Hydration and Medication Administration

Posted: January 6th, 2023

Hydration and Medication Administration

Please reword the file I am attaching so that it send more like a college student writing it. Also please add more writing to it because each section has to be 250-300 words each. there are two sections. Direction are below: Otherwise, if an experience has been confirmed, please create a new journal entry for each day that you volunteer. Be sure to include the day, date, and time period that you worked that day as the first line. Please put this information in bold font. Also, write a paragraph that describes the type of duties you carried out that day (what you did, who else was there, whether you were a part of a team or were working alone, etc.). Once each week, focus on one particular event or aspect of your work that week and describe why you found this particular task or event to be unusual or of special interest. In a 250-300-word entry, relate this aspect of your volunteer experience to some specific knowledge that you have previously gained in your coursework to this point.Hydration and Medication Administration


This week I spent my volunteer time with a special needs child learning about his care requirements and the position of a caregiver. He had an intravenous tube inserted to help with his hydration and medication administration. In addition, he had a tracheostomy tube inserted to facilitate breathing. Besides that, he had a gastronomy (G-tube) inserted through a hole in the stomach to help with administering oral medical and formula. The patient’s mother was the patient’s primary source of custodial care. She was more knowledgeable about his care needs helped me in understanding his care needs and the role of a caregiver by home teaching me about the unique needs of her son. I specifically focused on learning how to use the G-tube to administer oral medication and formula safely. In addition, I learnt how to bathe the patient considering gastronomy, intravenous and trachestonomy tubes as well as other medical equipment attached to him. I found that while using the G-tube was a lesson on technicality, bathing the patient was the challenge. I had to ensure that even as he was bathed, the medical equipment remained attached, free from contamination, and was not disturbed. Also, I conducted relatively simple tasks such as taking his temperature, blood pressure and pulse in an hourly basis. Additionally, I engaged the patient in social activities such as playing video games and reading. Furthermore, I reviewed the medication list and ensured that it was always updated with the necessary approvals, and ensured that the care nurses signed on and off at the scheduled time with the time sheets properly filled. Moreover, I reviewed the MAR (medication administration record) to ensure that medication was administered as scheduled and ample doses were always available. Overall, I spent this week’s volunteer time learning, providing and appreciating the concept of home care.

Section 2

This week’s volunteer activity was an eye opening and fascinating experience. It was an eye opening experience since it allowed me to appreciate the concept of home care from the family’s perspective. I have an interest in pursuing a counseling career in the church setting, an interest for which I am currently continuing pursuing higher education, and believe that I will routinely encounter similar experiences. Hydration and Medication Administration Although this was a single experience with home based care and cannot turn me into an expert on the subject, it was a fascinating experience as it made me aware of the difficulties that home care providers routinely face. This is useful knowledge for the counseling role. I perceive the volunteer experience as an opportunity to gain leadership knowledge. Structuring the nurses schedules truly tasked my leadership skills, specifically the ability to remain calm and in control of situations even when faced with potentially disastrous outcomes. Besides that, the experience allowed me to observe how parents interact with their children and nurses in home care situations. While this case is not representative of all home care cases, still its value cannot be underestimated as it highlighted the important of staying focused, solving problems and studying the patterns of physical health with the mental health of all candidates. In a seemingly stressful environment and without specialized medical knowledge, necessity forced the mother to become an expert in taking care of her son, taking responsibility and becoming a leader. Besides the mentioned factors, the volunteering experience has provided a healthy boost to my life satisfaction, self-esteem and self-confidence, not to talk of providing me with a sense of identity and pride as well as a natural sense of accomplishment.


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