Student Nurse, prn

Friday, September 30, 2005

TGIF baby

What a great week in L&D!!. Score pad reads: 3 c-sections, 1 vaginal birth. *Whoohooo* and 4 happy healthy Mom's with babies (2 boys and 2 girls--an even score for the population). Two of the c-sections were early AM and planned. The vaginal was planned and AWESOME to watch (4th baby girl for the Mom) and the last c-section although un-planned was a success (breach position prompted the last minute c-sect). It was my first time being on 'the other side' of vaginal birth after having two of my own. I have to say the body continues to amaze and never more so than a baby coming through the birth canal. C-sections are so quick and efficient now I can sometimes understand why the Doc's swing that direction these days.

I have to admit though I'm a bit worried that I was too lax on my assessment paper work due to the sheer wonderment of the past two days. I have a feeling that will bite me in the butt from my instructors point of view but I just got so wrapped up in all of it not to mention that the RN's weren't proactive in explaining what they were doing and why knowing full well I was an LVN student.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I'm a bad bad blogger...

Forgive me for my lack of posts..the beginning of the semester has just kicked my hiney. I have started to get my grove back but it has been tough to engage the brain. I am off the L&D (labor and delivery) for a week, followed by a week in post-partum. Possibly I will have some interesting posts in the very new future.

I can't wait ...babies!!! I don't want to have any more myself but there is nothing like holding and smelling a brand-new-fresh-out-of-the-oven newbie :)

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Second week and I am alive!

Great news eh? So much time has passed since my last post I thought I needed to prove I am alive. Right now I am working on care plans for my two patients this week. Highlights for the last 14 days. D/C'ed an IV and Foley, watched a colonoscopy, CAT scan and a Pulmonary Function Test. So far so good :o) ohhhh and I passed my math test with a 100% so I am allowed to pass medications this week *whoohoo*