what a semester....and i am glad to say that i am done. All the hard work paid off, the grades are coming and i am loving it. Looking really good!!!!
And i am so nervous for clinicals but you know what they say "the antidote to anxiety is preparedness" and with that i am ready and preparing for my big day in the OR. I have orientation next week at the hospital. Ill be taking a tour, meeting the preceptors, getting my badge, locker and learning how to do the machine check.
I actually practiced the machine check this week. But you know that it is nothing compared to the newer machines that they have now. That hold thing from the simulation lab must be at least 15 years old (not kidding). That thing is so hold, some of the knobs and valves don't work; and the alarms on that hold thing goes off like all the time. Drives me crazy sometimes!!! Hard to practice when you are constantly trying to get that thing under control.
Any how.....trying to prepare for clinicals and I've been looking at the motorola zoom or the Ipad 2. Some of the Apps on those tablets are pretty cool and would be great accessories for clinicals. All my books would be at easy reach and quick access when i want to look something up for anesthesia.
The countdown is on to the first day y'all.....i basically have a little over a week to go.