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Saturday, May 03, 2008


Well, I failed this weeks certification: IV medications. So I'll have to practice again and retry. It was the hardest one so far. One cool thing that happened though was that I was assigned an imaginary patient who is allergic to penicillin and I was asked to give her Cefoxitin. I said to the professor "Cefoxitin is bactericidal... soooo I would want to check before I'd give it to someone with a penicillin allergy." The professor played along and handed me a drug book. Sure enough, it said not to administer to patients with a penicillin allergy. And the professor's jaw dropped and she's like "we've been using this example for years. I don't think anyone's ever caught that before". tee hee. So I felt special. But obviously I've still got work to do.

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