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Medium e40911d4fa646f9e8483167b338b5cf4 Bianca E.

Metacognative Reflection

Metacognative Reflection

  • May 29, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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The goals of this badge were to ambulate a patient safely and correctly. With the help of previous knowledge, such as knowing that you need to frequently be asking the individual how they're feeling (dizzy or weak) I was able to achieve the goals of this badge. Something I learned about ambulating a patient, that I did not know before, was that you need to apply a gait belt to the patient in order to have a better girp, in case if anything unexpected occurs. I figured that as long as you're holding onto the patients arm, you'd be able to catch them if they were to fall but turns out that that's not enough because you don't have much to hold onto if you're trying to prevent a hard fall. One significant thing I learned throughout this whole process was that you have to be on high alert with all patient, whether they're deemed fall risk or not because sometimes even those that are 'stable' can have a near fall experiences.