Its finally come to the time that I am back with my preceptor. This means that the semester is ending which is either a scary or exciting. First, I do believe I have gain a lot more confidence in the clinic. At the beginning of the semester I was afraid to take on more athletes in the clinic; however, now I go over to each preceptor and ask to help with their athlete. I also believe the preceptors have more confidence in me too. I am now asked to do pretty much any athletes treatment when they walk in the clinic. I also know more things, which helps me when different athletes come in. For example, I am a lot faster with wound care. I know what kinds of ointment to use for certain burns which is very helpful because I do not have to go and ask my preceptor what I should use. I am also faster with ankle taping. When I was on the rotation with football, I was able to tape more athletes ankles than I did in the beginning of the semester. It also helps that I am not as nervous and now I go up to athletes asking them what they need instead of waiting for them to say they need something. This semester I believe I was able to bloom. I have been able to open up and feel confident in the clinic. However, I am also able to go and ask for help when I am performing a treatment. I am not afraid to be wrong or embarrassed when I am performing treatment on an athlete and I go ask for help. I have been eager to understand my mistakes to fix them.
This week I was not able to get a mastery. I did receive multiple attempts. I was able to write down 11 attempts for this week. This coming up week I am going to get around 20 masteries, which means I will double in attempts. I am getting very close to having my clinical packet completed which is very exciting. I feel ahead of the game with my clinical packet because been writing down each week my attempts and masteries. My goal in my clinical packet has been very helpful because I have been able to follow it in order to achieve having my clinical packet finished and also branching out of my comfort zone to become a better student.