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Memo final

  1. 1. MEMOcenter3810To:Dr. Stephanie Quinn<br />From:Taylor Heninger<br />Date:March 12, 2011<br />Re:Interviews within Nursing<br />Professional #1, Natalie Heninger<br />Background<br />Natalie Heninger, my mother graduated from Sylvania Northview High School in 1979. After high school she enlisted in the Air National Guard, where she was trained as a surgical technologist. She worked in the clinic at the 180th Fighter Wing base.<br />Being in the Air National Guard, she was employed by the government and she worked on base in Toledo, Ohio. While having the job as a surgical technologist, she also had responsibilities to the base. She would have to doing the daily exercises as well as the trips to other countries.<br />Responsibilities of a surgical technologist are to assist with operations under the supervision of surgeons. A surgical technician is responsible for preparing the operating room by setting up the equipment and sterilizing tools that are needed for the operation.  They are also responsible for making sure all equipment is working properly which may involve the assembly of some materials.  They also prepare the patient for surgery by washing, shaving and disinfecting areas for operation.  In some instances they may also transport patient, observe vital signs, check charts and assist the surgical team in dressing themselves for the surgery.<br />My mother very much loved her job as a surgical technologist. She also loved the opportunity she had to travel and to serve her country. She saw her job as a vital position within the medical field. Her favorite part was watching interesting surgeries day after day. <br />Agency Background<br />The United States Air Force states their mission is to “fly, fight, win in air, space, and cyberspace.”<br />In 1907 the Army created the first base for the United States Air Force. During World War II, there was a major need for a force from the sky. The Air Force started as a part of the Army. As you see in the name the air force was strictly airplanes. After 40 years of operating under the Army, the Air Force became its own branch. When it became its own branch, the need for all other professions was created. So the Air Force became a very powerful force.<br />The United States Air Force and the reserves serve not only the United States, but also help around the world. The Air Force not only fights for the safety of the United States but also have helped in relief efforts after natural disasters as well as helps allies in war.<br />When people think of the air force they may only think of pilots. Roughly 3% of personnel in the air force are pilots. The other 97% of air force personnel have jobs in fields such as medical, computer technology, and combat. Since the army and air force are completely different branches, all jobs must be filled for all positions. Air force bases are comparable to small towns. So all the jobs it takes to make a community are filled by those in the air force. <br />Since the United States Air Force operates under the direction of the government, the Air Force receives all funding by the federal government. <br />Professional # 2, Dawn Soldner<br />Professional’s Background<br />Dawn Soldner went to The University of Toledo, for Nursing and was a registered nurse. She has worked at UTMC as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, as well as in the Burn Unit. She has worked at Toledo Hospital as a nurse in the Drug unit. Ms Soldner is currently a Medical Technology teacher at Sylvania Northview High School. She went back to school at the University of Toledo, to earn her masters in nursing and she is also working towards her master’s degree in education.<br />As stated above Ms. Soldner is currently employed by the Sylvania School District as the teacher for Medical Technology 1 and Healthcare Careers. Healthcare careers is an introduction into the field of healthcare. This course is to help students who may not know what they would like to major in for college. She then teaches Medical Technology 1 which is the first class offered in the Medical Career Pathway offered by the school. <br />In her curriculum she is to teach the students a First Responder course and a college level Medical Terminology. The First Responder course is comparable to EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician- Basic). Her course is two class periods in a row. Followed by an anatomy class. Ms. Soldner’s course was part of the Medical Career Pathway offered by Northview.<br />Ms. Soldner loves that she can combine her two favorite careers into one. She is able to teach the subject she is so passionate about. <br />Agency Background<br />“Sylvania Northview High School is dedicated to providing a respectful, caring, secure environment that empowers students with the analytical and creative skills and strategies necessary to be productive, life-long learners.”<br />Before 1961, there was only one high school serving the Sylvania area. In 1961, there was a split and another was built. The original was named Sylvania Northview serving the north side of Sylvania, and the other, Southview serving the southern portion of Sylvania. Sylvania Northview is located at 5403 Silica Drive.<br />Sylvania Northview serves as the high school to 1347 students and is a job to 86 teachers. These students come from the township and the city of Sylvania, as well as those who open enroll.<br />The services provided by the school include educational, social, physical, and nutritional growth. <br />Sylvania Northview is a public high school funded at the city, state, and federal level.<br />Comparison and Summary Impressions<br />Identify similarities and differences between practice settings<br />After interviewing both women, it hard to think of any similarities in their current practice settings. Other than the medical base of both of their jobs, their careers are very different.<br />My mother’s practice setting was very serious, and if any wrong moves were made the patient’s life could be altered. In Ms. Soldner’s setting, it is a little more relaxed and less stressful. <br />Observations, impressions and reflections<br />While interviewing these women, I realized that they absolutely love their careers in the medical field. They love to talk about their experiences whenever they are given the chance. <br />Learning experience from these interviews<br />Interviewing people in my interested field of work was very helpful. I was able to receive advice for earning good grades in school and see all of the different careers available in the field of nursing. <br />

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