Being placed in a primary care setting was a great opportunity as it permitted me to see what steps take place, to prevent admittance, before admittance or after discharge to the hospital. Being apart of these stages permitted me to see the various tests, and the range of the result that would consider a individual at risk, or needing to be sent to the emergency at this time. I was also able to explore skills that I was not given the opportunity to in an acute care setting such as a hospital. Being placed in a primary care setting I was able to take vitals and do a general assessment on patients with various diagnoses.
At this placement, I learned how to prioritize care and time manage. All my co-workers were treated respectfully and as equals from one another. That really set the tone of the organization as it made my time there an enjoyable one!
The hardest part of my job was spending little time with the patients as the providers needed to do their assessments. However the most enjoyable part of the job was forming nurse-client relationships with the patients as they would return weeks later, as the WECHC is a primary care setting.
Making nurse-client relationships.
Spending little time with the patients for assessments.