At this point I thought that a doctor would not only work on treating the physical condition of the patient but would have a big role in bringing joy in spite of their hopeless condition. When my relative was diagnosed with alopecia, the doctors were too busy with other patients to treat her. They were so busy that it was hard for us to get an appointment with them. During that time, I wished that there was an assistant to the doctor who could treat my relative and help her get through her toughest moments. That night, I went home and researched about doctors having assistants who can
Later, when this nightmare has finished, I was asked to proceed to the doctor’s room for further directions. Thankfully, the nurse was so kind and she calmed me down and advised to visit another gynecologist at this center. She gave me her card, and said that she is very kind and humane toward the patients. The moment I came out of the doctor’s room, I realised that instead of receiving a good service and patient attitude for my first visit, I had a
Recently, time was spent observing and waiting at a doctor’s office. The practice is a small, one doctor general practice. Sign-ins are done on individual slips of paper, and left on the counter, then patients sit and wait until called. In the waiting room, the doctor tried to mitigate aggravation for those waiting by providing a television, a variety of recent magazines, and various medical brochures. The office was quite busy due to the ongoing flu epidemic.
Mckey’s privacy and confidentiality by making the results of his biopsy known to his fellow colleagues. The movie never stated how his results got around, but my guess is word of mouth or his co-workers looked up his patient record. One of the first things we learn as students is the importance of patient confidentiality. We are told to be careful when telling stories from clinic outside of our classes. You could be in the elevator telling a story while the friend of the patient is standing right next to you.
The situation with the testing site led to my inability to provide a sample for the test. I pointed out at least four times I was more than willing to provide a sample. The testing site also was minimally, at best, with accommodating my needs. They did not offer me water until the very end, nor was I offered the more private waiting area I learned about later, I had to sit in the upfront area surrounded by people doing physical therapy the entire time. This made it difficult for me to provide a sample, due to the distraction of the other patients, and because they keep the water in the back private waiting area, where I was not allowed to sit.
He even states himself that sometimes “I arrive too early, I rush, and some people cling on to life longer than expected” (Zusak 9). Death has much experience with humans, how they come and go, and how sometimes people die unexpectedly. In the case of Liesel 's brother, Werner, a seemingly health child passed in his sleep. Without explanation, he was buried and left behind. Kids don’t drop dead out of the blue, usually parents or even doctors can predict when their time would come if they are ill, however Werner showed no known signs of sickness.
The conflict that stands out most is the near miss incident that occurred. As Brian pulled aside the night shift nurse who was reported for not scanning the insulin, he was made aware that the nurse did scan the dose before giving it, however the scan did not save in the EMR. The only thing I potentially would have changed would be pulling in the night shift and day shift nurse to talk through the incident with them, to avoid any rumors from beginning. After completing this rotation, I feel that a leader/manager is a vital part of the nursing team. They are responsible for ensuring patient safety and quality care, as well as advocating for their nursing staff.
However, many nurses are just giving out poor to bare minimum care (Peate 1). Just like Ian Peate is talking about in the article called, Kindness, caring and compassion “Of late not a day goes by when I do not pick up a newspaper or listen to a news summary in the United Kingdom with reference being made to poor standards of care, particularly around the care of the elderly, but not exclusively” (Peate 1). After reading this article I realized these problems don’t only happen in the United States but all over the world. Coming from my experience of working with nurses in nursing homes I have seen elderly who are unconscious not being feed or even bathe (Peate 1). The bathing issue occurs for months without anyone saying anything about it, because most of the elderly family members don’t even go visit them, so they are not there to witness or defend their relative.
Asthma affects so many people’s lives, and I know personally I used to think of it as something so many people have, but never really looked into how detrimental it can be. I maintained this mentality until I had a moderate asthma attack after running at a softball practice. I started to freak out because I was having a hard time breathing, so I drank a ton of water not understanding what was going on. Later on, I told my mom what happened, and she just shrugged it off and told me to ask the doctor next time we went in. Finally, we visited the doctor, and I told him what was going on and he informed me that I suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
For example, my patient complained saying she was in pain and none of the nurse had taken care of her. She was crying and yelling at nurse to take another pain medicine. However, she forgot that she already had taken her medication. Therefore, I learned the big lesson that it’s important to look at the patient’s chart at first and know their diagnosis and symptoms. According to the text, most of the patient with bipolar disorder would do the things which nobody had expected.
However, I can feel that it was totally wrong after I entered in my work area. The phones never stop to ring, many cars are waiting on the drive thru, and also printers do not stop to print out prescriptions. I had a chance to talk with my preceptor, Dr. Carson, couple minutes after I arrived there. We didn’t have many times to talk each other because pharmacy was too busy, but she was very nice and kind. I told to her that it was my first experience of working at the pharmacy, then she kindly taught me about work flow at the pharmacy.
I have seen the best and of course the not so stellar examples of how to do things. All of these experiences have impacted me and my abilities. I recall shortly after starting my first job as a paramedic asking a physician at the local emergency room about a medical condition that one of my patients had and that I was not familiar with. He politely smiled, said follow me, and walked over to the physician charting area. He reached up to a shelf of books that was above the desk and pulled down this large, intimidating book with a red and white cover, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine.
Mindi had been hoping that it had been just a little pull in a muscle or maybe a slight sprain. Dunaway had reached the x ray room and got all of her x rays done. Once the x rays were done, Dunaway and Mindi were then transferred into the waiting room to get results. The nurse came back with a big box, Mindi and her daughter had exchanged looks and Dunaway said, “This can’t be good.” Mindi agreed and just sat there nervously. The nurse smiled gently and gestured to the big box that she was carrying.
Rotation day five the Minden Lab. Today was a busy day got to draw many people and they were willing to let me. We also had some calls to the ER and drew on a person that was having chest pain we drew a Cardiac tube he told us that he was worried because his nice was going to have surgery. The phlebotomist asked what kind of surgery he’s niece was having he then told us the story of how his niece had been thrown up in the air and that the little girl had fallen and hit her head. He thought he was having chest pain because of how worried he was.
I spent most of the time observing my mentor while she performed check-ups on her patients. Also, I saw my mentor give injections to patients to help with pain. I researched the roles and contributions of a physician assistant in the medical field. I did not realize how much physician assistants could do until I researched it. Also, the contributions that physician assistants make go unnoticed by many, they are trained to be just as proficient as physicians.