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Nursing Journal Entry #9

I have now completed two and a half shifts on mother-baby. I have been giving oral and IV push medications, IM injections, flushing IV lines, assessing fundal heights, mothers, and babies, and have done neuro/reflex assessments on an antepartum with severe preeclampsia. I have also removed IVs and Foleys. One if my days was spent

Nursing Journal Entry #8

It’s been another amazing week in labor and delivery. Monday, it was dead, all day until about 14:30. My preceptor said that I could go home, and just do the rest of my hours another day. And then, the phone rang. I answered, OB this is Cassie. The midwife on the other end of the

Nursing Journal Entry #7

“I started my partnership on Tuesday at St. Joe’s CPCU and then went again yesterday after class for a partial shift. It was a busy two days since my preceptor Beth, had and Emily who is on her last week of orientation as a nurse. Beth and I took primary care of one patient while

Nursing Journal Entry #6

“I started my partnership on Tuesday. My preceptor only works Tues, Wed, and Thursdays. Due to class and work, I am only with her on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday, I had a patient come in with DKA. I was able to help figure out the bolus and drip rates for their insulin infusion. Today, Thursday,

Nursing Journal Entry #5

Hi guys! I started my partnership in the ED at Maine Coast in Ellsworth. This has been my “home base” hospital for some time now working as a paramedic. Because of my familiarity there I was not sure if I wanted to do my partnership there or branch out somewhere new. I adore all the

Nursing Journal Entry #4

These past few weeks have seemed to be crazy-busy with life and school combined. I am so excited to finally be at the point of Partnership and even more excited to land a rotation in the field I am interested in working. I completed my first partnership shift yesterday at EMMC Level 7- Labor &

Nursing Journal Entry #3

It certainly was a different role but one I’ve been so excited to be a part of for so many years. Administering TNKase to one of my patients was a little unnerving but my nurse and the doctor were amazing at explaining the process and what was happening with the different rhythm changes. Then packing

Nursing Journal Entry #2

First day is history. I’m more tired than I have been in a very long time. It was a really fantastic day. I did assessments, hung several IV’s, gave a ton of meds, learned a lot about charting, calling docs, and the importance of QTC intervals! My sweet little preceptor is Olivia.  We had some

Nursing Journal Entry #1

I am doing my partnership at EMMC on the cardiac floor. I already had my first day on Wednesday and I really enjoyed it. I already feel like I’ve learned more in one day than I had in any of my clinicals. My preceptor is awesome. The floor is taking more cardiac patients than they

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