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Health Academy-Amanda Watts

  1. 1. Health Academy Portfolio Fall 2010 AMANDA WATTS
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>I have been around health care for my whole life </li></ul><ul><li>My mom used to work at St. Francis hospital </li></ul><ul><li>When I was in 3 rd grade my dad had his accident and he has had nurses ever since watch him everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>My aunt has worked at both via christi hospitals and now works at the kansas spine hospital </li></ul><ul><li>And my other aunt also worked at the hospitals but is now retired. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Orientation Week <ul><li>We learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where to park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HYPPA laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to not get into trouble </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic overview of the class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteering at the hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We got tested for tuberculosis </li></ul><ul><li>We toured both St. Francis and St. Joseph Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Got our badges </li></ul>
  4. 4. Orientation Speakers <ul><li>Officer Greg Dick- Security </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Frangenberg- Education </li></ul><ul><li>Laurie Labarca- CEOO of Via Christi </li></ul><ul><li>Marie Wiseman- Handwashing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rotations Week 1 ~ General Surgery <ul><li>I went into this not really knowing what to expect. </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t really like this rotation very much </li></ul><ul><li>All I could do is hope that my other rotations were not like this one </li></ul><ul><li>I followed around Sister Rose the first day and Julie and Ray the second day </li></ul><ul><li>We just checked the patients medicine and made sure they didn’t need anything </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rotations Week 2 ~ OR <ul><li>This week I was in the operating room </li></ul><ul><li>I got to see how the DeVinci works </li></ul><ul><li>I liked this rotation but I don’t think I could ever do this </li></ul><ul><li>I sat in a chair and watched the surgeries one surgery took like 3 hours </li></ul><ul><li>While it was very interesting it also took forever and I was not fond of that </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rotation Week 3 ~ CATH LAB <ul><li>I really enjoyed this rotation </li></ul><ul><li>The nurses there were so nice and took the time to explain everything to me so I would know what was going on </li></ul><ul><li>The first day was really interesting as soon as I walked in the door they had a code blue coming up from ER. </li></ul><ul><li>The second day was rather boring I went with Ray and I saw a guy who was getting about to die and it was really sad they were going to send him to hospice </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rotation Week 4 ~ Labor and Delivery <ul><li>This was by far my favorite rotation so far </li></ul><ul><li>I got to see a c-section </li></ul><ul><li>They had a vaginal birth too but it was at the same time so I didn’t get to see it </li></ul><ul><li>The second day they didn’t have very much going on so I went to PCU which is where they admit the moms to be and see if they are ready to be admitted or if they should be sent home </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rotation Week 5 ~ MICU/CICU <ul><li>I learned a bunch of information from this rotation </li></ul><ul><li>I loved the nurses I worked with in this unit they were all so nice </li></ul><ul><li>This unit is definitely a emotional unit and because of that I don’t think I could be a nurse in this unit </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rotations Week 6 ~ Rehab <ul><li>I showed up way early to this rotation I didn’t know we had to be there at 1:15 instead I showed up at 12 like normal </li></ul><ul><li>I enjoyed the Speech therapy over Occupational and Physical therapy </li></ul><ul><li>I thought they were pretty interesting to learn about because speech and Occupational I had no idea what they were </li></ul>
  11. 11. Rotation 7 ~ ER <ul><li>I loved this rotation!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>My mentor that I was with was so much fun and he taught me a lot. He pretty much let me do what I want within reason. </li></ul><ul><li>I got to go in and see a Psych patient that wasn’t even his patient. </li></ul><ul><li>This however can be a very stressful job </li></ul><ul><li>I could potentially see myself working there </li></ul>
  12. 12. Rotation 8 ~ Respiratory Therapy <ul><li>I was on the phase of wanting to do this as a future job, after going on this rotation im pretty sure its not for me unless its in the ER </li></ul><ul><li>I was so slow and boring, I want to do something more fast paced and requires me to think a little more </li></ul><ul><li>All we did was walk around and give people breathing treatments </li></ul>
