my clinicals. Hopefully, I don’t have much to say in this area, because
every time I learn a lesson, it most likely means something bad has
happened to me.
Lesson 1: If your elderly patient is on a feeding tube and her
stomach is distended (2x its normal size), when you go to change her
diaper, roll her butt AWAY from you. Sudden movements will cause a lot of
that built up gas to escape quickly, and you do not want to be in the
line of fire.
Lesson 2: It is always a good idea to check the bulletin board to
see what your patients will be eating during the week. Jot down any
days they will be served peanuts or corn, and make sure you call in
sick the morning following that meal.
Lesson 3: The cute little old ladies are the ones that yell at you the loudest.
Lesson 4: No matter how grossed out you are by needles, do not close
your eyes when giving someone any type of injection. Especially when
you are practicing finger pricks on your friends. They get mad when you
almost poke them in the fingernail instead of by the pad of their
finger. Sorry Danielle!!