Final Stretch

It’s hard to believe that there is only one more week in this semester! It really flew. I had a great experience shadowing an ortho doctor last clinical; his residents were funny. As a massage therapist I know a little more about bones, nerves, and muscles than the average nursing student and I was amused when I asked the doctor’s fellow a question about the ramifications of amputation on the origin and insertion of thigh muscles and the man tried (kindly) to dumb it down for me so I could understand! I disabused him of a few things and we got on famously after that:) The fellow was asking the residents questions about what nerve came out superior to the piriformis and what it innervated and what the leg actions relating to it were and I was able to answer before one resident could fumble his way through-and got it right!!

I did make a pretty stupid mistake however; the fellow had asked me to hold a patient’s arm while it was casted, which I did…WITHOUT GLOVES! Needless to say, I had sticky, gunky cast glue all over my fingers for hours until I got home and used WD-40 to scrub it off!

The other experience with the wound care nurses at another hospital I am much less enthusiastic about. These nurses were rude and careless, refused to explain procedures, and got their kicks out of making us feel inadequate. Oh well, bound to be a few rotten apples!

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1 Comment

  1. Trayden said,

    March 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

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    Are you tension? panic?


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