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Old 01-11-2008, 09:05 AM
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This forum has been a God-sent. Thank you all once again for your advice.

I did fail to mention what unit I work in. I am a PACU (post-anesthesia recovery unit) nurse. Probably not the best place for a new nurse to start off, but I thought the challenge would be good for me.

This weekend I will go to the bookstore and purchase the readings that have been suggested. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time out to help me )
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by KimRN View Post

One day, one shift it will all come together and "click" for you. It will happen.
This is definitely true. For me, it wasn't one big click though, but rather many little clicks. I'm just finishing up my first year on a unit that is notorious for "eating the young" and for being too acute for new grads.

Often, these clicks would be at some point in my shift when I would all of a sudden realized just how well I was doing. I remember many many months ago being completely flustered and unsure of myself while trying to figure out trach care.

Then a few days ago, I found myself giving a lecture/demonstration to three nurses on how to do proper trach care


This happens over and over again until you realize you are gaining an immense body of knowledge. Not a day will go by (and I mean in your entire career) where you don't run into something that you're unsure of (I've been told). So, dig in and learn learn learn!
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