Haven't written about it before buuut, as a final course exam we had an oral exam. We got 7 different areas of surgical nursing care to learn all we could about:
- prone positioning
- lithotomy positioning
- patient safety with regards to control routines of materials/instruments
- patient safety in regards to tissue samples
- aseptics and preventing infections
- Sutures and needle safety
Then we got split into groups of 6-7 and everyone in the group got to draw lots about which area you had to give a presentation about. And our teachers had warned us, you always get the one you dread the most. But I thought that sounded utterly ridiculous, it can't hold true every time after all!
But of course I got the one I was most unsure of being able to talk more than 5 minutes about, namely sutures and needle safety! I mean sure, I'd read about it but I did not understand how I would fill out 20 minutes and then answer questions about it!
But you know what? Once I got started it was a bloody torrent running forth and I went on and on and on and i hadn't even realized I knew that much about it O_O Passed without difficulty ^.~