I worked directly with patients diagnosed with various psychiatric illnesses in groups designed to assist in rehabilitation and teaching activities of daily living. In these groups I helped with a wide range of activities such as assisting the patients with stimulating crafts, and encouraging them to participate in exercises and games, and answered questions related to the activities. Continuing my volunteer experience with occupational therapists I worked at Encore, an assisted living and rehabilitation setting. Here I worked with geriatric clients with both neurological and orthopedic impairments. I also spent time volunteering at Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. working with an occupational therapist in facilitating Hippotherapy to incorporate equine movement into treatment.
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
Primarily, it is written in relation to this type of therapy for patients who receive this treatment and the ones who administer the therapy. The request for the research proposal is addressed several times throughout the document. For example, in the background of this document, the author acknowledges that “Nursing instructions are important for improving patient knowledge related to their diseases and treatments.” The document was clearly written while the therapy treatment was being conducted on separate occasions. This is evident by a few
You can undergo physical therapy as a single therapy, or use them together with any other type of treatment, such as General on the surgery. Physical therapy can be done in a variety of conditions. In addition to the hospital, physical therapy can also be done in outpatient clinics, home care, on-site fitness center and sports rehabilitation, and even in school or at work. Make sure you are looking for a physical therapist or trainer that physical therapist certified in order to get maximum benefit from this
I have worked with medical students who come from the UA COM-P culture and I believe they bring a great amount of cultural awareness to their role on the healthcare team. The focus of early clinical exposure at UA COM-P makes a significant difference in learning how to care for people. The UA COM-P emphasis on cultural diversity allows for more learning opportunities and fully encompasses what it means to take care of the patient and not just treat a disease. I entered the medical field wanting to be at the bedside helping people. I think this gives me a unique view, and ability to help contribute to UA COM-P diversity centered training and culture.
It is also the responsibility of the physician assistants to examine patients, as would a doctor, in order to obtain information about a patients’ physical condition. In some hospitals physician assistants could find themselves practicing medicine on teams with other physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They would examine, diagnose and treat a multitude of patients from a broad range of backgrounds.
Some of the courses I read include Paediatric nursing, clinical nursing practice, pharmacology but to name a few. These courses coupled with my experience in working in the various health facilities including accident and emergency units and workshops in critical care nursing have afforded me the opportunity of having a strong theoretical and practical background in critical care nursing. Based on this background and experiences, I wish to build on with Erasmus Mundus master course in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing to help me acquire the specific knowledge, skills, and the attitude to become a specialized evidence-based staff and a consultant who would collaborate with other critical care team members in providing optimal care to the critically ill patient. In addition, I aim at offering world standard critical care services and contribute to the modules aimed at nurses who undergo critical care nursing training to bridge the gap the CCU faces with the shortage of specially trained staff in nursing. My practice in the CCU and research suggest critical care nursing is a special field that requires intense training.
Currently, total patient care is used in intensive care settings where a nurse provides total care to one or two critically ill patients. Nursing educators often select this method of care when students take care of patients. There are variations of the case method, and it is possible to identify
This in return enhanced my motivation to work and to provide quality care to assigned patients. I have gained knowledge from different healthcare disciplines by learning and explaining pediatric related diseases, surgeries, and procedures (e.g. G-tube flushes, dressing changes, appendectomy etc.) to families. Additionally, sometimes families have taught me about some unfamiliar medical conditions that their children have been diagnosed with (e.g. thalamic ganglioglioma) and how to perform certain procedures (e.g. tracheostomy care). This two-way communication taught me the importance of working with the families instead of for them.
I learned how to assess the heart and peripheral vascular system thoroughly. Lastly, this unit helped me understand the circulatory system better, and will help me improve my assessment skills. Jarvis, C. (2012), Physical Examination & Health Assessment (6th ed.) Elsevier/Saunders: St. Louis,
Today’s lecture on the physician assistants (PA) was very informative. Mrs. Hughes spoke on what a physician assistant is, what they do as well as what the requirements are for those who chose the career path. PA’s are individuals whom practice medicine while also being under the supervision of medical doctors or physicians. They can work in all areas of medicine including emergency medicine, surgery and psychiatry which Mrs. Hughes works under. Within this occupation individuals have the ability to prescribe medicine, diagnose and treat mental illnesses, give immunizations as well as perform various other tasks.
The CM department can gather information of all processes concerning the treatment, nursing, and after-treatment of the patients to perform better services for patients (Wulff et al., 2008). Concerning the new strategy implemented by RWTH Hospital, the margin between estimated bed time and actual bed time has been
My analytical skills developed through my research further my ability to develop diagnoses and handle complicated surgical patients. Finally my strong interpersonal skills both with patients and physicians that have been demonstrated through my clerkships and involvement in multiple physician organizations provide ideal characteristics in a career which demands such skills. With only months remaining until medical school graduation, I strive to turn my surgical rotation experiences into practice and excel at these teachings so that I may work to perfect my service to patients—what I appreciate to be the art of medicine. An ideal residency is one that will support me in this pursuit through strong resident education and in challenging me to further improve myself.