It is amazing (though not surprising) what a difference your nurse-preceptor makes. The one I had most recently was awful. I did not learn anything from her. She pretty much ignored me the entire day. In fact I might even go so far as to say that she outright avoided teaching me anything. After lunch I even said to her, “Did I tell you I want to be a pediatric nurse?” …she still did not get the hint. It was bad enough that at the end of the day I went to the team lead on duty and told her what an awful time it had been. I only wish that I had asked for a different nurse as soon as i realized what a $%^&# that one was.
…On the other hand the rest of the nurses were wonderful and the DOCs were surprisingly cool.
I do not know if it was because it was in the ICU or in pediatrics in general, but I have never seen physicians so engaged with their patients. I even caught a resident starting an IV on a kid. This blew my mind. I am relatively certain that the doctors I work with (adult med-surg) would not be able to tell you what an Autoguard is - let alone how to use one (I know that they get checked off on it in med-school, but I stand by my statement). I was impressed.
I miss looking forward to things.
Meghan Trainor is badass.
I don’t have a fear of commitment. I have a fear of abandonment. We all screw things up. I screw things up, especially with people I love. I get needy, I get moody, I get distant, I want to be close, I get confused. I don’t understand all of it, but I keep pushing because I hope this thing, this universe, there’s no way that I’m the only person out there who wants something this bad, if I want it, someone else out there must too.
I left my phone at home.
when people say that raising the minimum wage will hurt workers because of layoffs or inflation they’re really just admiting that capitalism is structurally unable to provide an adequate standard of living for the working class
you know you’re in too deep when you’re sobbing when Daryl and Carol hug
My therapeutic communication needs a little work.
I start my pediatric clinical rotation today! I’m a little nervous because, a) I think this is what I want to do, and b) I don’t know a damn thing about kids!