Thursday, July 30, 2009

Imperfect and Funny Thursday!

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Mrs. Yanni gave us 4 crossword puzzles today. 3 of them are about animals and 1 is about nationality. It was a simple puzzle but no body got it perfect! You know why? We don't know an animal with spikes all over its body - a HEDGEHOG! I thought i would get a prize from her which she promise whoever got a perfect answer! Shame...lol.

Our class with her today was fun! She group us into 6 groups. Each one of us were required to go the board and draw a picture representing a word or group of words which the group should identify. The group are very competitive and everybody got it right! What so funny about was the way we draw and she made funny comments on our drawings! She is a friendly lecturer after all!

On the afternoon class, Mrs. Siva group us again into 6 groups. The group were Emergency Ward, Labor Ward, Clinic, Psychiatric Ward, Giving Medicine and Out-Patient group. Each group should act according to the situation of the respective groups.

All of us were doing fine but the most funny group was the labor ward where they made Hafiz, deliver a baby.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I Missed My Daughter!

4:04 PM by sarah · 0 comments
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As the days pass by in nursing class, i cannot help myself missing my naughty daughter. Once in a while i call her and you can heard her saying bye - her favorite words when she is on the phone are bye and hi, hello. She will always follow our actions every time we talk on the phone. She put her hands on her waists and keep on walking and go to the balcony and mumble words which we dont understand.

But am happy in a way that she is okay with our maid, Niwi. She has been with us for 2 years. Alisha was 10 days old that time and until now. She is close to Alisha and she is not the type who will hit a child. With out us around she is a behave child and she put on weight a bit and can her chubby face now.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Medical Terminologies

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Communication
- is commonly defined as "the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs". Communication can be perceived as a two-way process in which there is an exchange and progression of thoughts, feelings or ideas towards a mutually accepted goal or direction.

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Nursing
- is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from birth to the end of life.

Nursing care - is the application of evidence-based concepts to patient problems in a particular setting.

Nursing care plan - is an outlines the nursing care to be provided to a patient. It is a set of actions the nurse will implement to resolve nursing problems identified by assessment.

Nursing assessment - is the gathering of information about a patient's physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual status.

Nursing process - is a process by which nurses deliver care to patients, supported by nursing models or philosophies. The nursing process was originally an adapted form of problem-solving and is classified as a deductive theory.

Nursing process is a patient centered, goal oriented method of caring that provides a frame work to the nursing care.

It involves five major steps of assessement, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation/intervention and evaluating. A- Assess (what is the situation?) D- Diagnose (what is the problem?) P- Plan (how to fix the problem) I- Implement (putting plan into action) E- Evaluate (did the plan work?) All together equaling ADPIE

Nursing diagnosis - is a standardized statement about the health of a client (who can be an individual, a family, or a community) for the purpose of providing nursing care. Nursing diagnoses are developed based on data obtained during the nursing assessment.

O
Otoscope or auriscope - is a medical device which is used to look into the ears.

Ophthalmoscope (or funduscope) - is an instrument used to examine the eye. Its use is crucial in determining the health of the retina and the vitreous humor.

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Pulse oximeter - is a medical device that indirectly measures the oxygen saturation of a patient's blood (as opposed to measuring oxygen saturation directly through a blood sample) and changes in blood volume in the skin, producing a photoplethysmograph.

Photoplethysmograph (PPG) - is an optically obtained plethysmograph, a volumetric measurement of an organ. A PPG is often obtained by using a pulse oximeter which illuminates the skin and measures changes in light absorption (Shelley and Shelley, 2001). A conventional pulse oximeter monitors the perfusion of blood to the dermis and subcutaneous tissue of the skin.

Plethysmograph - is an instrument for measuring changes in volume within an organ or whole body (usually resulting from fluctuations in the amount of blood or air it contains).

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Snellen chart - is an eye chart used by eye care professionals and others to measure visual acuity. Snellen charts are named after the Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen who developed the chart in 1862.


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Therapeutic communication - is defined as the face-to-face process of interacting that focuses on advancing the physical and emotional well-being of a patient.

This kind of communication has three general purposes:
  • collecting information to determine illness
  • assessing and modifying behavior
  • providing health education.
By using therapeutic communication, we attempt to learn as much as we can about the patient in relation to his illness.
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New Day A New Beginning

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This is it! My first day in class!

I woke up very early today since my first class will start at 8:30 AM. I need to get up together with my husband because he will send me to the college. It is expensive for me to go to school riding in a taxi or cab. It will only take us 10-15 minutes drive from home to school but it would be far for my husband going to his office.

Anyway, somehow rather i felt excited looking forward on my first day. I would be mixing with new and young faces through out the 3 year nursing classes. Its a nice feeling once again to be a student. Yes once again cause i already had my bachelor of science in forestry. I did my BS Forestry at Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines, 1989 and graduated on 1994. Wow that was long ago. Yes and had my 10 years working experience in DENR, Philippines. Got married and have a kid....and now back to school again! Yepee!

Well, to make it short, until August 30, 2009 our class is concentrated on nursing orientation make us familiarize about what would be like in nursing world, language class for english and mandarin.

English language class is more about reviews of the basic English grammar, pronunciation and reading. While mandarin lecturer, teaches us the basic mandarin language where we can use it for our Chinese patients. This is the most challenging for me. Am poor in other language! Especially mandarin will make my tongue stiff.
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Nursing Orientation Day

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July 27, 2009 @ 10AM was the nursing orientation day. We were brief about the ins and outs of the college from dress code, IT, Library, who is in-charge of this and that! But to my dismay, i won't be able to wear jeans and t-shirt as the the dress code is strict fro nursing student. Anyway as an obedient student i keep my shout and conince myself that it would be okay.

Come to the introduction of students. Ha! am the oldest amongst our class. 80% are fresh from high school 18, 19, 20 and few are 23 years old. What to do though it's a bit late for me but never mind i level myself with the class. They were all surprised that i am 36 years old and married with 1 daughter! Hahaha our class in-charge became curious of my background. anyway i told them the truth!

So everything were clear to us, the rules, terms and conditions and etc. And the next day would be our proper class day.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

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