Also, as a Medical Assistant you have to respect a patient’s culture when you’re in care for them ask questions and be prepared if the patient needs someone else present at the time. Another way to show professionalism is making sure all doors and windows are closed in each exam room to have privacy towards the patient. Understanding and following facility’s policies concerning the physician during a skin examination is also very important. The number one professionalism is always having respect not just for the patient but also for the physician and yourself. I personally have sensitive skin.
Follow-ups with the convalescent can improve a bond as well. Simply calling the family of the patient or the actual patient and giving them an update or good news can greatly ameliorate the relationship between the two. More often than not, patients are not having a good time. Obviously because they are in the presence of a nurse they are either sick, injured, uncomfortable and probably frustrated and scared. Nursing is a highly onerous occupation that can become a burden for some, but patients should never see that frustration.
Profile Essay While working several shifts in an Alzheimer's unit in a local care facility, I had the opportunity to meet a registered nurse named Sarah. Sarah had plenty of insight on what it is like being a nurse in a facility. During my observations of her duties I witnessed many things that opened my eyes as to what I want in my future career choices. Starting our first shift together, I took notice of her confidence and humbleness. Most of the nurses I have encountered seem to be too preoccupied to engage with residents, let alone nursing aides.
I maintained patient confidentiality by not giving any identifying information over the phone, and stayed within my scope of practice, identifying to the family members that they would have to wait to speak to the physician to find out certain information. I also learned and performed nursing duties that were new to me, including the aftercare of a deceased patient.
During a clinical shift, I would be responsible for providing care to patients with malignant hematological diseases, completing pertinent assessments and teaching skills, such as how to care for the mouth when experiencing mucositis and how to avoid infections. Self-reflection on Professional Practice All nurses registered in the general and extended classes are required to complete their self-Assessment every year. Self-Assessment is a self-directed, two-part process that results in a learning plan (CNO self assessment 2018). Through the process of self-assessment, you identify your areas of strength and learning needs (CNO
I had a wonderful time today when I interviewed this inspirational young lady Theia Smallwood from TeamUp Counseling; she is an intensive in home clinician/Individual Support Services Supervisor. Ms. Smallwood was energetic and blissful to talk about her career and her experience with her employer. She oversee master level clinicians who are working on becoming license master level clinicians social worker. Working on her job for 3 years she explained to me how much she loved her job and how much the experiences has been positive. She has earned her clinical hours and hands on face to face clinical experience.
Each morning patients came in for assessment and the treatment team developed or altered existing treatment protocols. I longed to be part of this team, working to stabilize each patient so they could return home to pursue their goals. The nurses stood out to me as the team members at ground zero in the unit, working directly with patients, and advocating for them in meetings. As a Nurse Practitioner, I will provide this same standard of holistic care to my patients, taking into consideration their biological, social, psychological and cultural needs while developing and implementing treatment decisions. As a nurse I will develop the leadership skills and competence to uphold the commitment I made to make a differences in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
My childhood initiated a desire to help prevent and mitigate injury or illness; this soon flourished into an interest in the health care field. To help narrow my choices I explored as many science courses as I could. Talking with health care professionals and reading nursing textbooks I found in my aunt’s house piqued my interest in the nursing field and patient care. From there, I completed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course which further solidified my decision. Now, I am fully invested in becoming a nurse.
From an early age, I can remember taking a special interest in medicine, because of seeing my mother reach out and help so many types of people with so many levels of disabilities. Her actions and job has inspired me greatly in wanting to study in the medical field and hopefully eventually becoming a physician. Growing up, my Mother, an Occupational Therapist, owned her owned practice, when I was younger, I can remember trying to help my mother and other medical professionals that worked for her with small tasks, like help cleaning up after the children in wheelchairs or helping children, with low motor skills, coloring pictures. My mother’s job as an Occupational Therapist is to develop, recover, and improve the skills of injured and disabled patients for daily activities that we would easily take for grant, like taking a shower or walking upstairs. I believe having a career in the medical field would undoubtedly would give me an immeasurable amount of satisfactory, because of my desire of wanting to help people with their health complication.
I had to stay an extra month because i had symptoms of meningitis. All the nurses treated me like I was their own. My mom always told me that those nurses were always holding me and putting bows in the little hair I had. After this story, my appointments were always filled with questions about becoming a nurse. As I got older the questions always got more about college and less about curiosity.
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.
I also think this career would be the perfect ﬁt for me because I can care for patients, but because I am not great at socializing I will only be caring for them when they are asleep. I also think being able to watch the surgeries and procedures will be very interesting. The second career I am interested in is PA. PA’s can diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medication, and collaborate with other doctors and hospitals.PA’s do almost everything a doctor would do in a doctor’s ofﬁce or clinic, which is why I am interested in it. I have never been very fond of doing surgery or 12 or more years of schooling, but I’ve always wanted to take care of patients like doctors did. PA’s do that very thing, but they can assist in surgeries if they want.
Everyday Corbin must write a page long personal learning journal explaining what she did that day. Along with the journal, Corbin must do a case study to present at the end of the program. This presentation is reviewed by doctors and the administration. “It’s definitely challenging, but then again, so is being an actual doctor,” said Corbin. Bonnie Ritchey, HCEP supervisor, agrees that this program is rigorous, but believes it is also tremendously beneficial.
For my senior project I job shadowed a registered nurse on the Acute Rehab floor at Mercy General Hospital. My goals for senior project were to learn the basic skills a nurse needs to help a patient and to learn how to interact with different types of personalities. My mentor for my project was Michelle Whitten, she has been a nurse for two and a half years. Michelle has a B.S in nursing and a B.A in human development. She is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR, Basic Life Support BLS, Advanced cardiac life support ACLS, Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS, Cardiac Monitoring, MPR, and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse CRRN.
My main career choice is already chosen for my future. I’ve decided I want to be a nurse but, to be more specific I want to be a FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner. I’ve known for years that a nurse is what I want to be, but I could never decide which type of nurse I wanted to be. Going to the doctor one day my nurse came in and I watched everything she did and asked questions. I started doing that every time I went to the doctor.