The only thing I practiced while at school was IV insertion and I used a butterfly needle. My first two attempts were unsuccessful but my last one rocked! I was able to get flashback on the dummy's vein. I just wish I'll be able to practice this skill on a live person. I know seniors who haven't gotten to start an IV on any patients yet. Maybe during one of my shifts at the hospital I'll be able to find a way to try out my new skill...
I promptly went home and practiced the other two skills on my hubby and kids. First I drew an oval on their sides representing a wound and took out my wound care kit and went to town step-by-step of what I learned to put a dressing on their "wounds".
I think I did well but forgot a few steps after re-reading my list of things to do. More practice is the only way to get past that. My official check-off lab will be next week for these new skills I've learned.
Tuesday will be a gigantic exam in my public health class, so I better get back to hitting the books.