Today at first my module was empty and only had 10 patients to look after but, after 10:30am almost 12+ admits came from clove lake nursing home. I was busy setting up each room with toiletries.
I finally got my flu shot and I was able to work without a mask. Today was very gloomy though because 5 patient who were DNR passed and I had to request pastors to come visit the families. I as well provided them tissues and water.
Today I had to wear a mask on my face because on December 1, the flu shot expires. It was kind of difficult to breathe wearing the masks for 4 hours. I did a simple task for nurses today assisting with the droplet and contact patients since I already had protection on.
Many transport patients can in today from Med Surgery 3A from the other side of the floor. I assisted the cleric in charge filing and making new binders for the incoming patients. Afterward, I gave each of the 5 new patients the necessities such as a pitcher of water, socks, toiletries, tissues, and bedpan.
In the all Bonner seminar, we met with the President's wife, Jane. She was very interested in meeting with us because we are a national program. We got it our placement groups and explained to her what each of us does in groups on Staten Island.
Today I only refilled supplies in the hall with gloves, masks, and gowns which took 10 - 20 mins because there are about 20 stations plus 10 stations. One of the families in the 3B unit was very thankful for the nurse and PCAs taking care of her so she bought us lunch.
In my placement, in the hospital, the floor was not as crazy it is sometimes. There were more BLOCKED** rooms than usual meaning more contact patients. Many of the patients have droplet warning so upon entering the room you have to wear a gown and mask if the patient needs help.
Alegria was present in the meeting after she excused absence in harvest day. We gave her a summary of what happened the day of and who took in charge of what. We also discussed to maybe start a food pantry in Wagner College.