Taking vitals Blood Pressure Respirations Heart Rate Weight/ Height Temperature EKG Discussing problems with patients Chaperoning doctors during pap smears and breast exams Educating patients on tests Urine cups Stool cards Taking medicines Filling pill planners
Lab Work Urinalysis Urine Culture Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Screening Micro Influenza A and B testing Drawing insulin for patients with Diabetes Mellitus I Making stock medications Organizing the stock room Assembling a bariatric scale Designing bulletin boards Office work Chartering referrals Ordering supplies Making appointments Calling for consult notes and reports
SOME of the lessons I learned this summer:
No matter where you go, you can’t hide the accent
You can learn a lot about a person from their urine.
You can’t please everyone... Even if you stay on hold over thirty minutes.
People that value others… are themselves invaluable.
isn’t going to get you very far. Knowing only one language…
“The lion is the only one in the jungle who gets to eat fresh meat every day.”
I became a member of a new family My SOME family