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Internship overview

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  1. 1. Clemson-Seneca Pediatrics Internship
  2. 2. Locations Clemson Office 208 Frontage Road, Suit 1 Clemson, SC 29631 Phone: (864) 654-6034 Fax: (864) 654-0342 Seneca Office 207 Main Street Seneca, SC 29678 Phone: (864) 888-4222 Fax: (864) 888-0023
  3. 3. Clemson Pediatrics
  4. 4. Clemson Pediatrics The Clemson office is set up with 6 patient rooms, 2 work up/procedure rooms, and the nurse and lab area in the center. Each patient room resembles the one pictured. Lab Area Nurse’s Station Patient Room
  5. 5. Heal compassionately. Teach innovatively. Improve constantly. As a multi-physician, multi-office pediatric group, Clemson- Seneca Pediatrics is dedicated to advancing the care of children and promoting healthy families. We provide quality pediatric care to infants, children and adolescents from birth through the college years. Our basic philosophy is that nurturing and caring for children demands a trusting partnership between physician and parent (GHS Children’s Hospital, 2015).
  6. 6. Providers • Antoinette Bannister, MD • Lorraine Bruce, MD • Jordan Dean, MD • Atieno Regwar, MD • Beth Dickerson, NP
  7. 7. As an intern at Clemson-Seneca Pediatrics, I worked aside the nurses and doctors to complete patient work-ups, input patient information into Horizon Ambulatory Care system (HAC), complete required documentation, and assisted in completing daily tasks (restock supplies, clean rooms, etc.).
  8. 8. Patient Work-Up When preparing a patient to see a doctor I. . . – called the patient and guardian back to a room – asked questions pertaining to the reason for the visit • Well Child Checks have questions based on the age of the child (see slide. . .) – measured height – measured weight – completed blood pressure reading – obtained temperature and pulse/oxygen rate if required for the visit
  9. 9. Me measuring the height of a patient. Me taking the weight of a patient.
  10. 10. Me taking the blood pressure of a patient. Me taking the temperature of a patient.
  11. 11. For a infant or child who is unable to stand alone, one measures their length. This is completed by lying the patient on the examination table and making a mark at the patients top of head and stretching their legs out to mark at the bottom of their heel. I asked the parent/guardian to pick the young child up and I would use a tape measure to measure the distance between the two marks as demonstrated in this picture.
  12. 12. Well Child Check Well child checks are required for children to asses their development and growth. Developmental, social, diet, and activity questions are asked based on patient age. A routine eye and hearing examination is completed starting at the age of 4 and every other year after.
  13. 13. Urine Culture For a routine well child check, a patient (potty trained) is asked to collect a urine sample. We use a urine dipstick to acquire readings for glucose, bilirubin, ketones, specific gravity, blood, pH, protein, urobilinogen, nitrites, and leukocytes. The pictures show me preparing a dip stick by covering the stick with patient urine and reading it.
  14. 14. Hemoglobin Starting at the age of 1, patient hemoglobin is tested in order to measure the amount of iron in the patient’s blood circulation. This requires a finger prick in order to obtain a sample of blood. A reading of over 10 is required. The picture shows me preparing baskets with the materials used for obtaining a hemoglobin (blood) sample. Lead A lead screen is completed on patients at ages 1 and 2. This requires a finger prick in order to obtain s sample of blood. In the picture I am preparing baskets of materials needed for hemoglobin and lead testing.
  15. 15. Projects Care Plans I was given the responsibility of preparation, organization, and distribution of care plans. Care Plans are provided to patients and their parents/guardians who have been prescribed medication for an ADHD diagnosis, asthma diagnosis, and at risk or diagnosis of obesity. A Care Plan is a form that is filled out by the patient if of legal age or the parent/guardian explaining medication, desired goals and plans to accomplish the goals, further evaluation, and additional resources and treatment strategies. Flu Vaccination Informational Display I prepared an informational display board regarding flu vaccination. The board was developed with the intent to increase patient and guardian knowledge on the severity of the virus and preventative measures available. Vaccine Information Originals Binder I prepared a binder that consist of vaccine information sheet originals used for making copies. I used the Center for Disease Control website to obtain updated vaccine information sheets. These sheets are provided to parents and guardians when their child receive a vaccination.
  16. 16. Care PlansADHA Care Plan Form Obesity Care Plan Form
  17. 17. Care Plans Asthma Care Plan Form
  18. 18. Flu Vaccination Informational Display
  19. 19. Vaccine Information Originals Binder The pictures show the binder I composed and an example of a vaccine information sheet.
  20. 20. I assisted in preparing patient vaccinations for administration by the nurses. This picture shows me preparing vaccinations for an infant.
  21. 21. I was able to become familiar with the state immunization registry site as I worked to input patient shot records both historical and administered while I was at the office. The picture shows me inputting a new patient’s shot records into the registry.
  22. 22. I had an exceptional learning experience interning at Clemson Pediatrics that provided me with the opportunities to. . . • increase and improve nursing techniques. • learn about the daily operations of a healthcare facility. • form relationships with and learn from healthcare professionals. • confirm my decision to pursue further graduate studies in pediatrics.