St. Gianna Catholic Health Academy Nicole Walden
Orientation Week <ul><li>St. Francis and St. Joseph Hospitals: Campus Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Security informed us about p...
St. Gianna Blogs <ul><li>Each week we all went on various rotations at either St. Francis or St. Joseph Hospital. </li></u...
Week 1: St. Joe NICU <ul><li>“ My first week of rotations I went to the NICU at St. Joe.  My first day I observed a nurse ...
Week 3: St. Joe Radiology <ul><li>“ My third week of rotations I went to radiology at St. Joe.  This has been my favorite ...
Week 9: St. Francis ER <ul><li>“ This week I went on rotations to the ER.  It was so cool!  The first day was not as excit...
Week 10: St. Francis Pediatrics <ul><li>“ This week I went to the Pediatrics unit at St. Francis hospital.  I really enjoy...
Week 11: St. Francis CICU <ul><li>“ This week in rotations I was in CICU in St. Francis.  I followed a nurse named Terri. ...
Thank You Letters <ul><li>After each rotation, the students wrote thank you letters to our mentors from the unit we observ...
Hand-made  Cards
 
 
 
 
Professional Thank You Letters
 
 
<ul><li>April 22, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>ATTN: Heart Cath Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Tammy Unruh </li></ul><ul><li>St. Francis ...
<ul><li>February 18, 2010  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>ATTN: 5SE  </li></ul><ul><li>Barb Bogner  </li></ul><ul>...
Mentor Forms <ul><li>Neonatal Intensive  Care Unit </li></ul>
<ul><li>Emergency Room St. Francis Hospital </li></ul>
Heart Cath Lab
CICU
<ul><li>Rehab Services  St. Francis Hospital </li></ul>
Cover  Letter
Resume
References
Career List Project <ul><li>This project each student picked five careers they were interested in and researched them. </l...
Hand Washing and Hygiene Presentations <ul><li>In groups of five, we went to Holy Cross Lutheran and St. Margaret Mary ele...
Professional Lectures <ul><li>Every Friday we traveled to Newman University to hear healthcare professionals discuss their...
Cadaver Lab <ul><li>We got the opportunity to attend the Cadaver Lab at Newman University.  The professor explained what t...
Zoo Trip <ul><li>We went to the Sedgwick County Zoo to assess the animals.  We checked the heartbeat and lungs of horses, ...
Final Reflection <ul><li>Health Academy was an experience I will never forget. We were given many wonderful opportunities ...
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  1. 1. St. Gianna Catholic Health Academy Nicole Walden
  2. 2. Orientation Week <ul><li>St. Francis and St. Joseph Hospitals: Campus Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Security informed us about parking and wearing our badges. </li></ul><ul><li>All the students were required to get a Tuberculosis shot. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Clarke-Hang explained the Hand Washing and Hygiene Presentations we performed in Elementary Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation at Newman University for Medical Terminology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We discussed receiving college credit for this course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We were told how to use blackboard and submit online tests. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. St. Gianna Blogs <ul><li>Each week we all went on various rotations at either St. Francis or St. Joseph Hospital. </li></ul><ul><li>After each experience, we blogged about everything we saw and what we learned. We then commented on two other student’s blogs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Week 1: St. Joe NICU <ul><li>“ My first week of rotations I went to the NICU at St. Joe.  My first day I observed a nurse perform the regular afternoon schedules for three different babies.  She was very good at explaining everything she was doing and what the monitors and other equipment did.  She changed their linens, fed them, and monitored vital signs and levels of nutrients.  It was interesting that they only allow contact with the babies at certain times throughout the day. The second day I was with another nurse who also had three babies.  One was born with dislocated hips and had to wear a brace.  This patient was hard to work with because she was not very mobile and the brace had to be taken on and off.  She later received an ultrasound.  The other two babies underwent the same routines I witnessed my first day.  Before I was assigned to a nurse, I saw a baby having a lot of trouble.  I was not allowed in the room, but I watched from the hall.  I couldn't tell much of what they were doing, but I saw them thump the bottom of his foot to stimulate him.  I later learned that one of the procedures done was a spinal tap.  It was exciting to watch but sad at the same time.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Week 3: St. Joe Radiology <ul><li>“ My third week of rotations I went to radiology at St. Joe.  This has been my favorite so far.  I got to see a variety of different procedures.  The first day was not as busy as the second day.  I got to look at pictures of different X-rays and got a tour of the facilities.  I saw pictures of barium proceeding through the digestive tract.  I followed Jaime around all of the first day.  We also went to SICU to do a portable chest X-ray.  It was a very interesting day. The second day I got to watch more invasive X-ray procedures along with some ordinary pictures.  I saw a few chest and abdomen X-rays but the most interesting procedure was a voiding-cystogram.  They injected dye from a catheter to see a picture of the patient's uterus and fallopian tubes.  They were looking for a reason for infertility.  It was very interesting procedure and I was glad the patient was comfortable enough to let me watch.  I learned a lot this rotation!” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Week 9: St. Francis ER <ul><li>“ This week I went on rotations to the ER.  It was so cool!  The first day was not as exciting as the second day, but it was still somewhat eventful.  I got to see two different CT scans and got a tour of the ER.  The second day I got to see another CT scan and then a trauma came in.  The patient had side swiped a car and ran his vehicle into a house.  He was very combative and had to be restrained.  He was thought to be bipolar or under the influence of narcotics.  My nurse and I left half way through his head-to-toe exam to go see a helicopter come in.  It was transporting a patient who had also been in a car wreck.  It was interesting to see the air/ground dispatch room.  I loved the atmosphere of the ER and how there was such a variety of patients.  This is my favorite rotation so far.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Week 10: St. Francis Pediatrics <ul><li>“ This week I went to the Pediatrics unit at St. Francis hospital.  