With all the call schedules and different types of departments, it is an easy for a call center employee to get confused and transfer someone to the wrong person or place. It is very important for the employees in the call center at OSF to be well trained. This is exactly the issue in medical communications at OSF. New employees are not being trained good enough for the job and a lot of mistakes are being made. In an interview, Bre explained that half of the mistakes come from undertrained employees (Hutchison).
The nurses reported it to the charge nurse, the patient, the physician and initiated an incident report for a medication error and the nurse who gave the second dose was very concerned and upset. Honesty and accountability cross closely together in this situation but both nurses were honest and upfront about their mistake, learnt from it and monitored the patient closely for bleeding for the next twenty-four hours. Being honest and accountable makes for the best working situations, maintains trust with everyone involved and makes nurses great leaders. Communication is one of the biggest components in nursing. I do not know if there is one specific example for communication I can come up with, almost every area I have ever been too there is a positive example of communication being used.
Everything what I remember from my childhood was playing the detective or the nurse. I was never playing with dolls like the most of the girls. Growing up I realize that being an anesthesiologist is not only putting the patient to sleep, but also to help the patient to not experience pain. My aunt is a dentist assistant and because my mom was at work almost all day I grew up with my aunt. She was always telling me stories from her job.
Through the third-riding time I have accumulated, I have seen a few gruesome encounters such as motor vehicle accidents as well as many different traumas. I have been lucky to be able to go through the health occupations curriculum at my high school and attain my Certified Nursing Assistant certification as well as my healthcare provider, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications. I also received clinical experience through Lawrence General Hospital in the Emergency Center, during my time there my love for medicine grew tremendously and fed my ambition not only for high school, but for college and my future as well. I find comfort in helping anyone and creating a better situation for them if someone is going through a hard time, as I did when I was younger with my great grandparents. Knowing how much a medical hardship can affect someone makes me want to help that much more.
My First Patient Nursing school allowed me to experience many meaningful moments in clinical from seeing a birth and being part of the happiest moment of families to witnessing the hardest goodbyes to love ones. The experience that stands out the most out of all of the interaction with patient is when I met my very first patient. My very first clinical day at the hospital during my first semester of nursing school, I got to see what I had only heard about or read about during lecture, but perhaps never seen or experience through anyone I know. I got to see a patient who was severely confused. This patient had what medically is known as “delirium”, although I cannot recall exactly what other medical problem this patient had, but I can
She told me all about how she absolutely loves her job and how she loves working with all the babies, but she concluded that by saying that it is a tough job to perform because “these babies have just come into this world and it seems unfair that sometimes they are taken out of it so quickly.” (Bryant) She told me how the hospital she works at does not have any services available to its workers regarding counseling and that if they need help dealing with a loss, they are expected to get their help outside of work and not deal with it there. When asked about whether or not hospitals should make it
Through being a student nurse, I was taught and molded to become a safe and practical licensed nurse. I endured a whole year of reading and book work, sleepless nights and a whole lot of sacrificing to become a future nurse. Through all my days in a clinical setting and shadowing different care team members, one of the most valuable lessons I have picked up on is the good and bad habits health care members attained over the years when it came to professionalism in the workplace. I have realized that for me to be a successful and professional nurse in the field, it is crucial to be respectful, advocate for patients, show integrity, look the part and have good personal hygiene. When I talk about respect, it is not only in regard to respecting the ones that have a higher rank.
Thatcher portrayed the quality of women’s lives through the life of Martha Ballard and the women around her. Mrs. Ballard lived independently because she worked on her own. Martha Ballard gained a lot of independence from her occupation as a female practitioner. She excelled at her job and took great passion in her work. Astonishingly, she even “delivered 797 babies in the twenty-seven years of her diary.” This shows the time she had away from her family.
Back in the Philippines, there was a time wherein I had to be hospitalized due to appendicitis and had to get my surgery done. A few hours before the surgery, a nurse had come to my room to brief me and my family about the surgery. I was very anxious as it had been my first surgery. She was very helpful in making my anxiety disappear by constantly encouraging me and always by my side. Additionally, the nurse talked to my family in order to prepare them mentally and emotionally as well.
My nervousness got more serious time by time. And I was under stress. At 5 p.m. I still had one task did not finish, I was scared that my boss would sack me when I was not finished on time. I started to seek help but all my colleagues were busy.
Some of them that I have personally experienced are mainly when they are not happy with wages. They are not happy with what they are paid and some of them are underpaid for the amount of work they do. This leads to decreased motivation and interest in working and they look for opportunities to take a leave from the work and even pretend sick when they are not. They even look online for better opportunities where they can be paid more for the same work. Secondly, many of the employees in the hospitals have fixed job status for a very long time and when there is no scope for any growth, they get frustrated and it is seen in their performance and when they get any offer from other organization even for the same position with higher salary they tend to move out of the organization.
The nurses that are available are scheduled for extensive overtime, to the point that it is interfering with their family life. This also causes certain patients needs to not be met. There are excessively long waits to see the doctors. And even when patients are able to see the doctor, there is an overall reluctance to pay for important but costly services, such as MRIs and surgery. There is also a large problem with the distribution of medications.
The most demanding aspect of this experience for me was to carry the interventions on my own. Although my preceptor was by my side, he wanted to make sure I was capable of doing everything alone. I believed that the preparation I received in this seven semester of nursing school was key for my success in this scenario. At the end of that shift, I received many complements from other nurses, staff, and even the attending doctor. My preceptor was very proud of me, and told me in front of everybody that my intervention with that patient demonstrates that I am ready to be on my
My analytical skills developed through my research further my ability to develop diagnoses and handle complicated surgical patients. Finally my strong interpersonal skills both with patients and physicians that have been demonstrated through my clerkships and involvement in multiple physician organizations provide ideal characteristics in a career which demands such skills. With only months remaining until medical school graduation, I strive to turn my surgical rotation experiences into practice and excel at these teachings so that I may work to perfect my service to patients—what I appreciate to be the art of medicine. An ideal residency is one that will support me in this pursuit through strong resident education and in challenging me to further improve myself. In addition, exposure to wide variety of casework and early operational exposure to optimize experience in the operating room is important.