Growing up I was always exposed to the medical field because my mom worked in the emergency department in the local hospital. When I graduated high school, I got a job working in the construction field making a great salary, for as young as I was. Because of this, I continued to work in this field for the next eleven years. It wasn’t until I was 29 years old when I got laid off of my construction job and my whole world came crashing down on me. I moped around for a month but quickly realized that this is now my time to pursue my dream of becoming a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). That next summer I enrolled at Aims Community College in
While attending both GMU and NVCC I have been working close to or at full time. This has not only had the impact of me needing to balance my time between the two, but also taught me the value of finding real world applications for the knowledge that I’ve attained. While working at my current job at Trader Joe’s, I have been able to use knowledge that I’ve learned in both my general education and degree specific classes to make me a better employee and trainer. After having worked on a research paper about a plant of our own choosing (I choose apples) and how it related to humanity and what its history with us was, I was able to take both take both my new knowledge of apples and ciders and help people at work make more informed purchases. My education classes have also given me several skills in teaching people how to do new tasks and learn new information and I’ve been able to better teach our new and current employees about new ways we’re doing stuff in our stores and the items that we sell.
Have you ever wondered why you couldn’t take a class at school that truly interests you, such as learning about the culinary arts or discovering the ins and outs of being an emergency medical technician? Vocational education is an option that is becoming increasingly popular for students seeking a wider variety of class choices. Sometimes, when people hear the words “vocational education,” a negative image pops into their minds. Many people believe that vocational education is primarily offered to non-college bound students, dropouts, or students with special needs. What people don’t realize is that vocational education can give students the opportunity to improve their employability skills, become informed about different career options, and learn helpful skills they can use throughout the rest of their lives even before going to college and being released into the real world. Therefore, I believe that vocational education should be offered to students.
Born March 19,1848 Wyatt Earp, was one of the most iconic lawmen of the American frontier. He worked as a sheriff to help subdue the wild trend of cowboys that enveloped the western frontier. Taking part in one of the most extreme gun battles in American history, Earp took a stand against deranged cowboys at the O.K Corral In Tombstone, Arizona. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.
This has happened to me, I was in my junior year of high school and I wanted a job at a tire shop, but I did not get hired. I did not get hired because the highest academic education I had was three years into high school, which was junior year. Although I knew how to use the tire shop’s equipment and tools and also knew how to change tires, rims, and how to check the tire pressure. During high school I was street smart about cars and knew a lot about cars.
The nurse is challenged with the care of patients over a lifespan. Each stage of life brings its own physical and emotional changes which directs the care needs. The care needs of the pediatric patient will be much different from the needs of the geriatric population. The geriatric population has very specific needs which has prompted the government to establish the Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. The QAPI provides the framework for nursing facilities to develop and implement changes which address deficiencies the facility was found to have. Also, the QAPI program requires practices and policy be put in place to monitor care of the residents. The purpose of this paper is to list some of the changes the elderly go through as they age, and demonstrate these changes in a quality improvement project. After review of literature, I will discuss the challenges, barriers, and solutions as related to quality improvement. Lastly, I will discuss the quality of care for the geriatric in the future.
Falls are a major cause of injury and death in the frail older population with Alzheimer’s disease. Residents in the long-term care settings experience falls for many reasons and are likely to endure injuries more than those in other settings. Preventing falls in this setting posed significant challenge, many have cognitive problems, aged related changes, chronic medical conditions, medication effects, and physical limitations requiring dedicated interdisciplinary efforts (Vance, 2011).
As a hospital, quality care should be a priority for patients that are going to be treated for a sickness, or any type of procedure that is going to take place. A lot of times a patient gets an infection while they were at the hospital, on top of being treated for what they original came in for. Health facilities should be environments of healing, which they are, but they also have tons of various types of germs and infections, which grasp onto individuals that have weak immune systems/are sick. Some infections that are at hospitals are Tuberculosis, VRE, VAP, C-Diff, UTI, and MRSA. Preventive measures to stop the spread of the infections is lacking tremendously in the work and aim to provide safety for all patient’s health. The work
After the interview with my nurse manager, I came up with the PICO question which states: “Does the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system reduce the number of medication errors compared to the common paper system being used today?” This question is important and I selected it because the population that the Belvoir Community hospital serves includes army officers of all ages both active and retired including their spouses and children. This group includes two sub groups of highly vulnerable persons which include the very young and the very old, who have a high-risk effect for medication errors because the potential adverse drug event is three times greater than an adult hospitalized patient (Levine et al., 2001). CPOE is not a panacea, but it does represent an effective tool for bringing real-time, evidence-based decision support to physicians. Nurses are the last defense level of protection against medication errors, and are solely responsible for the dispensing, administering, and monitoring of medications. In healthcare, computers can be used to help facilitate clear and accurate communication between health care professionals. When using a CPOE system it allows physicians to type in prescriptions right into the device or computer which significantly lessens any mistakes that can occur when
After graduation my ideal plan would be to go into an industry career. I want to get into an engineering-related job first to provide myself with some experience in that aspect of the field. I want to be selective in choosing the company that I begin my career with. I want to ensure that the company that I choose has a program related that aids in helping their employees get advanced degrees. During my first year in my career I want
The Utilization Management Program of the Naval Hospital Guam facility is one which is designed to ensure that high quality, cost efficient health care is delivered to all members of the community. The Utilization Management Division is responsible for implementing a Utilization Management Plan which will monitor the appropriate usage of the health care facilities, services and its resources. These services may include utilization reviews, case management, discharge planning and outcome-based evaluations. The Utilization Management Program is completely planned and put into action by this division. It is also responsible for coordinating and monitoring access to care, developing programs, and evaluating
iConsultant is committed to implementing appropriate quality management systems and processes to enable the delivery of the highest practicable quality products and services. Dyson Limited engaged iConsultant to strategize a total quality transformation for the company to overcome its current quality challenges and hone its competitiveness in the world market.
I have successfully earned a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from SUNY, University at Buffalo in September 2013, which opened avenues for me and led me to my first full-time job. Since graduation, I’ve been on a ceaseless path of learning from working as a Quality Engineer for a small manufacturing company called HDM Hydraulics to where I am now as an R&D Quality Engineer for New Product Development at Medtronic. My academic pursuits continued even after starting
I have literally known what I want to be since I was a toddler. Of course, as a three-year old putting together Legos, I could not have verbalized that I want to be a mechanical engineer. However, it was at that time that I began to develop and use the skills that I will need for my desired career. I began to consider how parts went together and the different components necessary to build and sustain various systems. Part of the inspiration was the simple fun that I had while putting together these small toys, but part of my inspiration was my father. He was a maintenance turn-around coordinator at an oil refinery, which led to my own desire to work as a mechanical engineer in a refinery one day. As I grew older, my interest in mechanical engineering remained constant, though I expanded my interest beyond the oil refineries. In fact, after attending a pre-college program, Jackling Introduction to Engineering, offered by Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri in the summer of 2011, I realized that engineering was the perfect way to exercise my curiosity and inventiveness in a constructive and productive manner.