Not Much New…

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

That’s right.  Just another day.  The weather is getting nicer–in the 50s today.  My days off went by fast as usual.  Back for two nights starting tonight.  I heard that the IMC unit that I floated to for those four hours really liked me and thought I did a good job–which is ALWAYS nice to hear.  I was telling Kimm I don’t feel that comfortable on the floor because there are so many issues that I don’t deal with on a daily basis–mostly cardiac issues.  I would like to try a new area of nursing to get more experience, but I know that I would be really nervous.  But I guess I was just as nervous when I started doing med-surg.  And even now there are things that I still don’t have much experience with just  because I don’t run into them that much (for example, continuous bladder irrigation–I’m okay with monitoring once it’s all set up, but I’ve never set one up with all the tubing; ng tubes–again, have only put in two in my entire career, but am okay with monitoring and giving meds through them and such; same with foleys–have done a few, few more comfortable with males, but not so much with females; pca pumps–again, okay with monitoring, but the setting up???–have never done).  Hey, I see a trend here…I am pretty confident with the monitoring of different things, but just have not have much opportunity to set everything up.  But I think I am in the same boat as a lot of other nurses in that regard.

I’m excited about our plans for the weekend–the home show is on Friday and Kimm is taking off early so we can get there in the early afternoon.  Then on Saturday we will probably take a trip to Rocky’s to buy some stuff for the house.  And maybe we can finally decide on some different paint colors this weekend to get going on painting again.  I think we are going to start with the living room next so that once it is done we can get the furniture, the cd racks, a new tv stand, and decorative stuff.  I’m HOPING to do a housewarming party in April sometime so it would be nice if the main living area was completed.

Well, I’m off to try to take a nap now since I got up early today.  If not, then it will be a long night…with lots of coffee involved 🙂

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