For instance, it was interesting to be able to see and work within the different dynamics of the nursing profession. In the OR and endoscopy unit I noticed that the nurses seemed much more relaxed than those on the medical or surgical floor. I felt as though they had copious amounts of time to educate on the different procedures and different pieces of the specialty areas, while allowing me plenty of time to ask questions to broaden my knowledge. In the endoscopy unit, the RN that I shadowed was very involved in my learning and made me feel as if I were a part of the team and not just a
Ultrasound technicians may work and consult with everyone from janitors and other medical staff to medical assistants, nurses, physicians and radiologists. A medical assistant, or the ultrasound tech them self will call the patient back, escort them to a changing room and instruct them on how to be ready, or how to wear a gown for the procedure. The medical assistant will guarantee all pre-exam procedures have been followed correctly. After ensuring the patient is ready for the exam, the medical assistant would then report to the sonographer that patient is ready. Nurses also work closely with ultrasound technicians and patients.
I was highly impressed by the overall teamwork in the emergency department. It has a sense of organized chaos that would have taken me some time to adjust to. My nurse and I ended up going through a large group of patient during the time I was there. The nurse has this uniformity to how she would get her tasks done. The thing that through me off was the amount of stuff got done with our patients by other people. The CNA was always there to get vitals and take care of anything additional the patients needed. The resource nurse helped with our potential stroke patient. He went through the whole neuro assessment and after my nurse and I placed a catheter he was quickly sent off to interventional radiology to get a clot removed. The efficiency
On my second day of clinical rotation, I was assigned to postpartum floor. I followed my Nurse everywhere she went as well as observed what she was doing. Every patient she was taking care of, she let me do the assessment on the newborn and on the mother. She would show me how to check the fundus, the peripad for locia, and to check on any sign of bleeding.
I am preparing for a career as a Medical Sonographer. In order to reach this goal, I have several steps that I have to complete to get there. In the below paragraphs I will discuss these steps. Along with how I think technological advances will affect my career and educational goals in both the near and distant future. The first step in my goal to becoming a Medical Sonographer, is completing an Associate’s Degree.
Another patient was doing an ultrasound to see her bladder because she had her period for a long time. The nurses helped her and told what was going on. The most interesting imaging was the Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It was really scary at the same time but I found
3 Learning goals: These are the goals I have set as a Radiologic Technologist and my future goal of becoming a Physician Assistant in providing quality patient care to all people regardless of race, gender, sex, creed, religion, or socio-economic status. • Awareness about cultural bias, stereotype, and generalization, and how they contribute to health disparity • Increase understanding of the relationship between culture, language and health and how it affects patient care. • Improve communication with patients: Be careful in interpreting facial expressions, they may lead you to misinterpret the patient’s feelings or to over- or underestimate the patient’s level of pain.
The stories people told were truly amazing and seem like once in a lifetime experience. In my time in Portland I would hope to experience as much as possible ranging from intensive care to surgery or whatever may come through the door. Being interested in the medical field I would like to get as much exposure to it as possible. I have been exposed to the EMS section but have yet to experience the daily routine of a surgeon or nurse, and with experiencing something like that I may find that to be the specific field I would be interested in when I reach hiring
The biggest takeaway I received from my NAR shadowing experience at Three Links was just how vital the staff who works with the residents truly are. If you would ask anyone if the staff at a medical facility is important, the answer would be yes. However, until you physically observe staff perform crucial tasks for their resident, one cannot truly comprehend the impact staff makes on residents. The staff at Three Links helps residents perform essential, everyday tasks such as feeding, bathing, and toileting. The staff not only provides personal care, but also acts as the resident’s family by forming strong relationships with residents.
When I arrived, I received a badge to be able to get through the building since it’s a locked unit, which means that you must have badge access to be able to get into the operating rooms or any areas that aren’t patient rooms. When I walked in the nurses were doing their daily huddle. That when they talk about how many surgeries they will have that day, and if they are missing any nurses or doctors. I got to meet all the nurses from both the post and pre-operative side. I had previously worked with a few of the nurses before at
Day two clinicals. This day went so much smoother. I had the same two patient as the day before and one got discharged and I got a new patient. I feel like my second day I had an amazing relationship with my one patient. I got her to eat a little more that day because I knew what to talk to her about. When people are happier they tend to eat more than being depressed. She really enjoyed my company. Since she had a stage 4 pressure ulcer, they got an air mattress bed. We had to move her out of her old bed onto this new bed. In which I was worried about because she was bed bound. We had more than enough people to help me accomplish this. I had about seven people help with this process. I am very grateful for all the help I receive for this. I got to help you mess with the
My partner Giovanna and I first went to a building downtown near Bayside. Where there is a lot happening from one place to another. This structure had thirty-nine floors and it was called the One Biscayne Tower. The elevators were super-fast and frightening. It felt as though we were riding the Tower of Terror at Disney. We rode the elevator about five times. Since there were a small amount of people getting on the elevator. We then had to choose another location to effectively complete the offense. We decided to go to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The time of day we went was around 3PM. There was a vast amount of observers therefore we were able to do the project successfully. We rode the elevator there about fourteen times on each side of the