Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Orienting around the hospitalI'm getting some orientation in other units so that I can float during my break from school. I went to ATU and med-surg and bariatrics so far.
Med-surg was so boring, and I had to keep asking for things to do. I felt like an albatross around the neck of the poor lady I had to shadow becuase she really didn't have much to do. By the time the shift was over we had gone from 5 patients to 2 patients because they were discharging to home left and right. One of the remaining patients was in surgery, so there was really nothing to do. I helped out everyone else. They probably think I'm awesome but I just hated doing nothing at all.
ATU and Baritric were much more interesting. I like the idea of getting to try out different areas in the hospital. It might help me settle on where I'd like to be when I graduate. I will go to the joint center tomorrow, then my regular shift in the CCU on Friday.
No really interesting stories from today, unfortunately. The patients I met were nice - three of them were recovering from laminectomies (sp?). I took a lot of vital signs. I met an 87 year-old man who had been married to his wife for 67 years. They were both in very good shape, although he was recovering from pneumonia.
At least I kept busy.
Posted by HypnoKitten at 6:09 PM