Practice Patient

Poor Chris – he didn’t realize that when I went back to school to be a nurse, he would have to be my guinea pig! Today, we did eye and ear examinations! Boy, did Chris love having me pull on his eyelids to examine the conjuntiva and having me peer inside his ears (I’m not fond of ears, by the way). And he really loved all the various vision and hearing tests, particularly the ones where I blinded him with my pen light! He made up a complaint of dryness and red eyes for my practice session, and by the time I was done with him, the complaint had become a reality. I would say that puts me on the fast-track to becoming a great nurse, right? Inducing real signs and symptoms from imaginary ones!

Stay tuned for next week: mouth, nose and skin!

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