I really enjoyed this rotation.  It was something I could see myself doing in the future.  I watched the nurses check up on patients, chart, and administer medicine.  I also watched an admission and a discharge.  I liked the variety of patients and problems that came in and out of Pediatrics.  The kids did not complain much and seemed easier to work with than most adults I have seen.  I saw a boy with a broken jaw, a lot of RSV patients, and a boy who just had his tonsils removed.   He was the most troubled patient.  He was only two and he did not want to drink anything.  The next day I saw him get discharged though so everyone was very excited for him.  It was a good couple days!” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Week 11: St. Francis CICU <ul><li>“ This week in rotations I was in CICU in St. Francis.  I followed a nurse named Terri.  She was very nice and explained everything very well.  The first day one of the patients died.  It was the first time I have ever experience this, so it was very eye opening.  The patient was estranged from his family, so no one came to see him.  His body was not even claimed, so he became a ward of the state.  It was sad.  I also almost got to go to a code, but the patient turned out to be DNR, so we returned to CICU.  The second day was a pretty routine day.  The nurse gave two patients baths and administered meds.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank You Letters <ul><li>After each rotation, the students wrote thank you letters to our mentors from the unit we observed. </li></ul><ul><li>We made both professional and hand-made cards. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Hand-made Cards
  11. 15. Professional Thank You Letters
  12. 18. <ul><li>April 22, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>ATTN: Heart Cath Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Tammy Unruh </li></ul><ul><li>St. Francis Campus </li></ul><ul><li>929 S. St. Francis </li></ul><ul><li>Wichita, KS 67212 </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Tammy Unruh, </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to thank you for allowing me to observe and shadow in the Heart Cath Lab. It was an experience I will never forget. I met many nice people and I learned so much about what exactly goes on in the Heart Cath Lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone in the lab was very friendly and no one minded sharing their valuable knowledge. All of the well-learned employees were very selfless in helping me to understand everything that goes on with using heart catheters to simplify surgeries. It was amazing to see how the wire was so easily fed into the artery, and how simple it was to treat certain heart related problems. This experience was most enjoyable and the valuable information I attained is all thanks to you. I look forward to exploring and learning more about the Heart Cath Lab in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Once again, thank you very much for your time and treasure. </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole Walden </li></ul>
  13. 19. <ul><li>February 18, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>ATTN: 5SE </li></ul><ul><li>Barb Bogner </li></ul><ul><li>St. Francis Campus </li></ul><ul><li>929 S. St. Francis </li></ul><ul><li>Wichita , KS 67212 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Barb Bogner, </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to thank you for allowing me to observe and shadow in the Five Southeast nursing unit at St. Francis Hospital . It was an experience I will never forget. I met several nice people and I learned so much about what exactly goes on in nursing units. </li></ul><ul><li>  Everyone in 5SE was very friendly and no one minded sharing their valuable knowledge. All of the well-learned employees were very selfless in helping me to understand everything that goes on with assisting patients and being a nurse. It was great to see how each patient is cared for and looked after. This experience was most enjoyable and the valuable information I attained is all thanks to you. I look forward to exploring and learning more about nursing in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Once again, thank you very much for your time and treasure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole Walden </li></ul>
  14. 20. Mentor Forms <ul><li>Neonatal Intensive Care Unit </li></ul>
  15. 21. <ul><li>Emergency Room St. Francis Hospital </li></ul>
  16. 22. Heart Cath Lab
  17. 23. CICU
  18. 24. <ul><li>Rehab Services St. Francis Hospital </li></ul>
  19. 25. Cover Letter
  20. 26. Resume
  21. 27. References
  22. 28. Career List Project <ul><li>This project each student picked five careers they were interested in and researched them. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surgical Technologists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physicians and Surgeons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMT Paramedic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physician’s Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiological Technologist </li></ul></ul>
  23. 29. Hand Washing and Hygiene Presentations <ul><li>In groups of five, we went to Holy Cross Lutheran and St. Margaret Mary elementary schools to present hand washing and hygiene tips to students grades 1-3. </li></ul><ul><li>We had skits, songs, posters, and an ultraviolet light presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>The kids all loved the presentations and it was rewarding to see that we could provide valuable information in a fun way. </li></ul>
  24. 30. Professional Lectures <ul><li>Every Friday we traveled to Newman University to hear healthcare professionals discuss their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>This was very valuable information and was interesting to get different opinions of all types of careers. </li></ul>
  25. 31. Cadaver Lab <ul><li>We got the opportunity to attend the Cadaver Lab at Newman University. The professor explained what the students had learned and then we were allowed to interact with the cadavers. It was a very valuable learning experience! </li></ul>
  26. 32. Zoo Trip <ul><li>We went to the Sedgwick County Zoo to assess the animals. We checked the heartbeat and lungs of horses, goats, and chickens. </li></ul>
  27. 33. Final Reflection <ul><li>Health Academy was an experience I will never forget. We were given many wonderful opportunities and were exposed to many different situations. I am grateful for being able to observe first hand in all the different units of the hospital. It was exciting to get to see what all health care professionals go through on a regular basis. I really enjoyed this semester! </li></ul>

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