Third rotation for our Neuro concept and we're assigned in the Pay Ward (3-C); 3pm-11pm shift. We stayed in that beautiful hospital for three weeks. The facilities of the hospital were well-maintained. What we've enjoyed the most is the benign duties of the RN's and student nurses because the Junior Interns are hands-on to each patient, and yeah, the unli-alcohol also! You don't get that in Government hospitals a lot.
Day 1 (February 6, 2012)
First day = Orientation day. We were toured in the hospitals and given orientation about the hospital's policy and its history. FEU Hospital was located in Morayta before and it wasn't made clear if it's really personal issues between the bosses why it was transferred to Quezon City. Anyhow, our Clinical Instructor was kind and considerate, it's just that she never dismissed us early enough even though it's just the Day 1 of the duty. We've had our patient and we were given homeworks (individual NCP and drug study). I arrived home 5 minutes before 12mn. Whew.
Day 2 (February 7, 2012)
Same routine duty. This is what I don't like much about being exposed to ward, it's just the same cycle you're going through every time. We did our charting as fast and as accurate as we could so we could go home early but then again, because some of our groupmates failed to cooperate, we went home just like the night before.
Day 3 (February 13, 2012)
Valentine's eve as what we call it. Nurses are no exemption to this kind of events, call of duty is call of duty. Hearts day and such won't be considered holidays. Anyways, we had our patient that is diagnosed with Stable Angina, oh, not really diagnosed -- it's still a to consider condition. He was kind to us, his children are already working abroad as nurses too. "Hayaan niyo, konting tiis na lang at makakarating din kayo ng ibang bansa." he said. His wife stayed by his side all the time. How a sweet couple. His really jolly and we have had good healthy conversations.
Temple Run made our night livelier than ever, beating one other's score was the game. Haha!
Day 4 (February 14, 2012)
Heart's day! Valentine's! It's that time of the year again for the couples and all the people who wants love-love-love. Whether platonic or romantic. As usual, V-Day is a duty day. Whether you're single, taken, or in a complicated relationship, it doesn't matter. Call of duty is call of duty. Deal with it. I've received a bouquet of flowers and butterfinger chocolates from a special someone -- significant, I must say.
We were shocked by the news that our patient last night died because of Cardiac arrest. We wondered why it happened when in fact, we left him in a good condition and his Vital Signs were stable. We were saddened by what happened but we need to go on our duty and move on to caring new clients.
Day 5 (February 20, 2012)
Last day in the ward because tomorrow would be case presentation. We had benign patients so the shift went smoothly. We were dismissed very early -- good day! Rest-a-lot before the case pres + long quiz.
Day 6 (February 21, 2012)
Final day for the third rotation! We've divided into two groups so we get a chance to critic one another's work (Case pres and EBN) The discussions and defensing of our requirements becamse hot. It came to a point that some members of the other group were pissed on how we laid our comments but ALL IZ WELL, It's just business after all. We had our quiz that's a bit tricky like shiz but I think I did well. We were dismissed after the requirements has been passed. At last! Bye long trips from Makati to QC. Haha!
Being exposed to a Private Hospital like FEU-NRMF is a good learning experience because you get to see how nurses really function in a desired setting -- ideal nurse-patient ratio that could lead to better nursing interventions and outcomes. I'd gladly accept the challenge of being rotated there again -- t'was fun -- if only the place was convenient to where I'm coming from.
Here are my group mates (two are missing in action, me [because I'm the photographer] and Niknok [because he's excited to go home])