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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Training For Nurses

I've just finished my IV THERAPY Training at the Fabella Hospital. It's been a long and tiresome search for that elusive training. Now, all we have to do is to complete it. Fabella will have 2 IV trainings every month soon. I'm just not sure whether they will start doing that this July. Completion date is a different story. We had to get another schedule to do that. I'm not certain I'd want to go back there for that. It's too far from where I live. Also, a feedback I got from a friend is that when they finally had to complete their cases, on top of their schedule at Fabella they had to have another completion schedule at Amang Rodriguez Hospital in Marikina because most IV insertions were done inside the DR.

Another thing with Fabella is that it is located near the Recto station between LRT 1 and LRT 2. If you know the area, you'd know that there are shanties and squatters there not to mention the road is forever muddy. What we did was to either take a cab or a trike going to and fro.

But the training was ok. They made sure that we knew the basics before they even introduced the skill. Kinda like our NCM lab and lectures. The training room was cold and had the materials we needed. We were given an envelope each which contained the photocopies of the lectures along with a pencil, the green book which will be submitted to the ANSAP, and a notepad. Snacks were served every morning and afternoon. There were 62 of us but the area easily accomodated such a number. The audio was loud enough for you to understand what was being said even when seated at the last row.

The aseptic technique was overemphasized. At one point during the return demo I failed to mention it but had practiced it anyway. I was made to say the step just so it would sink in maybe. Of course I appreciated having been reminded of it but thought that would have been a given since all of us were registered nurses anyway. After I had observed some of my classmates I realized it was needed to be said over and over again.

Oh, we were told that we wouldn't be able to leave without getting pricked. I can still see where it left the mark. Ouch!


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jane said...

Thanks for dropping by. I'm currently completing my cases in one of the hospitals near my residence. The first time I did it on a client scared me because she bled quite a lot. Sheesh! The succeeding ones were ok though.