Journal Week 2
Bi-weekly Practicum Journaling
Every two weeks, you will submit a reflective journal to the discussion forum for review by course faculty and your classmates. All are expected to engage and support one another by sharing these experiences in a supportive, constructive, and professional environment. Journaling is an active learning technique that is meant to enhance reflective practice (Blake, 2005). Reflective practice involves looking back over what has happened in the practice setting in an effort to improve performance or to encourage professional growth (Ruth-Sahd, 2003).
Your Weekly Practicum Journal is:
- A personal, introspective subjective account of your practicum experience and how your practicum experience relates to Healthy People 2020 and course objectives. Include events that occurred in your practicum experience, and be sure to describe your thoughts and feelings about those events. How did your perceptions change? What did you learn that was unexpected? Describe your thinking about your thoughts and feelings regarding the new learning you experienced.
- Connected to South University’s College of Nursing Conceptual Framework Pillars (Caring, Communication, Critical Thinking, Professionalism, and Holism).
- Connected to prior coursework and experiences through reflective analysis.
- Written in a scholarly, academic style using APA style format. Two or three sentences are not sufficient nor are daily logs/reports of activities.
Citations should conform to APA guidelines. You may use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources or connect to the APA Style website
Below I have copies a paper on an Arkansas hospital which this journal has to reflect this hospital and the assignment should be about a telemetry/cardiac unit and the scenario should be something related to covid and older adults.
Arkansas is a community that is living in the US. They have inhabited the eastern side of western Memphis. The Arkansas lean medical center is the primary health facility in the community. The facility serves as the main acute health care center. The town is located on approximately 1000 acres of land with a population of more than 7000 people. There is limited landscaping in gardens and very few animals in the area. The unavailability of space for decoration has reduced the threats from poisonous plants and soil. This has reduced the risk of animals and children from being exposed to plants and soil-borne illnesses. Besides, there are only a few stray dogs. I didn’t see a dog or cat, and this made me conclude that there is a low risk of animal spread diseases. There are many private schools and a few public schools. There is no case of overcrowding in public schools. Both public and private schools appear in good repair with well-structured buildings (Arkansas, 2017). There is clear evidence of civil protection, with numerous EMS services and ten volunteer ambulance services. There is one police precinct in Arkansas. There is a new fire department in Villa Park.
Arkansas has a crude birth rate of 8.7 births in comparison with 1000 inhabitants. This is the second-highest birth rate in the whole district of West Memphis. As per the end of last year, the community recorded an infant mortality rate of 3.11 percent as per a thousand live births. The leading cause of death, especially among the elderly, is chronic heart diseases. Diabetes, as well as cancer, is additional potential threats in the community. Among the youth, drug overdose is has been responsible for several deaths. There are more than 200 people in Arkansas living with HIV/AIDS. Also, more than 300 people are asthmatic. Concerning the new coronavirus, Arkansas has reported 400 confirmed cases with 20 deaths. One percent of the total children under the age of 10 years have been reported to have the acute respiratory syndrome. The problem has been said to be brought by an iron facility that poisons the air (Alexander, Maxted, & Vaughan, 2015).