head to toe

On Friday, my lab partner and I had our first lab comps where we had to perform a full head to toe assessment on each other. We had to memorize and perform all the assessments for each system and do it in less than 20 minutes. If there is anything I hate, it’s being timed. Also, being watched at timed. So I am not your typical Leo who likes to perform and be the center of attention–in fact, I hate it! So this is something I really need to get used to and I’m sure it will get easier but the first time was stressful.

The good news? We PASSED! It was pass/fail and remediation for failing was to be done next week and we are so glad that we nailed it! We both certainly made a few minor mistakes but nothing that would have put the patient in any harm. We celebrated by heading up to a famous cinnamon role breakfast spot and had some food all the while in disbelief that we had passed.

Next week we start foundations. We are half way through our transforming care class and our first clinicals start in August.

 

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2 thoughts on “head to toe

  1. Ah the dreaded head to toe assessment ;). Glad you passed! My best advice would be to keep up with practicing thoughts because at clinical you’ll be watched but with a real patient. Also keep in mind that the time will go down! We had a 20 min test limit, but in clinical we do ours in ten now. But obviously a lot of learning goes on in the time being so you’ll be prepared! Congrats on conquering a milestone!

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