COPE Health Scholar:
Rotation 3 - Telemetry
For my third rotation, I moved on to the Cardiac Monitoring (Telemetry) Unit. I had had some exposure to Cardiology in the past when I shadowed a cardiologist in high school, and we had learned about the heart in BIOL 220. I had enjoyed both these experiences, so I wanted to return to the realm of cardiology and try to learn more. Since this was over the summer and I had no other commitments, I decided to work a crazy amount of hours at the hospital and get as much hands on experience as possible. We're only required to work one 4 hour shift per week, but I worked multiple times each week, often doing 8 hour shifts (once even a 12 hour shift). Because I spent so much time on the floor, I came to know the nursing staff extremely well. We all became quite fond of each other, and I was included in many parties and potlucks. They took so kindly to me, always trying to get doctors to take me with them so that I could learn. I had the most fun on this floor because the staff and I got along so well, and I was pretty sad when it came time for me to leave.
Guess I must be doing something right.