Yes people, I AM ALIVE. But may not be after tomorrow depending on if I PASS or NOT my lab final pass off for Nursing interventions tomorrow. I am seriously freaking out about this so bad!!!! Most of you 2nd, and so on semester students are probably familiar with this. I will be given 30 minutes to complete a scenario which will consist of an administration of a med, either a central line dressing change or insertion of a foley catheter, and a position change. And if I pass, I will have to document all of what I did plus any patient teaching. I have been having nightmares and anxiety over this like you cannot imagine (or well you probably can since you’ve most likely have experienced this before). I’m scared that I will not know how to calculate the med dosage, or that I will forget to lock the med cart, or that I will forget to do my 3 med checks, or that I will forget to ask my
mannequin pt for his/her name and birth date. I’m stressing that I will break sterile field or that I will mix up the steps in the procedure. I’m scared that I will forget to do any significant patient teaching or that I will somehow mess up my position change even though I don’t know how that is possible but you never know. Anyway, please do keep me in mind and in your prayers. It would be very much appreciated. Any suggestions you guys? Tips? My pass of is tomorrow at 0900. Wish me luck!