I did my first injections on my patient this week! I was so nervous because we had read about injections (subcutaneous and intramuscular) and had a lecture about injections and technique the day before clinical however, we had never practiced! The above picture is the day after clinical... kind of backwards if you ask me-yikes! At 7:30 am I had to give insulin to my patient and had to pull two different kinds insulin out of vials which requires some technique. I did that correctly and I must admit the first time was the worst only because I was not sure what to expect. Later in the day when I had to give a different medication it was not that big of a deal. I can't believe that they let us do so many things at the hospital because many of them, especially with drugs come with a huge amount of responsibility.
In my class of 2010 (that's sounds like an eternity from now) has 38 students and we are all broken into groups of 10 originally, group B (because we're brilliant) has 9. We have lecture with group D (not pictured) and I spend quite a lot of time with them every week and am getting to know some of them pretty well.