After I received report from the night shift, I go to each resident room to make sure that they are doing fine. I then start morning assessments including taking vital signs and record the values in the electronic medication system. I dispensed the medications and treatments as ordered making sure to alert the physicians for any unwanted effects. I assist the physicians with examinations, work on admission or discharge paperwork.
I learned how to put the skills acquired from clinical into practice, such as performing sterile dressing change, dispensing medications on a double lumen PICC line.
The hardest part of nursing to me is when I cannot solve someone's problem. For instance when pain medication is ineffective and no alternative treatment works.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when the treatments and/or medications dispensed resolve the resident health issues and that I can see that the care provided is really helpful.
Management there, while autocratic in delegating tasks, is also democratic, inviting and accepting staff ideas. By doing that, managers encourage total participation of all staff members and make them feel that their input in the management of resident health care matters..
Our common goal is to provide excellent care to our residents. To reach this goal, my co-workers and I we operate in a team atmosphere where each one of us can bring our part for the betterment of our residents.