Company/Organization: Valley Hospital-Ridgewood/ Paramus
Topic of Internship
Cardiac-Cath Lab, Lucow Pharmacy, Neuro ICU
The Valley Hospital is a fully-accredited, acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32 towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities. As a not-for-profit hospital, Valley is committed to giving back to the community. Valley serves the community by providing thousands of hours of healthcare education and screenings, support groups and classes to assist those in need, and care to all those who come through their doors, regardless of their ability to pay. The Valley Hospital is proud of its history of quality patient care and community service. Known throughout northern New Jersey for its medical and technical excellence, Valley is a leader in the field of cardiology services. These services include a full range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac treatment services, including cardiac surgery, coronary angioplasty and electrophysiology studies. At the forefront of the development of new techniques in open-heart surgery, Valley offers Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB), one of the newest procedures available today.
Summary of Internship
My experience was amazing. There is no other word to describe the amount of education and the comfort in atmosphere I felt. From the Cardiac Catheter lab to the Pharmacy Department in the Same Day Surgery unit, every Thursday was an adventure. I never knew what to expect so I tried to expect everything. I did everything from watching Cataract Surgery to preparing Cocaine (no...not that stuff). I sat in on differential diagnoses and saw stenting over seven times in seven different places. I met many students, both medical and nursing, who were getting the same experience I was. I never once felt like a high school student; I always felt like a professional.
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