Examples Of Observation In Nursing

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Clinical Observation 1: September 21, 2016 Prior to my first clinical experience, I was interested in pursuing pediatric nursing. I was ecstatic to be in the maternity unit because of its similarity to pediatrics in regards to taking care of earlier forms of life. During my time in the maternity unit, I was introduced to a variety of different rooms; the first room I was brought to was the infant ICU. My senior nurse Charlotte informed me about the different conditions, such as prematurity, disease and addiction, that cause infants to be brought to the infant ICU. The large machines in the room looked very complex and the atmosphere of the room was tense due to the severity of the infants’ conditions. She then brought me to the well-baby nursery, which was where I spent most of my time. I held a baby that would not stop twitching because his mother had been using drugs and it was very exciting for me because it was the first time I had ever held a newborn. The nurses around me checked the vitals of other infants and tended to their needs as I held the newborn. I can envision myself in this type of environment because I enjoy the idea of meeting and caring for new infants daily. I like new and exciting environments, so I feel as though working in the maternity unit would be stimulating for me and a possible career path.
Clinical Observation 2: October 19, 2016 Although I had been in the maternity unit for my first clinical experience, I was not disappointed when I was
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