Having the understanding of the anatomy terms helped me, as an intern, to understand majority of the diagnosis shown on the patients’ charts. As the patients goes through their exercises it were also essential to understand the movements of each exercise such as abduction with external rotation or knee flexion. The course that corre... ... middle of paper ... ...e to work at the Greenwood Sports and Industrial Rehabilitation Center helped me strengthen my communication skills along with learning skills. Being able to have worked with numerous patient with a variety of diagnosis help me learn more about how to time manage and develop communication skill. Learning hands on was a great experience to gather information from patients and the physical therapist (PT)/ Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).
Having the proper education and knowledge to assist clients is extremely important. People of all ages require physical therapy for various injuries, illnesses, and diseases. I feel that my connection with working with people of all ages will benefit me when it comes to the job. While I know what my strengths are, I do have goals set for my future in Physical Therapy. These goals include: graduating Kaplan University with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science, graduating University of Massachusetts with a Doctorates of Physical Therapy, receiving licensure from the State of Massachusetts, and gaining employment in a sports or rehabilitation setting.
I first became interested in athletic training during my freshman year of high school when I tore my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). My athletic trainer was extremely helpful and comforting when this happened. Then, I was able to work with him through the rehabilitation process. Through all of this, my interest in sports medicine sparked and I began to consider athletic training as a profession. During the rest of my high school career, I learned about athletic training through first and second hand experiences.
Physical therapists help patients of all sorts with their physical disabilities and pain. I chose to research this career because I want to help other people in need and continue spreading the assistance. During workdays, physical therapists meet with their patients and discuss their goals. To achieve them, the physical therapists work with the patients and create plans that map out routines of exercise and stretches. Every time a patient returns to the office, the physical therapists examine and observe how they are progressing and determine how to help them even more (O*NET Online).
I am actively put in a leadership role in the emergency department, like most of the other nurses that I work with. Most recently I was placed in charge of a cardiac arrest. It was my job to delegate tasks to the other nurses and ER tech. Given my background in emergency medicine, I feel comfortable in this role and feel that I am able to lead the team effortlessly and smoothly through an event like this. C. Between my nursing license and paramedic license, I am constantly taking classes to refresh myself on current knowledge or to learn something new.
Committing myself to lifelong learning is my second goal. Nurses need to cultivate and internalize a passion for learning throughout their careers, which provides a foundation for excellence in practice. I would like to become a Critical Care nurse since I work as a Health Technician in the ICU at the VA Hospital –Madison. I love taking care of people at their sickest. The intensity of the care and challenges presented at the job excite and motivate me.
The profession I plan to pursue after graduation is Physical Therapy. Physical Therapist are clinicians who work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, orthopedic institutes, and nursing homes to name a few. These highly skill professionals diagnose and treat folks who have medical problems, athletic injuries, or other deteriorating health conditions involving their musculoskeletal system. Patients are sent to physical therapists in order to get "hands on" on care for their conditions. In order to maintain a healthier lifestyle, physical therapists exercise prevention techniques with their patients.
Therapists would help patients regain their strength or motion and I found that incredible. I did my own research and read more about what physical therapy was and the schooling needed. I want a career that will challenge me every day but also allows me to interact with and help people. During my research I came across Texas Woman’s University. While at college I reached out to someone at the office of admissions and we met.
They have to stand for long periods of time, work well with athletes of different sizes, move or carry equipment around, good mobility and communication skills to give instructions (“Athletic Trainer, Healthcare Program”). These trainers serve as a crucial part of an athlete getting back into their sport. Athletic trainers usually work under the direction of a physician, so they are like the Doctor’s healing hands in action. The education in this field determines how much the specific Trainer will be paid. Employers require a “Minimum of bachelor’s degree in health related field, with a current National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification”("Athletic Trainer, Healthcare Program.").
A profession that will inspire me to be my very best, not only in my field of healthcare but to the patient. A desire for a challenging environment and the ability to make a difference in patient’s lives. After months of research and shadowing various healthcare professions it was crystal clear to me that a career in Occupational Therapy fulfills these goals that I laid out for myself. This career path would allow my passion and desire to make a difference in the lives of others as well as challenge me intellectually into the future. My volunteer experience at Muscular Dystrophy Association camp and Adaptive gymnastics has help me realize that the ability to give back to others in need is extremely important to me.