I want to remind everyone about open lab. Open lab is a great place to work on your skills. There is an instructor always available in the lab to help you with any questions and assist you with your skills. I think we forget about how important all those skills are. I know second semester I didn’t go to open lab very much until it was time for SIMS lab. Man was I nervous for SIMS and the skills that I had to do. I spend some time reviewing but I think that if I would have made it in to the open lab even once a week during the semester I would have been a lot more confident in my skills.
We all know that any skill we have learned in skills is a skill we can perform at clinical. You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity at clinical to do a live skill on a REAL person right! Plus you need to be confident in those skills. That patient trusts you.
Open lab hours are: