A Career In The Medical Field Analysis

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Growing up, I have always been fascinated by human anatomy and the functions that the body is responsible for. My mother went to school to be a Nurse Assistant in my youth, and whenever she wasn’t using her books, I would grab one and read and be perplexed and yet intrigued by the myriads of complex words and diagrams in front of me. Before really looking into the actual field of Nursing, I assumed that nurses only worked in hospitals, and that it was quite easy to become one. However, neither of these are the case, yet this challenge and the many possibilities in the medical field are intriguing. As I spoke to my sponsor, there were various things she spoke of concerning education and preparation that should be taken to become a Registered …show more content…
We changed into our scrubs and then grabbed some Tim Horton coffee to wake up on the way and discussed most of my questions on the way there. When, we arrived I had to pass by security and once my paperwork had gone through I was given a temporary badge stating my status as observer. We continued onto her floor, Oncology, the prevention and treatment of cancers, and I was introduced into their lifeline, as she stated, their C.O.W.s. (Computer On Wheels) They are essential to all aspects of the workplace. We were given a list of patients for the day. First patient was Michael C., he had sustained an injury to his kidneys and a blockage formed which required stents to help ease the flow of liquids in his GI. Possible tumor growth as well. We checked his vital, informed him of the solutions we would have to put in his IV and then left to go to the next patient. Patient two was Nancy L., the year prior she had been in a serious automobile accident where she fracture several cervical and thoracic vertebrae which required them to be fused. Complications continued in her GI tract which led to immediate surgery in her abdomen, however infection occurred, necrosis developed and several other surgeries occurred resulting in a colostomy. Due to the issue with her GI, any medication taken orally did not have desired effects thus all her medication was to be …show more content…
Now, I may not be looking at nursing, but I am more inspired to continue my pursuit in the medical field whether it be through physical therapy or occupational therapy. Time will tell, but this has helped reassure me of my passion in working with medical professionals and with individuals that need care, I felt like a fish in water to say the least. This also allowed me to reflect on my own life and ponder, these individuals who were possibly dying, some of them were not complaining and they were actually quite thankful, so who am I to complain when I have so much? Such thoughts enter my mind, but I love it and I know that the medical field is where I will lay the foundations for my future

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