My students were pretty much completely cut loose to work with the RNs today, and all I did was go around and ask them questions about their patients. Some interesting cases today, including a disease I had never heard of. I like learning about new stuff.
During my downtime I worked on preceptorship stuff. The paperwork takes a lot of time. So far this semester, the whole thing seems to be running smoothly.
I'm waiting for something to go wrong. Something always goes wrong, just like a wedding. In my first wedding, the dj didn't have the music I requested and took off with the extra champagne. In my second wedding, the dj had the music, but took off with the extra bottles of scotch. No one ever steals the booze in preceptorship.
My last day in clinical with the students is two weeks from tomorrow, and then they spend the rest of their time with a preceptor. It is one of the high points in my semester, and signals the downhill slide toward semester break.
I told them I would take them to lunch on the last day after we finish up, and invited them to decide where they want to go. I do this every semester (but completely forgot last semester!). In every group, there is always one student who naturally assumes the responsibility of finding a place and making the reservation, and this semester is no exception.
Tomorrow is Malida's birthday. She works all day and always abstains from meat on her birthday, so I took her out tonight. I will get a piece of lemon cake tomorrow, and we can celebrate after she gets home.
Happy birthday--I bought you a bike!