Scooter’s Mom left me a comment reminding me how far I’ve come since school started. This got me thinking about the things I actually have learned instead of just focusing on the things I still do not know. Here are a few things that haven’t happened since school first started:
~ I haven’t gotten upset and thought I was a complete idiot because I couldn’t even hear my own heartbeat with the stethoscope (it was set to the bell instead of the diaphragm)
~ Natalie hasn’t felt anyone’s neck and said, "The thalamus is non palpable". (The thalamus is located in your brain- the thyroid is located in the neck)
~ I haven’t turned anyone’s arm purple while taking their blood pressure because I couldn’t get the cuff to deflate (I know, I should have just taken it off, but in my panic, that simple fact slipped my mind)
~ None of us have used scissors instead of clamps and spilled IV fluid everywhere. Thanks for that lesson, Diane! 😉
~ When a male patient asks for the bedpan, I always clarify if he really needs the bedpan, or if he actually wants the urinal (this makes a big difference in terms of cleaning up a huge mess)
~ When I need a confidence boost, I know to hang around patients who are on Verset. I had no idea so many people loved me!