bed and ambulating in the hallway without much complaint... that's a fancy word for walking :) And I got to take my patient to dialysis where I met a really nice nephrologist who was more than happy to explain all the physiology behind dialysis and kidney failure. Who knew that there was that much to it? There are a lot of details about my two days that are probably not appropriate for sharing on our blog...if you are really interested to know, just ask Jonathan, he really enjoyed hearing the stories at dinner last night :) Regardless, I felt like I had done a fairly good job, but I'm still convinced that working a MedSurge floor is NOT the job for me. My mom told me it was her least favorite as well. Actually her quote was " I'm with ya girl!" At the end of my first day, an Operating Room nurse came up to our floor to prep a patient and I looked at one of my friends in my clinical group and said, "That's where I need to be". We will see!