During one of my clinical experiences on an extremely busy unit I was watching nurses communicating with each other during a morning report. It looked like it was going to be a busy shift as they were working short. I was on that team and they asked me if I could straight catheterize a patient who has not voided for six hours as soon as possible. I was excited to help them out and to perform my first catheterization. Prior to that shift I had read over that procedure and felt ready to do it.
As a leader within my fraternity, I've performed and practiced therapeutic communication without even being aware of it. This week I was able to active listen to patients, such as a patient who explained his glaucoma to us and how it was partially fixed, but a complication arose that needs to be assessed and stabilized. I also was able to sit down and talk with a patient before her bath to see what she wanted to wear. Asking open ended questions, active listening, being silent to give her time to respond, etc. enforced my therapeutic communication within the healthcare setting.
Although they are the best and the M.A that’s on staff has been there since I was young, and now she is my kids ' doctor. Us as Medical Assistants should take these steps to create a professional appearance. follow dress code no piercings on your face Be friendly Help as much as you can to cover up all tattoo’s only wear a watch Baljeet I was happy to see you today i agree with you about what a medical assistant should wear. Professional appearance is very important
Eventually, Frankie, the dental hygienist who I was to shadow, walked in through the door beside the reception desk and lead me to her office. She was very warm and eager to teach me all about her craft. I learned a lot in the two days I worked with her. There was never a dull moment and I got to see so many different patients; patients of different backgrounds, ethnicities, age groups, and gender. All my initial fear was basically fear of what I was getting myself into.
And also last month I had the opportunity to shadow a second year student working her patient Barbra. I loved her entire attitude and interaction with her patient. Barbra herself told me she preferred coming to the clinic instead of going to her dentist. It was mainly based on a making the patient feel comfortable with forming a professional relationship that encourage a welcoming place for a patient like Barbra, who needed a deep cleaning according to her dentist. I am planning on doing more shadowing and observing.
I felt like I had contributed to Katie’s care. The nurse thanked me for my help and as I was drawing up the saline Katie’s mother smiled at me and told me I would never forget this experience. She and her husband were both very thankful to the staff as they were leaving the hospital when Katie was being transferred. In that moment I felt a part of the team and I was happy that the nurse let me get involved with something that I was competent with and capable of completing successfully under supervision. I think looking back I should have taken initiative and gone to my preceptor before entering the room, so she could have informed and prepared me for what I was about to see.
All of the treatment was finally getting to her, but she decided that all of the medical terms and tests were a part of learning, so that there was not ignorance. At the end of the book, E. M. Ashford came to visit Vivian as she approached the end of her life. Vivian was at her lowest at this point, and even cried in this scene of the movie. I believe that Edson used the Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies as a tool to evoke different sides of Vivian, as she made her such a strong female lead (Edson, 1993). Overall, Edson used the Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies as a tool that both let readers see a side of Vivian that had her guard let down and a time that she felt close to her father, as well as see the side of Vivian that was not so sophisticated.
Today our clinical group participated in the hospital’s wound prevalence day where we helped the wound nurse do head to toe skin assessment to the patients who are not/at risk for developing pressure ulcer and do HillRom/CALNOC study checking the quality of the bed mattresses. In the early morning, we spent our day first thing by reviewing as many charts as possible and filling out the forms needed for the study. Nurse Brittany, the wound nurse, assigned the participants into teams which included one nurse with at least two students to various units. My two other classmates and I were assigned with Samantha, RN to do the prevalence study at Med-Surge and ICU unit. Some of the tasks we did as a group comprised of: assessing the patient; checking the mattress’s condition; counting how many layers of linen the patient uses; checking heels if they are offloaded; noting if patient has secure foley catheter; marking the mattress “G17” for good and “B17” for bad; educating the patient and family on prevention
I continued to care for my patient by changing her linen and helping her bathe. I spoke to her in a friendly therapeutic manner making sure she was happy and in a good mood. The assembled multidisciplinary team of professionals came into the room and told my patient that her current arrangement at home was unsafe for her and that she was at a greater risk of developing medical problems which can be deteriorating. The patient understood completely what was at stake, her Mini Mental State Examination score was 28 of a possible 30. She also understood all the risks involved, but remained uncooperative.
My honesty resembles Rebecca’s during the time when I was called into the office to report my knowledge on who was stealing at school. I was completely honest and even though the boy who stole told everyone in my class not to tell a soul, I released the information. Honesty is very important to Rebecca and
Another day at Hamtramck Medical Center learning more about this career each day, but today was a good day. Not a lot of people came pulse my supervisor tough me how to do the throat culture. “It’s very easy all you have to do is clean your hands, and then remove the swab from the packing. Ask the patient politely to open his/her mouth, and then turn his/her face against the light. Guide a swab over the tongue; rub the swab firmly over the back of the throat, both the tonsils and any areas of inflammation.
She often refferred to a paper with the patients history of problems and she grabbed things they needed for tests for the patients well-being. She was helped by a nurse 's aid. If they needed answers they usually went to the doctors or went back to their patient information for more insight. A typical day for Cindy was woke up, checked on al her patients, took vitals and then prepared them for any tests or surgeries they needed for the day. Some things I thought was cool was the relationship she had with some of her patients.
Dr. Frander went over the question how to differentiate the neoplastic cells, and also the difference between the benign and the tumor cells. From these questions that were given out by Dr. Frander, many students should have a great understanding what to expect to the mid-term exam. Dr. Frander really encouraged us to study because most of these questions are difficult. For instance, she gave us an example in a patient who has COPD/ emphysema. What we have concluded from this question what they are looking for the emphysema patients don’t have a problem of taking air in rather they have a problem of taking the air out.
She was always telling me stories from her job. I was always excited to hear the end when my aunt, was helping the patient relax and to be prepared for the dental operation. When I was twelve I went with her to the dentist. I was thrilled when I saw the way she focused on the patient before applying the anesthesia and the way she was so precise with the amount she was applying. All the people were dressed in scrubs, very good to work in a place like that.