Reflection Paper On Clinical Experience

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This week’s clinical experiences was exciting and at the same time with disappointment and struggle feelings. The exciting part was the fact that I continues to learn new skills and get to overserved the dialysis procedures in the DaVita dialysis center. In the hospital unit, I get to hang my first IV solution and piggy bag; and that where my disappointment comes in, I did not do a good job as I should have because of my lack of practice in the skill lab. However, this also leads to my mixed feeling of the situation. First of all, this IV administration was taught to us at the beginning of our nursing program, and I was not able to apply this skill through any of my previous clinical setting compared to some of my classmate which their instructor…show more content…
Even though all nurse and health care professionals should treat their patients with caring, nonjudgmental, and professionally, but some staff are not doing what they supposed to do. A skill that I performed this week was very simple yet very important to my patient: provide caring to my patient without any judgement. Every time in the health care setting, I always provide good patient cares to my patients, but this time is little different. My patient was admitted to the hospital due to stab wound, he has a history to substance abuse: drug seeking behavior, alcohol, and a meth abuser. During the hands off report, my RN told me that this patient probably is very needed for pain meds because of his history and he probably will be very agitate because his substance abuse behavior. She kind of hinted that I don’t need to pay much attention to the patient. I appreciated my RN worn me with these information, but for me personally, I just wanted to take care my patient the way I have with all the other patients. As usual, I asked my patient about his pain, did he have any discomfort; little do I know, this simple care makes a big impact on my patient. At the end of my shift, he was tearing up in front of me and my RN and said “thank you very much for treating me a human being and not a person coming in for pain meds. The people in the emergency room give me the impression that I am looking for pain meds due…show more content…
Tolerance is needing increasing amounts of a substance to receive the desired result or finding that using the same amount over time results in a much-diminished effect. Nursing students should know that some prescribed medications might have the same effect, such as some antianxiety medications, analgesics, and beta-blockers”. (p 415). This knowledge allows me to understand that my patient must develop tolerance to pain medication according to his medical history; therefore, he will need a higher dose and more frequency to pain meds in order for him to achieve a lower pain level. By understand my patient is tolerance to pain medication, I am not judging my patient when they keep asking for pain medication or thinking that they just wanted the pain medication to relieve their
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