Hard Sticks

totally killed my ER Draws today!
and i mean "killed" in a good way!
training with LL in the ER for most of this week. i got two hard sticks in a row and i was able to draw them both! then i had two more ER draws that i was able to get. i'm starting to like the more immobilized... camatose... non speaking... patients because they don't complain! (i'm not a misanthrope, promise!)
also got to do 1630 rounds by myself again. today the 6th floor, yesterday the 4th floor. and a few inpatient draws. i feel so independent! like little red riding hood with my little tackle box of phlebotomy stuffs.
ok, this is starting to sound so wrong... i'm picturing little red riding hood in a white hood with a basket of needles and squeeky shoes. :/
anyway, i'm trying really hard to be nice to all the patients. i got sworn at several times already, i'm hoping if i kill them with kindness they'll return the favor the next time i stick them.
on the other hand, just when i thought i was getting pretty good at processing, i got written up for sending some specimens aliquotted when they should have been whole blood. :'( i sent an extra tube of whole blood so i'm kind of bummed that i got written up anyway. i see that i made a mistake but if they had what they needed i wish they didn't have to make a fuss! i had to fill out "occurence" papers and it probably gets filed away under my name. T____T so now i'm making extra sure my send outs are correct. only problem is i second guess a lot of stuff and end up checking it on the computer and it takes longer. T____T it turns out i'm a fail processor instead of an awesome processor. i wish everyone just had normal tests or tests that can be run in house. so complicated to send everything out.
ciao, and here's to tomorrow being better than yesterday~

my diplomas have arrived! i will pick them up tomorrow if time permits! >w<

i'm kind of in this gothic electro phase

but i still have a soft spot for pop punk rock

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