I am 28 years old, married to my husband Matt, and I have wanted to become a dental hygienist for a few years now. At the age of 18, I started working as an instrument sterilizer at an orthodontist office in 2006. After a few months my employer gave me the opportunity of furthering my career by sending me to the Maryland State Dental Association in Maryland. I took a few classes and gained my radiology and my expanded functions certification. I was trained to take panoramic and cephalometric x-rays.
Through this task, I definitely learn a valuable skill and enhance my medical knowledge which would be beneficial for my professional career especially if I become a hospital pharmacy intern. It was also a good chance for me to have a chat with pharmacists in Ipswich hospital to learn more about a life of a clinical pharmacist. 2. What are some big obstacles you have had to overcome to get to where you are today? How did you overcome them?
At first it was confusing because she talked a lot about Essentrics first and kept saying she would explain it later on in the book. She was hyping the Essentrics program a lot in the beginning saying how thirty minutes a day can help pain, slow aging, heal injuries and so on. After reading the first couple of pages, the book was getting repetitive and I wanted to know what the thirty minutes exercise were already. On the other hand the hype of Essentrics was actually worthy because that was her hook in the book. Reading the first couple of pages in the first chapter was interesting and deep explaining in a cellular level how our bodies work.
Then, that was when I became curious and interested in the dental field. When I was applying for colleges, I kept in mind that I wanted to become a dentist. And, even since I came to the United States and visited the dentist the experience kept me interested. In my second semester I took my first introduction to dental hygiene, I have learned a clearer understanding of what a dental hygienist does and the key difference between a dentist. And also last month I had the opportunity to shadow a second year student working her patient Barbra.
Evolution from Novice to a Beginning Professional Nurse Looking back when I started my nursing school, I can proudly say that I have evolved both physically and psychologically. I was not sure if nursing was the right choice for me at first because I had difficulties interacting with people outside my family circle. The first semester was challenging for me because I did not know how to interact with my class mates and felt isolated each time there is a class activity. I joined a study group later that semester and it has been an excitement ever since.
When I was in charge in the dialysis unit. I always ask my colleague to give their preference regards the patient ratio. The ratio was 3 to 2 dialysis patients where some nurse always wanted to have 2 patients. This created conflicting issues between all of us, as I have to go back to the previous schedule
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. A non-therapeutic bias I've come to realize is that instead of talking to the patient, I communicated to the nurse instead.
“Chiquita, I believe in you and you will do fabulous.” “Okay Ginny, you are right but it has been two and half years since I have demonstrated bed side nursing.” Ginny instructed to level the bed to be able to conduct a head to toe assessment. “What were the reasons you chose to become a Trauma Nurse?”
Thankfully, my father recovered well, but he suffered and his hospital stay was prolonged as a result of a preventable error. It was then and there that I realized the capabilities of pharmacists in the healthcare team, in this specific incident, through preventing drug – related problems. After this experience I took it upon myself to fulfill my potentials and contribute to the provision of the best possible healthcare to my patients. One of the courses that I highly enjoyed during my undergraduate
Description: Prior to shadowing a physician at a community health clinic, I had the chance to observe one of the clinic’s physician’s assistants for a day. Victoria, the PA, met with both existing and new patients, which helped expose me to different aspects of her practice. Her appointments included assessing a chronic thyroid condition, following up on previous treatments, and a full physical. I also had the chance to attend the clinic’s monthly staff meeting where a representative from the health department gave a presentation on a smoking cessation program.
Hello Karyl, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I agree with your ideas. For your first note, Lia truly had so many medications to take everyday. Maybe at that time, the physicians considered little about drug interaction and medication compliance, what they mainly focus was the indication for each drug. They did not obey some parts of the philosophy of practice for healthcare providers.
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.
For over fifteen years I have enjoyed being an LPN. Working in nursing homes taught me to how to patience and how to use my knowledge to help my patients to the best of my ability. My time as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation nurse helped me to appreciate the courage it takes to admit to a problem, ask for help and the strength it takes to work to get better. Working in a hospital taught me to how to work in a fast paced setting while keeping my sanity intact.
I was exposed to the world of medicine from a very young age. My mother, sister, and grandmother all had careers in the field. I was always the selected person to help them study for a quiz, practice a procedure on, and to hear about their stories from work. Their careers seemed fascinating. I knew then that my career was destined to be in medicine.
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. Her working