Interacted with patients in a group setting to observe behaviors and took notes accurately in orders to communicate their status to the medical specialists so recommended treatments and adjustments can be implemented.
You are the assistant director for ambulatory services. An attending physician complains, “The clerks are no good in this clinic, and neither is the director of nursing.” What do you say to him? Assume that the physician is an important customer.
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to experience some of the best and most difficult times of being a medical assistant. I have had hands on experience with patients of all different ages, races, religions, and personalities. These last few weeks have not only taught me patience, acceptance and boundaries of others, but I was able to learn more about myself as well. My externship experience has opened my eyes to the realities of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, physically and mentally, as well as the importance of family and friends. DePaul Medical Center and In Faith Psychological Services were the best locations I could have chosen for my first look into the life of a medical assistant.
In my time volunteering at the hospital, I hope to gain many different experiences. However, there are a few main ones: adaptation through enrichment and dependability. First of all, I want to get to know and adapt to the environment of the hospital and learn how different processes work. This is a crucial part of being in the atmosphere of a clinic. Also, the experiences that I will have at the hospital will help me to understand the routines and entailments of the career I would like to pursue. I hope to become a Physician’s Assistant in the future and this will be the best way to know if it is the right position for me. This enrichment of my understanding will help guide my passion for this career path and hopefully strengthen it.
I asked him a question if he had to ever deal with a patient that made his job harder for him he explained “an elderly lady who was in immense pain and would not cooperate with the staff even when she was told the therapy will do wonders for her. I talked her through the procedure, asking her about her children, grandchildren and even her garden! 45 minutes went by in a whiz and the procedure was over already” (“Salgado”). It was very smart of him to distract her so they could go through the therapy smoothly because after all the main priority for and medical job is good health. Another question I asked was if during therapy was his observing skills quick to tell what was wrong with the patient and if he learned from it he gave feedback “I believe that every observation is education in itself. While I may not be able to provide you with just one incident, I can tell you that whatever I have learned this far has been from observation mostly” (“Salgado”). You must have really good observation skills and always be aware of many things when you are a physical therapist assistant. I learned quite a few things from this
University Hospital is a well known hospital with a level 1 trauma treatment center for the tri-county area of a northwestern state, the hospital enjoys the fact they are known for their promising reputation among healthcare professionals and the public they serve. Jan Adams is an OR supervisor that has been working there for ten years, as a professional she makes surgeons follow protocol as required and enjoys working with trauma patients. One Friday night, which is the busiest day of the week for the trauma department; the unit was notified that a helicopter was on its way with a 42 year old man who had been in a car accident. Shortly after the patient arrived to the trauma center, the resident and other medical staff noted that he was in very bad physical conditions, needed immediate surgery or otherwise he was going to die. The issue was that the on call surgeon had to be present during the surgery and had not yet arrived, but regardless of the matter and protocol they proceeded with medically treating the patient immediately. The concern is that in doing so they violated medical procedures and put the patients safety at risk, this lead to a long list of ethical issues for example, patient well-being, impaired healthcare professional, adherence to professional codes of ethical conduct, adherence to the organization’s mission statement, ethical standards, and values statements, management’s role and responsibility, failure
On Friday, November 20, 2015, Investigator Clyde Wheat and I met with Nursing Manger John Wagoner and Lead Charger Nurse Rachel Tarpley on Division 8900, in regards to medication missing from the narcotic lockbox, located inside the 8900 Oncology Pyxis West Room. Wagoner stated the medication was stored in the lockbox Monday, September 21, 2015, at approximately 2345 hours. The medication belonged to Patient Ieremia Fualau. The medication contained approximately sixteen (16) Oxycodone and (17) OxyContin.
The assignment this week is to discuss pressing issues in our practice not yet discussed. This came at a perfect time for me, as I struggle with this issue almost on a daily basis. We all as professionals are aware that while working as a team in our practices, a good medical assistant can make you or break you. Medical assistants (MA) have an important role with-in the setting and in my office we have several that are fully competent, have been with our office for long lengths of time, and have some further education exceeding the minimal MA training required. Then, we have the handful of MA’s that can’t function without direct supervision constantly and even then at times things are completed in accurately, causing more work for the rest of the team, including myself.
The duties I complete as a medical assistant give me a unique opportunity to learn and be immersed in medicine as a member of practice’s health care team. I take every opportunity I get to shadow Dr. Bell and take the time to actively learn from him. He continuously goes out of his way to utilize teachable moments to help me learn more about medicine and the factors surrounding it, such as the complex relationship between insurance providers and healthcare professionals. He is always receptive of any questions I may have about exams, procedures, and treatments and routinely asks my
He had shown me around the Catheterization Lab and let me observe many procedures that he performed. During his clinical visits I was able to speak with patients and ask questions as to why they would not take his advice even if it was beneficial to their
In the 4 years of participating in the Health Care Scholars Professions Program Friday the 10th was the most intriguing experience I had. I was given the opportunity to meet Ms. Charity Baip a Pathology Assistant in the Anatomic Pathology department. It was really pleasant meeting and speaking to Ms. Charity Baip. She is one of the most delightful, engaging, and friendly health care professional that I have had the pleasure to interact with. Upon arriving Ms. Charity Baip introduced be to a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. She willingly answered my questions and gave me a tour of the department. She also managed to make the conversation informative likewise enjoyable.
For my clinicals at Plastics and Hand Surgical Associates last Tuesday I was able to perform a variety of tasks and meet another one of the other working physicians. The tasks I performed were the following: taking patient 's BP, filling syringes with Botox, filling a syringe with a combination of different medications for arthritis, filling syringes for a few trigger fingers and I was able to bring a sample down to pathology and have it biopsied.