About 5 or 6 weeks from now you won’t believe you are done. You will be surprised how fast the time has gone and reflect upon the last three years. Hang on to the last few weeks of classes, soak up everything you can, and look to the future. The countdown is on …
This is an exciting time with spring break a day away and graduation around the corner. Please be safe and enjoy the time off with family and friends. Reflect upon how far you have come and what else you would like to achieve in these next few weeks to months. Look to the road ahead, but don’t forget to savor the now moments as well.
Photography by Gary Sindell, Santa Barbara
Recently, I was informed of a writer/blogger who shared his experience with open heart surgery and hospitalization. Check it out, as it is REALLY interesting to see things from the patient perspective …
The patients’ view should never be forgotten!
Derek shares his personal story here.
Wonderful, thoughtful, and educational information you should all be proud of collectively putting together in the latest blogs. I learned much and shared your work with Dr. Jensen and Dr. Nevins! Great work!
Perfect information for Cardiac Month! Thanks for educating me! Check out this BBC article last May about “Would you accept a pig’s heart?”
Now that you are relieved Exam 1 is over … and there is no Homework…
Take a moment to breathe, and then think
Wow, I am ready for the pulmonary content – just breathe!
We will cover pulmonary, endocrine, and burns the next two weeks so refresh your electrolyte content… ABG’s, fluid balance, and finding balance is what we will be talking about.
Hello. I wanted to update you regarding a few items.
First, the ATI comprehensive Med-Surg test was not on your individual profiles for ATI. I have contacted the ATI representative and gotten that sorted out. I do not want to overload you with test-taking, but I will be assigning the comprehensive Med-Surg practice test A for homework the week after the exam.
Second, the ATI proctored comprehensive med-surg exam has been scheduled April 29 130-3 pm in Ojai 1952 and 1372. This will impact our neurology content a bit that day, but I will keep you updated on any schedule changes as we move forward with content. Happy studying!
Hemodynamics seems really complicated with the lines, connections, wires, transducers, and optical cables. However, remember you usually do some level of hemodynamic monitoring on all patients when you evaluate vital signs, urine output, and hydration status.
This month is dedicated to cardiac health and as you can see I have updated our banner and colors to reflect that! As we talk more about cardiovascular disease and assessment, and after this week’s simulation, I am sure you will all remember key elements to ask for new complaints of shortness of breath or chest pain.
Have a great weekend!
Rainy Bike on Herengracht, Amsterdam By Gary Sindell
Like riding a bike … takes practice but gets easier…
Thank you for your attention and efforts today to go over all the details for the course. I am happy to see some excitement in the development of your new websites!
Let me know if you have questions! Jaimie Hoffman is available via email email@example.com or check out her site at http://jaimiehoffman.com for other ways to contact her.
I am looking forward to our next few months together as we dive into critical care, complex concepts of patient care. As indicated in my email, we will meet in Bell Tower 1642 Wednesdays from 12:00 – 2:50 pm. Please bring your laptops or tablets if possible to class this week, so I can help get you oriented and set up for some of the technology we will use to keep you engaged in learning the next few weeks. Browse around our course site, and save it to return to in coming days to weeks. Check out About the Course and the Syllabus to get started.
See you Wednesday!