Tuesday, September 25, 2012

week 4 already??

Well here we are, already in week 4, almost 1/3 of he way done =)
Right now I am seeing 3 patients, adding a 4th tomorrow and an eval tomorrow. I will be doing my first eval on a pt with CVA. I am a little nervous about it but I know it will go okay, and my supervisor will be there to help if I need it. I read a little bit of information on him today and he has significant global aphasia (problems with receptive and expressive communication) and he only understands about 1/2 of what we say to him! So this should be a little tricky.

The past two weeks, I have been a little board with my patients so I have asked for some different diagnoses as they come in, I am getting the CVA pt tomorrow, will hopefully had a TBI and SCI before its over. Census has been low still so there just isn't much going on-most of the pt's are gen debil, amputees or joint replacements. I'm kind of at a standstill with my patients right now.

I have also been slowly realizing that its OKAY to not know the answer to something, my supervisor likes to ask me random- well not really random as far as content goes but timing wise- questions and sometimes i just have to say "i don't know". Interesting fact I learned today: A metronome is used for pt's with parkinson's in order to work on gait training and their rhythm when walker. Yeah, I didn't know that and was asked today.

Oh, last week, since the census is so low on our floor, we have been going to help out on the LTAC floor (i may have mentioned this already) but I am certain that acute care is NOT for me, I cannot handle the smells, the tubes/lines coming out of everywhere on the pt...it just makes me nervous and slightly nauseous. I thought I was going to have to leave the room the other day.

So that's what's been going on with me.
Oh and I also picked up my NBCOT book for the first time last weekend =\ YIKES i got a lot to review and learn still before taking that!  #wakeupcall

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