Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

My experiences in the OR

Part of my nursing curriculum this semester is to visit the OR for a few days. It was so awesome! It made me rethink the kind of nurse I want to become. Surgical nursing really appeals to me at this point :) Here are a few of the procedures I was able to attend...

Total knee replacement

Total hip replacement

Knee scope and debridment

Shoulder scope and tendon repair

Carpal tunnel repair

Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is how Josh cleans his guns...

Because the cleaning oil Josh uses on his guns is very strong, it recommends you clean outside where there is fresh air ventilation. However, he is usually too lazy to go upstairs and outside, so he just sits in our window well from the basement. I snapped these pictures because it just looked so funny! hahaha

Thursday, September 23, 2010

World Hunger

We watched this video in one of my nursing classes this week. I can't believe the statistics. I hope we can all become more aware of these issues and make a difference :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc2L2DkIK-w&feature=related

Friday, September 3, 2010

My first scrub-in and IV

This week in my nursing lab we learned how to insert IVs. It was actually really terrifying! I was so worried I was hurting Lacey (my lab partner). She claimed it didn't hurt, but from all the digging I did, I think she was just being nice. I hope I can get to the point where I get into the vein on my first try.

here is the tourniquet... finding a vein

Getting ready...

Here I go... Lacey sure looks scared ha ha ha... eh...yeah...

We also practiced scrubbing in and gowning to prepare for the operating room. It was so fun! We had to scrub our hands and arms for nearly 5 minutes and then don the sterile gown and gloves. It was really fun! At some point this semester I am going to get the opportunity to stand in on a real operation. I am so excited!

My little nephew Max!

I never posted this picture of my nephew Maxwell. He is Crif and Jill's little boy. This picture was taken when everybody was visiting this summer :) Isn't he cute?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Soap Carving

I thought I would post this picture just because it is so funny. The other day Josh and I were having a hard time figuring out something to do. We finally decided to carve a soap sculpture of a creepy face. My parents were out of town, so we snuck into their shower and put it on the little soap shelf. They had a big surprise when they got home ha ha ha!