During this session at the clinic, I was introduced to a new volunteer, Candice. She had finished her masters in biology at Dominican University and currently works at the Buck institute for research on aging. She is currently trying to get into medical school and wanted to work at the clinic to get some experience in the medical field. So it was my job this time to teach her how to input the charts into the computer. I had her do it while I guided her on how to input everything because I felt that if she did it, it would be easier for her to remember. Luckily, she picked up on it very quickly. I'm glad to help train new volunteers because more people at the clinic means that more help can be done. I would love to help bring more people to the clinic because if more people become aware of it, I'm sure that more clinics can be established in the area.
This session was the last session that I got to spend with Jhanal who is one of the students from Dominican volunteering at the clinic. It was a good session since we were both there so the charts were inputted into the computer very fast. Because of that, Lisa had us do a few other things like file charts and make new charts that are ready to be used. There was a little confusion this time because some of the charts which clearly showed that the person has been to the clinic before did not appear into the computer. So I had to enter the person as a new person and then input all the past charts into the system. This also happened on more than one occasion for some reason. Luckily, I wasn't there alone so it was able to get done relatively fast.
This session at the clinic was similar to other experiences that I had there. I would come in and set up the computer do that I can input the chart information into the computer. It was a little difficult this time because I was the only one inputting charts and I wanted to get them done easily. I was also cool to see that there were some new nurses so it was cool watching them trying to help the patients. One of the nurses barely speaks Spanish, so it was interesting to see her attempt to explain the medication and it's guidelines to the patient. I was glad to see that she was able to get through it and help them. It's interesting to see that the patient was also being patient and understanding that the nurse didn't know as much Spanish.