WOw!!!!what a first week!!!Absolutely amazing and i am learning so much. Dont get me wrong, its a lot to learn and a lot to remember from the didactic courses. But everything is starting to make a lot of sense and i am connecting the dots.
So far, the hardest part about clinicals is getting up in the morning. I am extremely exhausted but my body will eventually catch up. I'm just so use to staying up late till 3:00 am and waking up at 9 am to study. Going to bed early is certainty not fun but hey i have to do what i need to do.
Another issue Ive come across so far i having so many preceptors. it's only been 1 week and I've worked with 4 people. And each ones has their own ways and in between that there are also attendings that come in the rooms from time to time and they also want to teach you their own ways. And overall, this a lot to learn and with so many ways of doing one thing. whatever......
Anyways, getting use to the whole sequence on induction, maintenance and emergence of anesthesia. And don't forget, people are like quizzing you like crazy. The CRNAs that your working with are quizzing you and the attendings are also quizzing you as well. Anyways, you know quizzing puts you on the spot and can be nerve racking. But what can you do? you can only do your best and go home and review what you don't know and reread what you have forgotten. Of course, being the slick eyed monster that i am as soon as they ask me a question i'll ask them a question back as well and if they cant answer it, they'll leave you alone. Some people are really helpful quizzing and others just wanna make you look bad i feel. Whatever, i have thick skin and i can certainly handle the criticism with class cause i have a big ASS. LOL!!!
Anyways, school didn't start yet although clinicals did start. The trick now is trying the balance making these careplans every night for my patients and balancing putting in some study time for classes and for clinicals. I dont have any assignment reading for clinicals but doing care plans requires reading and i want to read over whatever i get wrong when my preceptor quizzes me.
I haven't intubated successfully yet. But its only the first week and right now I'm focusing on trying to learn the techniques of others then try them out for myself. Anyways, i haven't had any A-line or really sick patients yet. I've only had the typical hystorectomies, myomectomies, D&Cs, gastric banding, LMAs and ETTs.
Having fun guys!!!!
see y'all later