My typical day at work incorporates caring for about eight to ten patients on the orthopedic/general surgery unit. I would take vital signs and assist with any activities of daily living- from ambulations to feeding. Everyday I learn something new and different while working. Whether it is new equipment or new hospital protocols, there is always something to learn. My co-workers and I are very supportive of each other. We have a team dynamic in which, we all try out best to accomplish tasks together in a timely fashion. The hardest part of the job is being able to fulfill every patients' needs, especially when it is against doctor's orders or hospital policies. Conversely, the most enjoyable part of the job are the patients. Everyone comes in with a different story and diagnosis. Therefore, the communication with each patient is unique.