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Introduction to Nursing Clinical

Today was a really great day! I helped out in a 3yr. old group with the same little girl that had the feeding tube and the healing tracheostomy, then I had the opportunity to help out with a little girl that had a serious condition (they were not sure of the diagnosis) where her muscles completely tensed up on her and she was not able to function on her own. She is almost 3 years old and she cannot speak, walk, focus on objects with her eyes, she has a feeding tube, and she has to be spoon fed as well. This poor little girl has multiple problems, such as Acid Reflux Disease and Epilepsy, not even counting her main problem (which with research on my part, I could not figure out what it was). She was definitely a more hands on serious case at Every Child's Place. It was so unfortunate to see how a little baby had to live like this. :( I learned a lot from this experience and I am continuing to do service work here to help them, and learn and gain more knowledge about the special needs kids and the healthy school going children that I encounter.

Gave 3.75 hours on 11/22/2016 with Gateway Technical College
GivePulse profile picture of Cherie Tenfel Cherie Tenfel  3 years ago
What a wonderful experience! Very different from out clinical experience at the VA.
Cherie
Introduction to Nursing Clinical

Today I worked with new staff members and they were really great with the kids. I had two children that had tube feedings and who were also recovering from tracheostomies. It was interesting learning how to help administer tube feedings. I met another little boy who had Autism and he was a very cute lovable kid. :)

Gave 3.00 hours on 11/04/2016 with Gateway Technical College
GivePulse profile picture of Cherie Tenfel Cherie Tenfel  3 years ago
This must have been really neat to see. Do they have nurses there?
Introduction to Nursing Clinical

It was really a great time working with the kids today! I had a child that had autism and I was able to learn a little more about the condition and how to approach the child and interact with them. There was one child that the teacher was having difficulty with trying to get them to lay down for the afternoon nap. I was told from their teacher that this child has always had a problem with going down for a nap with the other kids. I noticed the teacher struggling for a while to get the child to sleep so I went to help her out. I knew that with a new person trying to get the child to go down for a nap, it may be more successful. I literally laid down nest to with the child and stroked their hair in a gentle mommy-child like manner. I was able to calm the child down and within minutes, I had them to sleep. I felt VERY good about being able to get the child to sleep and also being able to relieve the stress from the teacher.

Gave 3.25 hours on 10/21/2016 with Gateway Technical College
GivePulse profile picture of Cherie Tenfel Cherie Tenfel  3 years ago
What a beautiful picture! That must have been awesome!
Introduction to Nursing Clinical

Andrea job responsibility training with Introduction to Nursing Clinical

Today I was trained and will be certified to give vision screenings for children. This training and certification is a good opportunity for me to learn more about children with vision problems and to help prevent further complications. I am looking forward to going to my first vision screening as a certified vision screener.

Did job responsibility training of 1.50 on 10/18/2016 with Gateway Technical College
GivePulse profile picture of Cherie Tenfel Cherie Tenfel  3 years ago
This is always good to be able to do even if you end up doing it on your own time.
Introduction to Nursing Clinical

Andrea job responsibility training with Introduction to Nursing Clinical

I am really looking forward to working with the kids. I was interested in taking care of the special needs children as well and I am happy to hear that I will on the days that I will be volunteering. Every Child's Place is a very clean and a well run business.

Did job responsibility training of 1.00 on 10/14/2016 with Gateway Technical College