Monday, May 31, 2010

I am trying to do the "ribbon method. I am not sure if this is the ribbon or if I discovered something else? Either way I know it is not passable and as far as technique, it is not meant to be critiqued. I reuse my supplies to help with costs. My main goal with this was to see if I have the ribbon method correct, and if this is an acceptable technique to pack the wound.

Friday, May 28, 2010

1st video wound attempt

Well I got the camera - $34 at Walmart. I did the very thing I failed for - did not change my gloves after deciding I was not getting the gauze to fit right. Of course I could have discarded the gauze and changed gloves and started again but I want to see how the video looked, check if we were getting the best view. Actually this makes the studying and practice kind of fun. Don't laugh, we are going to try a better shot tomorrow. I also have to figure out how to post the video. This picture was the best I had for tonight, unfortunately not good enough. Good thing I have a couple of months to practice.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Plan of Attack

In an effort to quell my nerves I have signed up for PALS and ACLS. I figure that will get me used to an examiner looking over my shoulder and critiquing everything I do and I will have to verbalize each algorithm, I don't think it can get any more stressful than that - comparatively speaking.