During my time there, I learned how to make hospital beds, give bed baths, change patient’s clothes, and other common duties of a nursing assistant. Working with fellow students and CNAs at the nursing home also allowed me to gain important teamwork
A nurse practitioner can sometimes be involved and has a similar role as the primary physician. Level of Risk for Re-Hospitalization Health Literacy The veteran is somewhat familiar with the health care system. He graduated high school and pursued higher education at a community college for welding. He has been hospitalized quite a
My nursing experience began in July of 2005, when I began working at Kaiser Permanente as a certified medical assistant. As a medical assistant (MA), the MA can do something as minor as checking someone’s weight, to administering immunizations under the supervision of the LVN or the physician. The things I did over the seven years as a MA, was limited and I began feeling complacent and wanted to do more with my career. I continued my education with the assistance of the company I worked for, and received my LVN in 2012. There, I transitioned to a department that is considered a high-risk perinatal unit.
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
During my clinical elective rotations, I spent a rewarding month in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of Nephrology which has the nation’s busiest transplant program and it was the perfect place for me to explore my interests. The most gratifying part for me was the interactions I had with my patients. Behind the countless chief complaints presented to me were real people, each with a story that shaped who they were and how they had come to that point in their lives. My focus was not only to determine what brought these people to the hospital, but also to understand their diverse cultures, perceptions and health beliefs because, more often than not, the two were closely entwined. It fascinated me to see how my inquisitiveness and patience in learning about each patient's background helped me to treat them
Please provide an analysis of why it was challenging and how you dealt with it. Medicine is a field that lives and breathes in an ethical grey zone, ethical challenges arise daily on the wards of the hospital and addressing the if not always easy. On a recent rotation I was confronted with addressing the medical treatment of a young woman with severe rheumatoid arthritis that had already eaten away two of her precious joints. The best option was clear, methotrexate. However, methotrexate is a toxic teratogen, and female patients taking this medication are advised that they should be on birth control to prevent severe damage to any possible future fetuses, which is where the ethical challenge arose.
Howley: Nurse Leader Interview I took this opportunity to get to know my leader a bit better. Dorothy Smith is new to South Shore Hospital, and I realized I have not had time to sit and talk with her about what she believes, where she came from, and where she hopes to be in the future. She has held her current position as manager in the South Shore Hospital emergency room for eight months. She came to this position from Tufts Medical Center. Dorothy has her MSN/MBA in HCA.
Dix was diagnosed with malaria in 1870, she continued to write but eventually was put into the Trenton hospital, a hospital she founded forty years earlier. “I think even lying on my bed I can still do something.” This quote was recorded when she was at Trenton Hospital. This quote is showing how dedicated she was to her work and how she was always wanting to contribute to the people in need. At the age of 85, Dix was declared dead on July 17, 1887. During the Civil War, and the time period nearing the end of her life, the encounter with her would be a positive encounter.
Having worked in the Emergency Room for several years and now on 4C Surgical Unit, I have gained first hand experience in providing care to very sick patients and having critical care experience. I was nominated for a DAISY Award by the Vice President of Nursing for the Emergency Room. I would like to be a council member for the quality and safety council. I believe an integral aspect of providing quality care at the bedside, is being knowledgeable on information that can promote excellent patient care. I am empowered to help make a positive impact, working with my fellow colleagues to implement great improvements to patient care.
My Future Career, Nurse Practitioner A nurse practitioner is a nurse with a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. When I was little I always said I wanted to become a nurse practitioner. It was something about being able to help patients overcome their illnesses that interested me the most. It always seemed like it was the perfect profession for me because I am a people’s person. The required education is to have a Master’s degree.
For over fifteen years I have enjoyed being an LPN. Working in nursing homes taught me to how to patience and how to use my knowledge to help my patients to the best of my ability. My time as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation nurse helped me to appreciate the courage it takes to admit to a problem, ask for help and the strength it takes to work to get better. Working in a hospital taught me to how to work in a fast paced setting while keeping my sanity intact.
I am currently working as an LPN rooming patients in an OB/GYN clinic. My job includes taking vitals, updating medical records as necessary, preparing exam rooms for the providers, administering injections and medications per order, and recording signs and symptoms for the providers. I work along side the providers and midwives assisting with procedures. I place OB patients on the non-stress testing machines and educate patients on topics such as breastfeeding, maintaining a healthy pregnancy, etc. Working here, I 've been able to witness many situations that drive me to want to succeed as a doctor, such as being able to assist patients who are in active labor or empowering patients to take better care of their health.
For my nursing experience, I have worked in research and specialist hospital in day medical unit. This unit receiving many of cancer patients to provide them routine chemotherapy doses. My focus was arranging their appointments and educating them how to adapt with routine chemotherapy and cancer disease environment. However, Roy, Callista adaptation theory is a grand theory that focuses on promoting adaptation for individuals and groups and responding positively to particular environment changes. Roy believed that "the goal of nursing is to improve adaptive for particular person" through using four adaptive mode (Physiologic needs, Self-concept, Role function, Interdependence) and specific information about the person.
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.
In high school, I became interested in social justice work when I did a month long volunteer service trip to India. As I researched what kind of careers would interests me, I discovered nursing brought these two worlds that I love together. My clinical experience is diverse. I had the opportunity to work in various well known hospitals in the greater Boston area. During my preceptorship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on the acute psychiatric unit, I managed up to 6 patients with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders along with managing their medical conditions.