I have been terrible about posting, but I promise I have an excuse. We moved to a new (much nicer) apartment and we don't have wireless internet set up yet. I am writing from my boyfriend's architecture studio that has free wifi so I can catch up a bit instead of studying for my test I have later today.
Does anyone else feel like NP education can be a little redundant? Today I have a test over HEENT, respiratory, and psych. Last semester in physical assessment and pathophysiology, we had tests over the exact same topics. We had to know signs and symptoms, questions to ask, diagnostics, treatment, and patient education. Now, again, we are memorizing the same facts about each disease. What's more frustrating is that we just look at powerpoint presentations online (that sometimes have recorded lectures) and read from our textbook. I would prefer to have live lecture where I am taking notes and have reading to reinforce and supplement what we have learned in class. Online powerpoints don't give you the opportunity to ask questions and have a dialogue about different disease processes. That's just my perspective.
The clavicle is slowly healing. I went back to work, but I felt like I was in a fog for the first few days. I was just not used to thinking on my feet after a six week break. Everything went fine thanks to my lovely, helpful coworkers, except for I forgot to document oral care on one of my patients (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) so I got an email about that. I had to float to a different unit on Sunday, but soon got pulled back to my home unit due to a sick staff member (my turn to float, check.) I got to be team leader (aka resource nurse) which was a nice change of pace because I'd been stuck with the same patient for many shifts since I got back. Chronic ICU kids are not my thing.
Wish me luck this week!