Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Placement Reflection Essay
Pembroke Residential Home, Saltburn10/02/14 forthwith was my low day on placement at Pembroke Residential rest home in Saltburn. When I first arrived I was a little neural as I didnt know anybody and I wasnt sure as shooting on what to do because I didnt know their r discloseine. The pressure protruding off a position after the first hour because some other student came in as she was doing her block placement and I was told to in effect(p) follow what she did as she had been before and k unfermented what she was doing. Firstly, I observed the other student as she fed a occupier, this do me feel a smoke more at ease as I knew I would be doing this another tine and I was granted the opportunity to observe first so I knew exactly what to do and how to act when I was asked to fees in the hereafter this was a haughty love for me. I also had a unrivall(a)ed to ane conversation with a resident physician about a computer program that was on the television in the lounge. W e talked for about 30 minutes and he seemed pleased that I had taken the time to sit a pick up to him and have a conversation with him. This was a positive come across for me and do me feel great as I entangle I had do him feel happier. It also gave me a chance to exact to know the resident and use my communication skills using sensation to one interactions.Pembroke Residential Home, Saltburn03/03/14Today I was quite excited as I had been asked to fall a resident and this was an opportunity for me to get some learn of my protest for the future. The resident is unable to get out of bed as she alone has use of her upper half of her body so I took her breakfast upstairs (golden syrup porridge and a cup of tea which had to be drank through a straw) and fed her as well as having a one to one interaction with her. This was a positive experience for me and once I had finished I had to record either(prenominal)thing that I had given her as every meal has to be put down in he r book. I felt not bad(predicate) because the resident had a smile on her face and seemed happy, also it was the first time on placement that I had interacted with a resident alike(p) this. I hope to be able to feed this resident in the future as I really enjoyed it.Pembroke Residential Home, Saltburn10/03/14I was a bit disappointed today as I felt like I didnt learn anything new and comprise it wasnt very unspoiled for me. All I have through with(p) today is take the tea/coffee trolley round all of the residents numerous times, washed the pots numerous times and picked up some examine pots for the residents at Huntcliffe Surgery, Saltburn. I felt like I was exactly beingness use as a run about and being given the jobs that none of the staff particularly wanted to do. Although this was a ban experience for me, I didnt complain and I just got on with it, I feel like I havent reach outd any experience today.Pembroke Residential Home, Saltburn17/03/14It was quite busy today on placement so I was on my feet a lot and helped out as oft as I could. I fed the said(prenominal) resident that I have previously fed another time. I fed her both her breakfast (apple and cherry ready break and a glass of milk) and her dejeuner (chicken stew, mash, carrots and a cup of tea). I also had some(prenominal) one to one conversations with various residents throughout the day. Communicating with the residents made me feel as though they enjoyed it and I got to know a little bit about each of their personalities which get out help me to interact with them more in the future. I am going to continue communicating with the residents as much as I can so that I can get to know them better. I observed the staff ordering new medicinal drug for the residents and filling in care plans, progress sheets etc. This was a positive experience for me as I got to see the non-practical side of working in a residential home and had an insight on the fibres of paperwork involved. Toda y made me feel that my placement was becoming a little more beneficial for me as I am slowly learning new things again rather than doing nothing health and kind care related.Pembroke Residential Home, Saltburn31/03/14The home was very busy today I was on my feet a lot but I enjoyed it because I always had something to do. I fed the usual resident I feed regularly this dayspring (original ready break and a cup of tea) and her lunch and then recorded how much she had ate and drank on her sheets so that the other staff new how well she was eating. I also did the same for her lunch (beef casserole, mash and veg, a yoghurt and a glass of juice). This was a positive experience for me and I found it easier to interact with the resident today because we had more to talk about. I also feel that the resident enjoyed my company because on both cause we has one to one communication. As this residential home is small and just has 10 residents they dont usually get a select of meals unless they dont like what is on the menu then they will be given an alternative. Today, the cook made two different meals for lunch and I went round the residents to ask which they would prefer. This was also a positive experience for both me and the residents as they felt a lot happier about the event that they were given a choice of meals rather than just what was on the menu. I felt that I had cheered the residents up by doing this. Every workweek since I have been on placement at this residential home I have taken the tea/coffee trolley round the residents and visitors and washed lots of pots. I was told to do the same today which was a negative experience for me as I dont feel that this helps me to achieve anything and get an idea of what it is like to work in health and social care with the elderly.I felt annoyed that I had been asked again to do these things as I get asked do to these every week. Activities are offered to the residents every day so that they feel they have someth ing to do rather than just sit about and watch the TV, read the newspaper etc. I was asked to offer the residents a choice of activities today but unfortunately none of them felt up to participating in anything that I offered. Although no activities were carried out, this was a positive experience for me as I then had to record that what I had done in the activities booklet to show that even though the residents had elect not participate in various activities they were still given the choice. I felt that the staff had trust in me to be able to demoralize filling in this sheet as even though it is nevertheless a small step it gave me more experience on what type of paperwork is involved in working in a residential home.As I have previously been shown how to work the stair name one of the staff member asked me to take a resident upstairs to their room. I was trusted to do this myself, using the stair lift. This was a positive experience for me as although I had observed the sta ir lift being used I had never actually used it myself to get residents up to their rooms. The resident seemed rather happy with how I placed her on the stair lift and how I used it. This made me feel great as I knew I had achieved another skill for working with the elderly/disabled in health and social care. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed attending placement this week as I was never left with nothing to do and felt I learnt a lot of new skills even if they are just small steps to working in helath and social care in the future.