Productive learning environment in a hospital setting
Emergency Department Volunteer (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – August 15, 2016
At Riverside Community Hospital, I assisted the emergency department response team with multiple tasks. Duties included cleaning patient care rooms, assisting the nursing staff with patients, and guiding family members to their loved ones in the emergency room. I worked with a team of one to four others on a daily basis as we all worked together to assist those in need. An obstacle I faced was when there were patients with mental and neurological problems. They were usually unresponsive from unknown reasons, or had done drugs and were agitated and violent. They were usually watched after by security guards, but there would be an occasional patient that would have an outburst. However, there were also positive outcomes from volunteering at the hospital. I learned a lot about myself as well as the hospital environment, and what it takes to be a nurse, doctor, or an emergency department team member. There are all types of positions in a hospital that create the entire environment, and it was wonderful to see the system work as a whole.
Giving back to the community and helping others in need, making a patient who is hurt smile, assisting those who need basic care
Not enough doctors to assist all the patients in the emergency room, slow response time, immediate care is selective