I have been itching to blog since Tuesday but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to access the internet since Monday!!! Turns out our modem got busted… ngarr… I haven’t been able to send photos, do my job, e-mail, AND BLOG! *sigh* Anyway, lots of things happened this week:
Had my IV therapy training! Unfortunately, my 2nd attempt [official] attempt at IV (Intravenous) insertion was unsuccessful. Apparently, I had inserted the needle at too low an angle and my target was a bit askew. It was a little disappointing but I’m determined to get a better at it. So who wants to volunteer to be my “dummy”? I’m giving away free candies. heehee!
I also sat in on lectures about Pain. I honestly had no idea there was a whole unit dedicated to Pain relief. St. Luke’s has a “Pain Buster” team and it is the one you phone when a patient complains of pain. Isn’t that neat? I always just assumed all doctors knew how to handle this problem.
For our return demonstration, we had to memorize a whole manual full of procedures that are at least 10 steps each (some have 20-30 steps). I realized how rusty I’ve gotten at memorization since I enrolled in Nursing and since I turned 25. My memory has deterioriated significantly. I can’t memorize as readily as I used to. Makes me want to bang my head on the wall for not taking advantage of my youthful brain when I was in Ateneo. Haha! Oh well what’s done is done. I guess I just have to compensate for it by studying harder :p
*Sigh* I wonder what’s in store for me this coming week?