Company/Organization: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Topic of Internship
Patient Care in Trauma Areas
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) is located on 350 Engle Street, Englewood, New Jersey. The hospital was first developed on June 14, 1890 as a 12 bed wooden building on 3-acres on Engle Street. Since then the hospital has grown into a non-profit voluntary health care facility that is devoted to “the care, maintenance and cure of the sick, the injured and the infirm.” EHMC is now well known for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs, and its work in breast care, oncology, and joint replacement services. As an acute-care and community teaching hospital EHMC trains medical residents a wide variety of disciplines. Some of these disciplines include internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology. It has also trained world-class vascular surgeons through its Vascular Fellowship Program. Englewood Hospital has gained numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is also among 6% of hospitals nationwide that is honored with prestigious Magnet nursing award. At Englewood Hospital and Medical Centers the staff strive to do their best in order to devote themselves to the care of patients and the creation of a compassionate environment.
Summary of Internship
My internship at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center takes place every Thursday and it is a day where I have the opportunity to experience the medical field, learn new things, and experience a professional environment.
Every morning I sign in at the Volunteer’s Office and then make my way towards 2 Kaplen, the floor that I work on during the mornings. When on 2 Kaplen I fill a cart with necessities that patients might need such as tissues, toothpaste, soap, water, and socks. After filling the cart with all necessitates found in the storage room I go into each patient room on the floor and ask if they need anything from the cart. During this time I also restock the gloves used by doctors, nurses, and PCA’s, in each patient room. When I finish this routine I go to the charge nurse and ask her if there is anything else that she may need me to do. Most of the time I restock the satellite carts, four carts on the floor that is filled with the nurses’ necessities such as needles, gauges, syringes, prep pads, and bandages. By 12pm I finish everything the nurse asks for and I then go to lunch. After lunch I report to the Emergency Department where I usually make follow up calls with patients that have been discharged. These phone calls have thought me the difference between a professional phone call and a regular phone call.
Apart from working on 2 Kaplen and in the Emergency Department I sometimes get to observe surgeries which is an amazing and rewarding experience that has influenced me in my future goals and future career plans. Interning at EHMC has truly been an amazing experience as it has opened my eyes to a professional environment as well as new career possibilities.
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