Oh yeah.. I got the nurse assist/PCA/support staff job!
The interview wasn’t an interview at all, it was just me signing up as an employee. Yet he still wanted references and my preceptor notes? Odd. Anyway, I’m now employed and awaiting a shirt and name badge along with an ID number I can use to nominate my availabilities then I’m good to go.
Now I just need to decide what to do with my current part-time job where I have to work 30 hours a fortnight. I really hope the agency has enough shifts in my area so I can quit, and if there aren’t enough shifts in my area I might just have to suck it up and drive 45 minutes for shifts in Melbourne to make sure I earn enough money.
The pay rate is a lot better than I expected too, especially on the weekends. So I’m pretty excited and hopeful, and really hoping this can be a viable thing for me.
24th July, Thursday — Reblog
It’s so frustrating on Tumblr that not many of the student/nurse blogs list what country they are in! Please, all I really want to know is how relevant your nursing/midwifery studies/careers will be to mine.
24th July, Thursday — Reblog
Simple names for surgical operations
-tomy: The surgeon cut something.
-ectomy: The surgeon cut something out.
-ostomy: The surgeon cut something to make a mouth. If one organ is named, the mouth opened to the outside of the patient. If two organs are named, the mouth connected two organs.
-plasty: The surgeon changed the shape of an organ.
-pexy: The surgeon moved the organ to the right place.
-rraphy: The surgeon sewed something up.
-desis: The surgeon made two things stick to one another.
24th July, Thursday — Reblog
Luna and I went to a small farmers market down town and came across this beautiful street art.
Truly Amazing Facts About Babies
With a new one born every few seconds, babies keep the world going ‘round. However, they have more to teach us than originally thought. Check out these truly amazing facts about babies that will have you pondering the miracle of life and looking at your own kids a little differently.
Amazing Facts About Newborns
These amazing facts about babies occur from birth to a few months in.
- No Kneecaps : On birth, babies do not have kneecaps. Rather they have a structure of cartilage that resembles kneecaps. They usually don’t develop them fully until after six months. Most seen on babies who “army crawl” instead of doing it on all fours.
- May Babies Are The Heaviest : One would think that January sees the heaviest babies given all the holiday eating but this is untrue. May is actually the month that sees the heaviest babies born. Usually about an average of 200 grams heavier than any other month.
- They Can’t Cry : They can scream and holler for what they want or need, but newborns can’t technically cry. Tears can’t actually be created or released until about three weeks in. However, in some cases, it isn’t unusual for babies to shed their first tears until four or five months.
- They Have More Bones : When babies are born, they have 300 bones. Adults have 206. Bones fuse together during growth to come up with the new number.
- Birthmarks Are The Rule, Not Exception : If your newborn has a birthmark or other abnormality, this is actually normal. Around 80% of all babies are born with some form. The most common include stork bites and port wine stains.
- Newborns Can Hear As Well As You : They will startle at just about anything. Not because it is louder or softer, but because it is new. Smell is also advanced at this age.
- Eyesight Isn’t Much Worse, Either : According to BabyCenter, a newborn’s eyesight is just about as good as an adult’s. However, their brains aren’t able to process information as well and usually start out at about eight to 15 inches of range.
- A Turned Head Means A Full Belly : Your newborn didn’t just see something interesting. If he or she turns her head at a spoonful of food, it is because they are full. This is also where shaking your head “no” comes from.
- Mama Is Number One : It only takes a few weeks in before a baby can visually distinguish between his or her mother and other adults. The constant sounds and sights are soothing to the child and are missed when gone. However, the voice and smell of the mother can be recognized from birth.
- Smile Time : A baby is typically capable of their first non-gassy smile at only one month old. Try engaging them with funny faces or voices to see if they are ready. If unsure about a smile, repeat the gag as necessary.
- What A Load : The heaviest baby ever born was a boy who weighed 22 pounds, eight ounces. He was born in Italy in 1955. To summarize, it isn’t highly unusual for a one year old baby to weigh 22 pounds.
- Don’t Throw Out the Breast Milk : According to this article from Associated Content, breast milk can be good for adults too. If you can stomach the taste along with the knowledge of where it came from, the milk may be of use for combating serious diseases.
No idea if all of these are true but interesting nonetheless!
Brand new agency pca, coming to a hospital near you 🏥💕
How to: Organize your Desk / Studyspot
Since I find it really important to have a Place where you can enjoy studying, I collected some tips that may help you with your Desk organization :)
- Get rid of everything that can distract you ! And with everything I mean every-thing ( Phone,Magazines,Books,Papers,…)
- You need enough light and fresh air ! Try to move your desk as close as possible to your window. ( Add extra lights if it still not light enough -> Ikea has nice desk lamps)
- Place all your Supllies (markers,sticky notes,etc.) on/next to your desk!
- Try to store ALL your needed Books/ Lectures as close as possible so you won’t get the chance to get distracted while looking for them !
- WATER WATER WATER! Store a bottle of water on your desk - you and your brain will need it :)
- Add little things that you like to have around you
- I like to light some candles
- Pictures and motivating Quotes
- Flowers are always a nice idea, I believe
- You should organize it the way you have the most free space to work on !
I like to go with the 3c’s - clean,clever and comely!
Happy Studying !:))
**NOTE : These are just tips I find useful myself, I’m not saying that you have to go for them, just want to share what works in my opinion :)
I literally had no idea there were so many blogs dedicated to arguing over abortion.. Just wow.
22nd July, Tuesday — Reblog
I cannot fathom putting so much effort into and being so emotionally invested in what other women do with their bodies.
It really saddens me that even in the modern era we live in, women are still being so harshly judged for their sexual activity and choices, especially by fellow women.
Why is nobody talking about Call the Midwife?
I just watched an episode where the older Jenny Lee compared the advent of birth control to landing on the moon and said it was a more important achievement.
In the same episode a man attempted to rape Trixie, and no one said it was her fault, in fact, when she tried to say it was her fault, asked “what if she hadn’t flirted with him,?”, “was I being stupid?”, ect… Cynthia told her “No, it was his fault,not yours,” Jenny told her it was okay that she didn’t want to be around men.
And the at the end of it, a woman who had an abortion got a happy ending in the countryside, with the children she chose to have.
This is important.
Yes! Such a great episode.
Exciting! Last week I was doing what I do every few weeks and skimming job sites for any patient care/assistance or chemist assistant jobs. I applied for a receptionist job at a medical clinic as well as put my details down as being interested in nursing agency work.
Today I got a call from a really chill guy who basically asked when I could come in for an interview (he even suggested tomorrow!) and told me what I had to bring. It included money for a company shirt and my banking/tax details.
I’m so excited because I’ve heard other nursing girls talk about working agency and how well it works for them and I just really would love that flexibility during my last few years, as well as the experience. Ideally I would love to get enough shifts and enough $$ to be able to quit my supermarket job!
21st July, Monday — Reblog
Upon catheterising a retention patient
20th July, Sunday — Reblog
WHEN A TERRIBLE PATIENT FINALLY GETS DISCHARGED
We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.
20th July, Sunday — Reblog