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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm Back!

Got back from school on saturaday. yay :)

It was a long two weeks. It was hard to be away this time. I missed three births. I did a postpartum check today on one of the little ninos and can't wait to see the other little ones.

School was interesting this time.

Lots of skills are coming into play and I love the way the learning environment is. Lots of hands on time to practice. One minute we are learning about dilation and the next we are practicing cervical checks on vagina boxes.

[I should really have photo documentation of all this. 
 It's wrong that I don't. 
 Ah next time.    
 Shauntée takes the pictures.] 

I wanted to keep that momentum going now that I'm back.

I've somehow managed to organize a suturing lesson as our first class this friday. We are all really excited. Shell's teaching it, with the only requirement being that we have to show up with instruments. fair enough.  otherwise don't show up.

I started learning knots at school this past session. it was one of the last things that we were taught. Hopefully it is still fresh on my hands. it is good to get right into it now that i'm back.

that's what i wanted. this is good.


I have my list of what i need to practice:
newborn exam/newborn screen
suture knots
more emergency skills:

This is what i have to focus on for the next 8 weeks. throw in creating some protocols and informed choice documents. and we are sorted! almost. a bit more required for my program. some presentations, etc.

i feel very committed to staying focused and organized this next 8 weeks. let's see how it goes!

this makes me happy. 

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