Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Who Do You Love is a site that gives you a topic each wednesday. This weeks topic is healthcare. Healthcare is one thing that is very dear to my heart.

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

There are all sorts of medical facilities. Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Doctor's offices, and Rehabilitaion centers are all different medical facilities.

This is a photo of some of my co-workers at the Nursing home in our home town. This photo was taken during shift change. In most nursing homes you will find RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and other medical professionals.

All medical professionals must go through training for the job they are pursueing in the medical field. I am a CNA(certified nursing assistant). In the next three photos you will see different procedures we had to learn during our training.

In this photo I am practing the correct procedure for putting on a cap, gown, mask, and gloves. You put these objects on as precautions when patients have certain illnesses.

In this photo one of my classmates is practicing taking a manual pulse while another students plays a patient.

In this photo I am getting my temperature taken. We had to learn how to use the old timey shake down mercury thermometers. Today in most facilities we use digital thermometers.

While in training we had to learn many other skills such as taking blood pressure, respirations, weight, height, and many others.

1 comment:

  1. I always hated those masks and the gowns let your butt hang out.. But yea they might protect everything but your hiney.. Great post!