Always learning something new
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – October 25, 2016
Being a long term acute care hospital, I have seen a variety of patients from all walks of life requiring varying levels of care. I have learned how to provide and manage the care of patients with tracheotomies, on mechanical ventilation, high risk IV drug infusions, negative pressure wound therapy devices, central lines, and various stages of wounds. Most days are stressful, but I knew I could ask any one of my coworkers for assistance whenever it was needed. Personally, the hardest part of this job was dividing my time evenly among my patients. More complex patients require more time, and those who are more independent do not need my physical presence as often, however that does not mean they do not have similar psychosocial needs. I have enjoyed all of the patients and coworkers that have taught me so much - not just in the field of nursing but in life itself.