Pros: i learn a great deal on spinal and fractures and work in a great team
Cons: long hours, very sick patients and have to work holiday times that can be fun too
My day starts 7;30 am as i go in the team sits down for report ,telling if they had a comfortable night if they are for theatre or admissions from accident and emergency through the night . Usually by the time we are finished breakfast have arrived , we help with patients that cant feed themselves ,By now theatres have called for the first patient to – more... come down ,theatres goes on through out the day and running up and down from xray also is a big part of our day, to make sure they are healing .I love that part because when the doctors review the xrays we get to see what they talking about.
In the middle of the day the ward sister will call all the workers to discuss what we have noted while were dealing with the patients needs like washing them etc talk on patients care and she would teach us on certain bones and how they suppose to heal or look, i like when we have the time to sit and learn with managers this i enjoy and seeing the patients getting better and the end of a long time in the ward and seeing them getting up and walking around independently.
The hardest part seeing them not doing so well after the operations especially if they are elderly .I do enjoy my job it can be very tough and very long 12 hour shifts but i dont mind =) – less