Forrest General Hospital
I started working at Forrest General as a tech in ICU while in nursing school. I knew the experience would help to mold me into the best possible nurse I could be and also aid in the transition from student to professional. While woking as a tech, I gained basic knowledge of how a hospital runs, patient transfer saftey, as well as, basic patient care. Obtaining vital signs, POC glucose monitoring, collecting and recording input and outputs, as well as drawing lab work were just a few of skills I was able to master while working on my education. The most important concept I learned from this experience in critcal care, was observing and reporting abnormalities. This has proven invaulable as I am now the RN responsbile for my patients and their health care. I currently work on a Rehabitiation Unit, which has recovering CVA victims, patient with spinal cord injuries and some with orthropeditc injuries. We assist them in returning to their highest level of functioning as possible. It is an inpatient facility with an average patient stay of ten to twenty days for optimal benefit.