Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Glimpse Of My OJT



I really enjoyed our OJT in the hospital. We've seen first hand how things really work inside the hospital by assisting and observing the proper nursing procedures. Each one of us was assigned to different patients in the hospital with different medical conditions ranging from simple fever, to severe heart conditions and a coma patient due to cerebral hemorrhage.

We also get to use what we've learned in school, especially the clinical skills, like getting the vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration rate and temperature) of the patient, bed bath, bed making, using  body mechanics, transferring of the patient, ROM (Range Of Motion) and a lot more. We were also taught the admission and discharge procedures.

I was first assigned to a patient suspected of having a dengue fever, but after some test, it turned out negative and was discharged after a few days. My second patient have a condition called a bilateral central peribronchial pneumonia, he is still in the hospital as I'm writing this post.

Aside from our own assigned patients, we're also allowed to assist and observe our fellow students with their patient, especially when their patient needs a bed bath, NGT feeding (to a coma patient), toileting i.e.. We have a check list of things that we have to accomplish by the end of our OJT, and should be signed by our clinical instructors and the nurse on duty.

To Ms. Silna Faniega (who's always been with us for the first 2 days of our OJT),  we just learned so much from you Ma'am, you just don't know how excellent of a teacher you are. Thank you, you are so amazing!

8 comments:

Jeremy Thomas said...

You are welcome Pepe. I just hope that you will never forget the true essence of a healthcare provider. Welcome to the world of Nursing!

Maria Silna said...

You are welcome Pepe,my pleasure is mine to teach and share my knowledge and expetise to the best i can...i am humbled by your appreciation.Thank you so much!

NFB said...

Hooray for you Pepe! The first two commenters make me tremble in awe of their authority in the field of nursing. Bow! They are icons in their own rights. Good luck for the rest of your stint in the hospital!

Pepe Cabrera said...

@Sir Tom & Ma'am Silna, thank you for visiting and commenting here on my blog post. I really appreciate it. You made my day!

@ NFB, yes they are awesome. Now go to my other post and comment there!

phoenixhon said...

Thanks pepe for the upload and the write up. now, you have a firm grasp on what is totally caring for an individual who is sick....

Pepe Cabrera said...

@ Phoenixhon,
Thanks for visiting and for your comment. See you on Friday!

Anonymous said...

hurray..... nice pepe kip it up... and to those people behind us, thank you very much also for giving us a precious knowledge speacialy in nursing skills... I will kip it in my mind that what Mr. Tom he said to us (we can make it) tnx and more power to TCI...
IM PROUD TO BE TCIEAN....

Pepe Cabrera said...

@ Anonymous, Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog post,I really appreciate it. Next time, instead of being anonymous, choose the NAME/URL. Thank you po!