Thursday, March 22, 2012

What Disgusting Thing Did I Do This Week?

This is too exciting not to share.

[ P(re)S: Did I mention I was offered a nurse extern position for the summer? Woot. ]

So this week in clinical, not only did I get to give a bunch of meds for the first time, but I also got to place my first indwelling Foley catheter!

I know it's horrific and gross to most people, but it's a huge scary mountain for us nursing students. Practicing on a mannequin was one thing; just the thought of doing the procedure on a living, breathing, VERY awake patient was terrifying.

But you know what? I followed all my steps, just like I did on the mannequin, and it went perfectly. And then just like that, I'd crossed a huge hurdle.

In four weeks, I'll be starting finals. First year of nursing school, over! Holy hell. Where does the time go?

I got my schedule for fall. I'll be taking Med-Surg and Psych! (OB and Peds in the spring!)

Now, I have some neuropharmacology to read...


Anonymous said...

Just the mention of catheter makes my knees weak. Enjoy the neuropharm.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you did well. I'm going to go tremble quietly in the corner now...

Old Kitty said...

I am not even going to google "indwelling Foley catheter". Na-ah! LOL!

Oh WELL DONE YOU!!! First the catheter, then the nurse extern position (yayayayy!!), next the universe! Hoorah!

Take care

Linda G. said...

Congratulations! (Also...EEEK!)

julie fedderson said...

Congratulations on your first Foley! The first one I tried as a med student ended up in another place (wink, wink) and I had to start over, but the RN helping me was so patient!! God bless nurses.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Okay, now I'm going to spend the rest of the morning pondering the company that manufactures mannequins for Foley insertion practice.


And congratulations. On the job thing. And the catheter competency.

Sarah Ahiers said...

go you! You are awesome! I don't think i could ever do what you do.