The more she taught, the more questions I asked. After learning about the procedure the nurse took me to the patient to meet and get permission from her. The next day I could hardly wait to get to the hospital. The surgery lasted seven hours, which was longer than planned, but I didn't mind. The whole surgery was amazing from start to finish.
I spend my observation hours in the training room this week. While in the training room, I learned a lot more about the e stem machine. I learned that e-stem is mainly used to reduce pain as opposed to actually healing the injured body part. The e-stem can also be used to help people recover from surgery. It is crazy thinking about all the resources we have now to help people return from injuries.
My Field as Occupational Therapy I described Occupational Therapy as the field to help all kinds of people with disabilities or who need help to have more prosperous standard of living. This career has a complex concept but the main goal of the Occupational Therapists is understand the different need of the client and improve their daily activities. I always been interested in the medical field especially in the pediatric setting. When I came to this country, I spent almost two years finding what I wanted to study. While I was doing research, I am taking class to improve my English and gain time to be sure my future career.
During these past weeks at the Archbold ER, I had the opportunity to put into practice many of the content learned in class. This included but was not limited to the proper placement of a Foley catheter using sterile techniques, insertion of an NG tube, and assessment of patients. Even though I attempted to complete some of my initial goals for this internship, I noticed that I couldn’t complete a few of them due to lack of time and lack of experience in the field. Therefore, some of my goals that I’ll need to address during the following three weeks include improve my assessment skills, have better communication with my patients, and improve my questioning to get a better understanding of the cause that brought them in. One the most beneficial
For the last two years, I have been volunteering in Mackenzie Willamette’s emergency department. I helped around and talked to a lot of people in the medical profession and I observed how they communicated with each other. I saw the benefits of good communication and how it can positively improve the work environment. And I saw how negative communication can distract from what really matters; providing safe and reliable care for the patients. So coming into this project I wanted to take what I had observed and
I was relishing the chance to learn and take in a variety of different diagnosis to discover each day. With each patient that walked in the front door, it was a new learning opportunity for me to observe. I went from looking like I had five heads when I would hear my coworkers discuss things. To becoming proficient when providing the necessary information needed for an insurance company to pay for a patient’s office visit, and not questioning myself when needing to determine the medical code that went along with a
The first year of medical school the student learns science subjects and clinical skills(Hill). Science classes are very important in the healthcare field. Clinical skills help prepare the student for residency. Mrs. Turvey said she “finished medical in 1977(Turvey).” She worked as a nurse for 41 years, 18 of those years she was an OB/GYN. Mrs. Turvey said that she “has her MSN or her Masters in Nursing(Turvey).” A MSN is almost as high as a doctor you can go.
Nursing is a hard profession; as well as, a very rewarding profession. Nursing is not only the skills you learn in school, such as, putting in an IV, pathophysiology or assessment of the patient, but it also requires empathy and compassion. This career is not for everyone. What persuaded me to become a nurse is when I was four years old I was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL, this changed my life for the next three years, while I was getting treatment for my cancer. I would be around nurses and doctors twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during this time.
1.0 INTRODUCTION I was qualified as trained nurse about 10 years ago. I have been working in pediatrics ward, outpatient department and lastly in the operating theatre (OT). Currently, I am working in Obstetrics and Gynecology (O&G) ward after getting midwifery courses. As one of the senior trained staff nurse with midwifery, one of my responsibilities to orientated and guided new trained nurses who are posted into our unit. Mentoring is a complex term but as in health profession, it is a voluntary professional relationship between a mentor and mentee.
Moreover, it solidified my choice to pursue a medical research career. To achieve my goal, I planned to earn a Ph.D. Although, after talking with a friend’s dad about his work as an oncologist, I learned he has a Ph.D. and an MD. And I became conflicted about whether just a Ph.D. would be enough. Interestingly, my friend’s father said he spent his time doing cancer research half of the week, and the other half with patients who have different forms of cancer.
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.
After the shadowing program, I attended a 4-week program at the University of Pennsylvania called PennMed. Most days involved exciting activities, such as learning to suture, CPR, performing an ultrasound on ourselves, and even studying anatomy using real corpses. It was during the last two days of the program where I discovered how interested I am in conducting undergraduate research. I’m not sure if it was the silence, everyone’s concentration, or the fact that their research in immunotherapy for treating cancer was going to potentially save millions of lives, but I was immediately drawn to that environment. I could literally see myself being part of that, learning and research, at the Undergraduate Teaching Labs, or in any other research opportunity that JHU offers.
This was where I first developed my multitasking skills to oversee and coordinate four clinical research studies. My strong communication and interpersonal skills enabled me to meet crucial deadlines and work efficiently with physicians, nurses, pharmaceutical sponsors, and study monitors. I strive not only to be a great employee and team player but also to serve and positively impact my community, especially the medically underserved. For more than five years, I have volunteered over 1,000 hours, and most recently, I serve through the Lestonnac Free Clinic and Access OC organization as a Spanish interpreter. As a bilingual Spanish-speaking nurse, I hope to help my community by breaking down the language barrier between patients and the healthcare team in order to ensure the accurate continuity of care.