So one of the super cool things about being a
student is you will get the opportunity to
see all sorts of interesting things, right?
Especially if you were on a unit that has a
culture of advocating for students and you
have been showing that you are, like, ready
and willing to dive into new things even if
you don't know how, like we just talked
Every floor has, like, "cool" procedures.
"Cool" in quotes, because sometimes they're a
health care type of cool, that that
specific unit does.
And people will generally know what those
are, and they will bring you in when they
know students are on the floor and they want
you to have that learning experience.
Hence my near pass out experience that we
talked about in the last
section, they were like: "Oh, this is a
really good example of a sacral pressure
ulcer." And they made it sound great.
And then I...
They just... I realized later their version
of "cool" was much different than mine, but
it was a great learning opportunity.
Now, some of these situations may make you
want to, like, as soon as it comes out of
their mouth, "Hey, do you want to do this?"
It might make you want to, like, run down
eleven flights of stairs into the lobby and
out the doors of that hospital.
But you should go.
Not out the door.
To the learning opportunity.
You're going to learn so much when you are
invited to things, and you say yes.
Don't even think about it. If someone asks
you: "Do you want to see this or do you want
to?" The answer that you should
automatically have coming out of your mouth
is yes. Before they even finish their
And after you've committed, then you can
confess your terror because you're already
... You're in this to win it.
And that's when you can tell them: "I have
I have actually no idea what we're doing here
together." And you can go and get your nurse
or your clinical instructor, and you can
look up the technique for how you're going to
handle the situation.
So you aren't walking into this like totally
blind, and you very likely
will not be the one performing the
procedure, especially if it's your first
time. But in healthcare we often use the
learning module of see one, do one, teach
one, and this gets you a third of the way
through that learning process of how
to do the thing by seeing it.
And the next time, you can be a lot more
And the first time you do anything, I just
want you to know, no matter what, the first
time you do it, you'll be scared.
I have been a nurse for a decade, over a
And when I learned new procedures, I am
And that is normal. You are not alone.
The clinicals are the perfect environment
for you to learn a bunch of interesting
things and for you to do the hard things.
Remember that. Now, how do you know all the
Like, how do you know what you've learned
and what you still need to learn?
Notes, my friends.
How do you remember all the details of what
Also notes, my friends.
Allow me to show you in the next video.