Once you have been taught a skill and perform it for years, you never forget how to do it. Today, I realized that I had less than a week to pass my competency for drawing blood if I was going to work next Sunday. With some fancy pleading, I was able to hang out with my good friend A over at a Family Health Center versus the On campus patient care center. The difference?? Oh, about 40 years for the average age of patients. I got to stick some prime, young veins versus the senior coumadin crowd. Must say that I did okay, passed on one young lady who proceeded to yell "Sugar" when A drew her, I don't think sugar was the "sh" sounding word that she was thinking of.
...I don't think sugar was the "sh" sounding word that she was thinking of...
The biggest difference for me is having to wear gloves for the whole procedure. Back in my day, we didn't wear gloves and liked it, course we didn't know any better. So I am back in the saddle again, ready to hit the road, in for the long haul, yep, I am officially a blood drawing Medical Technologist and not just the "suit" in the office. See, I can wear two hats and this old dog can learn new tricks.
So how was your Monday?