Brief Encounters: DR Exposure at CRMC
I still have a hang- over on my graveyard shift Delivery Room exposure at Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC), Cotabato City last week but it seems as though it happened yesterday. I look like a breakdown machine with big eyebags like those people who neglect their sleep to work for call centers and entertainment bars. I lost two pounds.
There were different exciting and new things experienced. Very challenging but it was really full of fun and lessons to be worth reminiscing. I can't imagine how I looked when we arrived and performed our daily chores. But still I reckoned that experience. It was a clinical that set us nursing students apart from the rest of the college and the usual Related Learning Experiences in the ward.
During the whole exposure, I learned that there is a need to practice, practice, practice and more practice. Be sure you have memorized the right sequence. Also prepared on relative topics about Maternal and Child Health and of course about delivery as clinical instructor, nurses and doctors might ask a couple of side questions while you're doing your newborn care or assisting and handling in the delivery. Our Clinical Instructor, Ms. Deborah Tolentino, RN reprimanded us thrice or I should say 4 times, 5 times, 50 times... during our 8 hours span of care for our wrong doing. But I still be thankful for it will help us to be an effective nurse someday.
The last night, we went to Cafe Florencio in the down town section of Cotabato City. I ordered two red horse. Toink! A juke box played dance songs and local tunes. Over all, it was a great time to relax and just hang- out with colleagues after days of exhausting duties.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
Labels: Cotabato City, Maternal and Child Health, Out of town, Related Learning Experience