Respected and busy Acute Care Hospital
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Sewickley, PA – November 17, 2015
The day starts with a fast-paced work environment. With 4-5 patients on daylight, after report and labs/tests checked, you begin with the most acute patient and start your patient Identification, assessment, (appropriate actions taken for adverse assessment findings) wound dressings, medications, implementation of Dr. orders, testing needed, therapy schedule, patient well informed/education, comfort level and other needs. Repeat for all patients, then start positional transferring of patients to diverse areas of hospital per orders. I do a once through again on patients, I see if any of my co-workers need my assistance, then I start my computer charting. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing my patients get discharged home. Such an exciting day for them! The hardest part is the acutely ill patients, and the sadness felt for them and their family. I can honestly say some of my co-workers and I have formed an everlasting bond and have remained friends although I no longer work for SVH. I learned so much from my co-workers and will always be grateful for their years of support.