Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Day Four

I am feeling that I got more comfortable with charting in the ICU.
I was able to perform the placement of the nasogastric tube. It was a little scary ...
Sticking a tube in the human's nose...
It is a little different from what we've done in our Skills Class as we were practicing and sharpening our skills on "plastic dolls" :)
As a result of this intervention I felt very satisfied as it was something that significantly changed the status of the patient.
I keep learning new medications and getting to know a little details of mechanical ventilators.
I was introduced to the process of the weaning the patient of the ventilator which includes transition: AC - SIMV - CPAP

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