great day! its my 2 days straight off from my duty at Infectious Disease and Isolation Ward, commonly known as (IIW) =).
i would just like to share some insights since this was my first hospital ward since i got the privilege to practice nursing haha.. most of the FIRST things happened at IIW.. suctioning, ngt feeding, immediate iv insertion, q15 minutes vital signs monitoring, changing of oxygen tank (the big and heavy tank!) did CPR for the first time, experienced "losing" a patient for the first time!gosh.. this was really a huge bunch of actual hands-on learning experience.
it was really a challenge for me since IIW is considered as a special area because we have to wear labgowns and N95 mask. Our patients suffer PTB and knowing the basics about the illness is a must! not only the disease process but including the medications, interview guidelines and the SOP that we have to follow and adhere.
the stay and duty at the ward is exceptional. just the right atmosphere for the usual duty day. I mean, with mam ginky around to answer my questions, (thank you so much mam ginky!), pareng eli to help me with iv insertionsss haha , pareng jeawil to keep the duty cool and light...=)
to our NODs, mam emma, mam anna, sir mario, sir albert, sir mark, mam weng..NAs sir sergio and kuya eddie, thank you po!
DJNRMH made me realize what i really want, made me know what i really want. i want to stay..
stay practicing the profession, stay optimistic, stay jolly, to stay and give my best at where i am right now.
im a little sad that there is only 3 duty days left for me this Nov at IIW, it is where i felt the recognition and appreciation of a job well done. seriously, if asked if i would like to be retained in IIW, (and i was asked about it..=) ) its a YES..yes na yes haha
one instance that happened lately and i really will not forget it,..
i was asking for help from mam ginky to update the kardex when suddenly i realized that our NOD was observing us and with a sweet smile he said, "sana hindi mawala yung passion nyo na ganyan"..=)
ill take pics before duty ends at IIW..=) take care reader!=)
December sched go go go na..haha
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
and this is it!
my blog for the past month where i was assigned at the Vital signs station at the OPD of DRJNRMH.
behind the mask is heart that cares,
behind the mask is a hand that helps,
behind the mask is a SMILE.
true enough that nurses and other medical personnel often use mask to protect them and to keep them away from infection. However, behind those blue or green piece of cloth lies an angel on training--nurses..naks haha
i enjoyed my stay at the VS station, we are the ones, "privileged" to refer patients to ER. i enjoyed that! pushing patients on wheelchair on i think 25 meter rough way, may it be a pregnant mother who is experiencing pre-eclampsia, a man who feels dizzy and nauseated, a pediatric patient who has a fever above 39 degrees, or specially, someone who has difficulty breathing. can you picture out what we do everyday? haha thanks to my co- volunteers mai, paulo, amphie.(ate amphie hehe) we worked as a team, and did a great a job, lessened the errors of the previous batch and making change to be passed to the next ones.
this is it, the hospital setting i have been waiting and wanting for, for months. i promise myself to make the most out of it,do the things that has to be done, greet everybody and most of all learn and apply the theories and lectures! syempre, enjoy the duties! woohoo..=)
thanks to sir edwin, sir val, mam candy and to my batchmates at OPD this October..see you around guys!!
i was rotated at Infectious and Isolation Ward this November, next blog coming in...=) keep safe reader!