I passed my written med aide test, and also my Med Cart Audit by the Director of Nursing today. I was so freaking nervous about the audit that my face was numb and my knees were shaking! The idea of having the DON follow me around during my med pass on my 3rd day of training was enough to give me the heebie jeebies. Badly. Especially since I idolize her. Seriously, I don't know how she does it but she knows EVERYTHING that goes on in my facility and manages to command everyone's respect and be likeable at the same time. She's like the Wizard of Oz meets Barack Obama meets Mother Theresa. Or something.
Anyway, she watched me pass meds to be sure I was being thorough and careful and understood all the procedures. Her only complaint was that I'm very slow (duh!) but she said she's sure that will improve with time and she feels confident letting me do it on my own now.
Also, I had really good luck finding scrubs at Goodwill and Value Village this week. I got the top pictured on the bottom left for $2!
And a pair of black simple Dickies scrub pants, and another Koi top that's really pretty. So I'm all set. One of my charge nurses brought in some of her old ones for me which I haven't tried on to see if they fit yet or not, but they're pretty ugly; one is an aquarium print. Ummmm ... it's the thought that counts!
But the one in the photo gets a big thumbs up from me - the black panels are stretchy and instead of the 2 front pockets it has one big front kangaroo pocket, which is perfect for the 8 zillion keys I now carry around.