I am so glad that I have gotten the opportunity to go and shadow Jeannie. This experience has solidified me decision of wanting to go to school to become an occupational therapist. Seeing how Jeannie works with people and is able to make a difference in their lives makes me want to do the same
I am excited to be a part of Nursing Informatics. I was not sure what to expect, as this is my first online class. Since starting, I was suprised to see how Nursing Informatics applies to me at work. As I was taking the assessment, I discovered how much I enjoy working in the Electronic Medical Record. The Cerner program I use at the hospital gives me quicker access to patient information, improves efficiency, and reduces the potential for drug errors.
For the last four months at Berkshire Care Centre as a social work intern, I found that I have become familiar with the procedures and policies of the home, which has helped enhance my understanding of what it is like working in a long term care home. Before, I did not know much about long term care homes or what a social worker’s role is. From working at the home, it forced me to get out of my comfort and do things that I thought I would never be able to do like facilitating care conferences on my own with various health staff present. Also I am actively involved with the Abaqis quality improvement training where I get to make observations of residents, conducting a questionnaire with either a family member or a resident themselves and also
Weekly Self S.O.A.P - A. S- Discuss your SUBJECTIVE feelings for this week: This week I finished my rotation in the emergency room. I felt very comfortable in this unit. I was able to put to practice what I have been learning during lecture by triaging and assessing patients. I was able to work in the trauma area and in area 4, where they hold “non urgent” patients.
I no longer was held up by the support system of my family, but became a supporter of my family. I found strength to help Abby, my parents, and myself. I learned to articulate my opinions and to become a valued member in serious conversations. I spent days at the hospital worrying, crying, and consoling. Slowly Abby began to improve and I returned to school knowing I had made a difference.
The personal care that I am able to give to a resident is rewarding. Knowing you have helped someone is a grand thing. As a registered nurse it appears that most of the time is spent charting medical records, dealing with way too many headaches, and passing medication. Sarah has worked in other medical settings prior to coming to a care facility and stated that so much burden and liability is placed on nurses especially in hospitals. Sarah’s positive attitude kept me inspired throughout my observations to continue my education in the medical field, although, I am now strongly considering different career
The needs have been met. As the nurse lets go, the patient learns to be more autonomous. At the end of my discharge, I ask the mom if she has any further questions or concerns. If the answer is no, I finish by restating my name, highlighting the ED phone number on the paperwork and share my remaining shift hours so that she may call if she has any question.
The insurance of the patient pay for treatment. In conclusion, I liked the relationship between therapist to therapist and therapist to patients in neuro rehabilitation unit. I saw excited patients when they come to session to do activity. I liked that all rehabilitation team in the same area and the patient do like example physical therapy session after that he come to occupational therapy session.
People interested in Reproductive Endocrinology will be able to gain additional training in this field during this time. Once a person completes all of the necessary training to become a Reproductive Endocrinologist, they are required to become licensed by taking a three step exam called the United States Medical Licensing Examination. After becoming licensed, one can decide to become certified which is not required, but it makes them look more attractive to patients. Board certification must be maintained throughout one’s career by continuing to gain knowledge in and being able to practice
I informed them of the medications they were getting and informed them of the times of any procedures or tests that needed doing. I gave my patients privacy during personal care, and encouraged them to do as much as possible themselves. Often, I found patients had lost faith in their own ability to care for themselves. One palliative patient I had required an indwelling catheter insertion.
I admire how much knowledge physician assistants obtain throughout their years of schooling since they learn a great amount about many portions of medicine. I always desired to learn as much about science and medicine as I possibly could; therefore, this profession is perfect for me. I also love caring for people and that is what I get to do as a medical professional. My desire to learn and my passion for volunteering and helping others will allow me to be an essential part of the physician assistant profession. I now desire to work in either Infectious Disease, because of the panel, or Orthopedic Surgery, due to my love for working with injuries like breaks, strains, sprains, and tears.
For my Capstone Project, I chose the career as physician assistant. I worked hard throughout the year to make sure I make a good grade on the Capstone Project. I job shadowed at D.D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in the pain management unit. I spent most of the time observing my mentor while she performed check-ups on her patients. Also, I saw my mentor give injections to patients to help with pain.
Code Sepsis Intervention Practicum has been a great opportunity for me to connect and integrate all the knowledge I have acquired through out this program into a more effectively clinical practice. The way I came to realize this was during one of my shifts where I was exposed to a difficult situation but thanks to my skills I was able to proceed in a safety manner. The purpose of this journal entry is to describe how my intervention made a difference in the client outcome and a brief explanation of the competencies and skills used. During a morning shift with my preceptor, we were sent to float to a med surge floor.
For over fifteen years I have enjoyed being an LPN. Working in nursing homes taught me to how to patience and how to use my knowledge to help my patients to the best of my ability. My time as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation nurse helped me to appreciate the courage it takes to admit to a problem, ask for help and the strength it takes to work to get better. Working in a hospital taught me to how to work in a fast paced setting while keeping my sanity intact.
In our facility administration provide continuous training to leadership and staff in order to increase patient satisfaction, our motto is ”Communicate clearly and often", every interaction with patients is an opportunity to educate them. We start teaching and educating people from the day they come in, making sure they are prepared to take care of themselves at home. Another tool that we use to ensure effective communication is providing interpreters for patients who do not speak or understand English, this is crucial for information about medication and discharge instructions. Patient whiteboards were upgraded and are use to the fullest, they serve as a communication tool between hospital providers and as a mechanism to engage patients in their care, whiteboard use could improve teamwork communication as well as patient care and awareness of their care team, admission plans and duration of admission, and significantly improve patient overall satisfaction.