Depending on the assignment,I take care patients with a variety of conditions, common amongst them;
Physical disabilities-ROM exercises...
Altered breathing-vents,suctioning, repositioning ,CPAP...
Tube feeding-residual feeding, assessment.
Altered feeding-assessment and enema as ordered prn
I learn not to talk back as much as possible especially to patients,family members and significant others
Management involves scheduling of Doctor's visits and immunizations, collection of specimens for laboratory tests,placement of doctors' orders, cross checking medications with doctors orders and providing collaborative care other team members.
I have a cordial relationship with all my co-workers
My greatest challenge has been to start an IV line;thank God another nurse was there and did it smoothly.However, I don't have any other problem with IV therapy.
I really feel empowered after I teach a procedure and the nurse, patient or family member re-demonstrates it correctly.Some of the common lessons include,vents,suctioning,cpap,tube feeding and catheterization.