Monday, March 05, 2007

Whirlwind first month

It has been an incredible journey this first month of work!

I have learnt a phenomenal amount, I have seen amazing things and I have really been nursing.

This week I did CPR for the first time. This was a truly amazing experience and the weight of attempting life saving measures was not lost on me.

I also began canulating and venepuncture this week. I was so nervous before my first attempt that I didnt sleep, I am feeling a bit better now that I have done a few.

For now I am on days off and am going to use them to catch up on sleep and do a few things for myself. I have been working weekends and I miss the family a bit, but I am trying to look on the bright side and find myself optimistically looking for all the good qualities of shift work. I am more available for my kids, I can usually drop them off or pick them up and I get to do homework with them. So even when I dont get to eat dinner with them, or tuck them in at night I am enjoying the time I have with them, and I feel like I have adjusted well to full time work.