observations from last week (with gifs!)
before i get too far behind let me catch up
no ER stories because i haven’t been in to work. that changes tomorrow hopefully!
From community clinicals (domestic violence shelter):
we met w/ about 7 ladies or so. i made the STUPID mistake of asking their names..smh..
they all looked nervous but they were willing to give their first names. i felt like a total idiot lol but i just smiled and went with it
we pretty much just had open discussion w/ them. some diff issues came up that a lot of us could relate to. most had to do w/ stress, insomnia, diet and nutrition, developing lactose intolerance and how to deal w/ it even with a love for cheese, how to get a little brother to stop eating because he was over 250lbs and not very tall or very old (ironically this kid was considered to be healthy by a physician and doesn’t even eat junk food! only healthy food! he’s eating so much though because he’s scared his mom will go back to jail and he will not have any food…so he is trying to store it all now.. Lord..=’( )
we also brought a yummy and healthy treat that every1 loved (except for the diabetic who had to pass, but we gave her an alternative..which was fruit..which idk if that was a good idea or not but my professor was there and she didn’t object lol )
next time we will go and take their family health history so we can talk about preventative care. i wonder if hte same women will be there. we didn’t know what to expect but really only two or so looked anything close to banged up. well 1..it wasn’t really noticeable..but another literally looked like a wounded animal..it made me wonder what she had gone through before finding her way here. my goodness
the neuro floor isn’t so bad. at least it wasn’t last week. considering that when i thought of ‘neuro’ i thought of a total care patient..my patient was so easy and low maintenance and independent
and so sweet! the only thing she needed help w/ was w/ a bed pan. and she barely peed. she had me talk to her daughter in law who is also a nurse so that i could remain encouraged. she said i’d make a great nurse. she was super sweet! my only freak out moment was after i found out that she had had C.Diff
and then she gave me a hug and touched my face…i was like
but in her records she was off of c.diff precautions (oh we have that? )
because it had not been active or w/e the word is (sorry) in 5 months..which is the limit..it had been exactly 5 months. i swamped my professor with questions because the last thing i want is c.diff. but then i realized how many times i had unknowingly come into contact with it in the ER (like w/ that first lady who passed away) and i fig i’d be ok.
so far so good (knock on wood)
now i’m studying for our first exam which will cover hematology/oncology
oh…i also missed my first class this semester. darn those mid-day naps!!! anyways. it wont’ happen again.