Something I only figured
out at the end of NP school
that I wish I had
figured out sooner
was I started keeping
an alphabetized notebook
of all the disease processes or just
anything I encountered in clinic.
And I would write down what it was
and I went by alphabet
so I could find it again later.
You know, if I'm giving them Lasix,
will be under Lasix or furosemide
and I would write down what my
preceptor any nuance about it
that I couldn't easily
look up in a book, right?
So if someone comes in and
they have a sinus infection,
you know what other information and
education are they providing them,
other than maybe giving
them this antibiotic
hack right down the antibiotic.
I wish I had started
documenting those nuanced notes
that I was getting from people
before because now it's just gone.
I mean, some of it
hopefully is in my head,
but the rest of it it would
have been great to have on paper
for when I actually
started practice myself.