  13. 13. Rotation 9 ~ NICU <ul><li>This rotation was amazing!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>It was definitely one of my favorite rotations </li></ul><ul><li>I could see myself doing this as a future career </li></ul><ul><li>I loved being hands on with the babies </li></ul><ul><li>The first day I got to hold a little boy who had been born with some kind of disease he had transmitted from his uncle </li></ul><ul><li>The second day I held a different baby boy who was crying and the nurse was busy so she had me go get him then she preceeded to tell me I was good with children. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Rotation 10 ~ PICU <ul><li>This rotation was sooooo boring </li></ul><ul><li>The first day was absolutely boring I just sat in a chair and read charts </li></ul><ul><li>The second day I followed a nurse and just helped carry things </li></ul><ul><li>The nurse was nice but was getting annoyed from a patient so she was irritable </li></ul><ul><li>All and all im glad I don’t have another rotation there </li></ul>
  15. 15. Rotation 11 ~ Burn Unit <ul><li>This rotation was really interesting! </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t think I could do this though because seeing some of those burns would make me sick </li></ul><ul><li>It was cool to find out that my moms friend was the manager of the unit so I got to meet her. </li></ul><ul><li>I thought the burn book they had me look at the second day was interesting yet disgusting too! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Rotation 12 ~ 4SE (Cardiac) <ul><li>This week I only spent one day in the unit I was instructed to the wrong unit the first day but I enjoyed the one day I was there </li></ul><ul><li>I could not see myself doing this as my job however it is too stressful </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the people in this unit are in for cardiac reasons or stroke </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank You Cards
  18. 18. Thank You Cards
  19. 19. Mentor Forms <ul><li>These are what the nurses we follow fill out to tell us how good we are doing and if there was anything we could have done better </li></ul><ul><li>First the give their information </li></ul><ul><li>Second they answer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If we are properly dressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If we had a good attitude </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Speakers <ul><li>Meg Trump - Respriatory Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Bernadette Fetterolf - Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Bryant – Zoo Veterinary </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Summerhouse- Family Physician </li></ul><ul><li>- Radiology Technician </li></ul>
  21. 21. Handwashing and Hygene <ul><li>Our presentation consisted of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A skit about washing your hands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A song to sing while washing your hands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A poster about germs and how they can be on your hands even if you cant see them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And a black light showing the germs on their hands where they hadn’t washed them good enough </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Handwashing continued <ul><li>The purpose of this was to teach the less fortunate kids how to wash their hands and brush their teeth </li></ul><ul><li>The reason this helped was because a lot of the kids parents don’t reinforce this so they don’t think they have to, but this makes it fun for them and want to do it in the future. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Medical Terminology <ul><li>We had to take this class through Newman University </li></ul><ul><li>Basically the tests count as grades toward our health academy class </li></ul><ul><li>This is an online class </li></ul><ul><li>Each Exam/Test is over two chapters from our book </li></ul>
  24. 24. Schedule <ul><li>Monday: In the classroom usually doing our weekly work (Thank you cards, Bloging, Papers over the speech the week before) </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday: Rotations </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday: Rotations </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday: In the classroom either watching house or doing whatever work we need to catch up on or finish </li></ul><ul><li>Friday: Speaker usually at Newman University </li></ul>
  25. 25. References <ul><li>Vicki McAtee RN </li></ul><ul><li>Denise Clarke-Hang </li></ul>
  26. 26. Future Careers <ul><li>Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse </li></ul><ul><li>Labor and Delivery Nurse </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse Practitioner </li></ul>
  27. 27. Overview <ul><li>I definitely loved this class, I found it very informative. I am so glad I had this opportunity it also really helped in the decision making of what I want to do in the future. It even opened possible careers I hadn’t even thought about before this class. </li></ul>

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