CWC Clinic Observation Report

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My Observation at the CWC Clinic: The women’s health clinic performs several different test and procedures depending on how far along the patient is in their pregnancy. During my experience I was on the high risk floor and was able to observe several tests including Group B Streptococcus (GBS), and urine dipsticks. GBS can cause infant mortality but is considered normal flora for the mother. GBS can be found in the pregnant mothers’ vagina or rectum. If the mother test positive for GBS, which my patient did, she will be prescribed antibiotics such as penicillin or ampicillin and will continue this medication until delivery. In a pregnant mom, GBS can cause cystitis, endometritis, and stillbirth. In the newborn, you will typically see the symptoms before age day 7. The symptoms include the most common which is sepsis, pneumonia, or meningitis. The GBS test is done to all expecting mothers’ between 35 and 37 weeks of gestation. The GBS test is done by swabbing the vaginal and rectum area (Smith, 2014). During my CWC clinic cay I also observed urine dipstick test, and was able to perform several test myself. Urine dipsticks are for every single patient that comes to the clinic, this is the first thing they will do when they come into the clinic. The…show more content…
My clinic observation gave me a different look on nursing. I was placed on the high risk floor and if you are a high risk patient you have to come to the clinic each week until the delivery of the baby. I enjoyed being able to hands on see several of the procedures we have discussed in class such as GBS test, urine dipsticks, and ultrasounds. The one thing I didn’t care for much was that the patient interaction was very minimal, the nurse really doesn’t interact with the patient’s much after she get them to their examination room. I liked being able to see the various roles of the healthcare team be fulfilled. The healthcare team as a whole worked very well

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