During one of my early shifts, with the help of my preceptor, I recognized a neurological change in the status of my patient. He had increased confusion and a slowed pupillary reflex. This change caused us to call the intensivists and order a stat head CT to check for bleeding in the brain. While there was no new bleeds identified following this CT, this experience taught me just how important it is to have a solid baseline assessment of a patient and how important it is to re-preform specific assessments based on a patients condition. According to a study by Rothman, Solinger, Rothman, and Finlay (2012), nursing assessments can act as a longitudinal source for quickly identifying indicators of a clinical problem a patient may encounter.
A few weeks later, similar injuries impacted my body, so I immediately decided to go to physical therapy in order to get me back on my feet - literally. All in all, I was fascinated with the work physical therapists did: From treating injuries, to rehabilitation, and to providing individuals with the confidence to continue with their passions. As a result of this experience, I proceeded to taking a class within my school, known as Regional Occupational Program, that dealt with healthcare professions. Little did I know that I would discover a philanthropic side to me that would lead me to want to pursue a career in the healthcare
In one of the research I found an article by Andrew C. Persch “P4 Medicine and Pediatric Occupational Therapy”, after read this article caught my attention in this field. Pediatric Occupational Therapists always face new challenge and with them arise types of therapy (Persch et al., 2013). In 2004 the medicine adopt a new method of health care that aims to increase wellness from reactive to preventive disease. The meaning of P4 is predictive, personalized, preventive
My intent is to work there for a year or two, gain skills and confidence. Then I plan to continue my education to acquire my bachelor’s degree and then my master’s degree, I would also like to learn more about hospice and palliative care nursing. Eventually, I would like to develop and sharpen my skills towards hospice and palliative care. Why, you may ask? I had a touching experience with home hospice care, my father passed away in 1992 after a short fight with metastatic colon cancer, the hospice nurses were wonderful and loving, the way they not only cared for him but everyone in the family.
Physical therapist has been assisting individuals since the early 1900s, and have been apart of this world ever since. Physical Therapist, provide care for individuals who need professional rehab, from a prior injury, surgery, or illness. Physical therapist are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, that may have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives (“PT: Occupational Outlook Handbook 1”). Physical therapy is a great career to go into, if that individual enjoys helping people, and working in the medical field.
Tracy Fried-Arneson Health Behavior Change 2-19-18 Health Behavior Change Proposed Plan The health behavior that I chose to change was improving my dental hygiene by brushing my teeth more often. Specifically, brushing and flossing every morning and every night every single day. My plan was to reward myself with Cold Stone at the end of each week that I successfully brushed and flossed morning and night.
As a Resident Advisor (RA) I have had nights where I was woken up to help a resident who was vomiting in their bed from a night of heavy drinking. These situations required me to take control of the room and think quickly on my feet. As a physician, these are qualities that are important to make sure that the patients receive the care they need in a timely fashion. While the skills of an RA and the skills of a physician are vastly different I am confident that the skills I will take away from being an RA will allow me to improve my patient’s lives through the care I will provide.
" Sleep is very critical and should definitely be taken seriously when making decisions about students and education. In my argument I will use this source to back me up on every reason of why school start times should be later. This article will help me in supporting the needs of sleep because of health and also because more sleep would promote better academics as a teenager. The article had a lot of credible sources to support the ethos appeal; it gave credit to all the doctors and also the students. The consistency of the argument of why school start times should be later is a very strong logos appeal.
Description: The incidents occurred while carrying out certain intervention on my assigned client in the unit with my clinical instructor. It involves the removal of a foley catheter and an IV.tubing on my patient which was due according to the protocol of the hospital. Although my primary nurses wanted to carry out the procedure with me assisting her,my instructor suggest that I do it while she supervises me since it was my first time. I was quite excited to learn and acquire this new squill that I forgot to prepare adequately for it. Critical reflection:
Outcome 1 History taking History taking is fundamental in a consultation and should incorporate not only physical health but their Psychological and Psychosocial information (Cox, 2004). I have anonymised the patient so as to protect their identity in line with the Nursing, Midwifery code of professional conduct Council (2015). I was asked to go and see Mr Brown who had been referred to the Reablement team on discharge from hospital following a fall at home which resulted in a fractured neck of femur requiring a partial hip replacement.
Overcoming obstacles and improving myself through clinical experience, I learned of other essential qualities needed for success in the field. My greatest time of growth was during my junior residency in internal medicine. Working closely with physicians and developing a rapport with patients, I greatly enjoyed experiencing several areas of the field, from outpatient medicine to ICU to CCU. While the days were long and demanding, I left each night knowing that I had helped relieve my patients’ illness. That’s the reason I am only applying to Internal Medicine as my career; I am the type of person who has always had an acute awareness of other people’s suffering, which has led me to be an empathetic and caring physician.
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,
Bilingual Licensed Psychiatric Technician, seeking to contribute my earned skills and knowledge. Graduated from West Hills College Psychiatric Technician Program. After graduating from Technical School I become pregnant with my daughter. I was blessed with the greatest opportunity to be able to stay home. Now that my daughter is two I feel is time for me to resume where I left off in my career.
During my course with NSCC, where I am studying to become a Continuing Care Assistant. Each student is required to work in a continuing care facility alongside other health care providers for a month. I attended skills development placement at Harbour View Lodge located in Sheet Harbour. This placement has given me the opportunity to apply my knowledge, and skills that I have studied and practiced in the classroom. When entering the facility the first week I felt nervous and excited at the same time.