It's like this every semester, and really just a part of the process, but somehow, I thought it would not happen this semester, or I forgot or something. In any case, this is the week I learn who I can cut loose to work with the RNs in the next week or two, and who I will need to pay closer attention to. There is always at least one surprise on each side of the divide.
In post-conference, one of the students talked about their difficulty in inserting a urinary catheter in a woman. As described, the anatomy was somewhat murky, and it was difficult to ascertain the correct insertion point.
So I made a crude drawing on the whiteboard to explain. When I was done, I discovered that the marker was not a dry erase marker, but a permanent one. I looked at my drawing for a second, and, thinking quickly, drew arms and legs on it. I meant to take a picture, but forgot. I will if it is still there tomorrow.
I clocked in just a little under 6 miles walking around the hospital today. At the end of the day my right ankle was really sore. It has been sore lately when I get up in the morning, but once I get moving it goes away. I suspect some arthritic changes. Anyway, today it got worse. I stopped at the pharmacy on the way home and bought some big gun anti-inflammatories, and took a few. The pain has subsided, but it's still there. I'll see how it does over the next few days. I don't like my doctor, so that would be the last resort.
I am looking forward to the weekend.
I didn't take a photograph today, so here is one of the big heads in Angkor Thom. I love this guy.