This week went by in a bit of a blur. It was "skills" week, so we learned lots of new things very quickly. Some skills I learned this week, among others: taking vital signs (please tell me when I will ever need to take a manual blood pressure these days), IV starts, blood draws, placing NG tubes, hanging IV bags/meds, and how to safely move patients (those that need help moving). Obviously I'm not yet very skilled at these new tasks, but I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to practice.
I also got the chance to catch up with a friend in Richmond that I haven't seen in awhile, which was a lot of fun :) We are heading out today to enjoy Memorial Day weekend - enjoy the holiday!