Clinical Reflection Paper

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This week was the first time I am debating whether I should be in the clinical or staying at home to study the exam that is coming up. I have been study so much for the exam and I felt like I still have tons of study to do. I have always looking forward to clinical, but this time I felt like if I don’t do well on my exam, I won’t become a nurse. That’s why I have this conflict in my mind. Despite what was on my mind the night before, I drag my tired body up in the early morning of clinical day to work. I wanted to be like a professional nurse that is able to take care of the patients no matter what happened to their personal life. This week we will be take care of two patients instead of one. I have always looking forward to be able to take …show more content…
I started to do the vital signs and assessment on one of my patient that is on tube feeding and paralysis from the chest downward. As I was in the middle of my assessment, the respirator therapist came in and requested sometime to check her status, so I went to take care of my second patient. My second patient is an eighty-three years old elderly that needs assistance with ambulation. After I did the vital signs and assessment on her, she wants to have her oral care prior to her breakfast. So I went to gather all the oral care supplies for her. After oral care, she wants to sit on the chair and have her breakfast. While she is eating her breakfast, I went ahead and change her bedding. After that, I went to get her medications with my instructor. After the medication, the …show more content…
A professional nurse will be able to delegate tasks to the assistant and be able to take care of several patients at the same shift. Another important lesson I learn from this week’s clinical was the fact that I needed to be very efficiency on my medication tasks. Because I didn’t have any chance of passing medication throughout my OB/PEDS rotation, I was kind of excited to do it. However, since it has been more than four months since I have this experience, I was kind of scare that I might forget the proper procedures. Also, because I only have one previous experience of giving injection back in early October last year, it has been more than six months since I perform this task. I was not able to perform this task correctly. This is a big disappointment for me because I realized that I am not a good

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