First Night on My Own

I started out as triage and that was great, but didn’t last long.  I ended up having a multip wanting to labor naturally.  It was a long night of things not going as planned, and me being a fish out of water.  It can be so fun when you are meeting all new providers all night and they don’t know you, you don’t know their preferences, and have a very hands on patient that makes it some what challenging to have all my ducks in a row.  Especially in the case of an epidural where you don’t know what ducks need to be in a row and they so aren’t in a row.  “Oh you need that, ok I’m going to grab it.” Getting back only to find out you don’t have something else that you need and don’t know how to get it.  The patient and her family were so greatful for my care.  That meant a lot since I felt like I must look incompetent like in the situation above.  Also when providers keep introducing themselves to you they have to know that you haven’t been there long.  I didn’t get fired by my patient, the providers or other nurses.  So I think I passed. Good grief let tonight be better than last night.  

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