This is a continuation of a new series with a guest blogger who is currently enrolled in a perfusion program. I am impressed that as a perfusion student she has the initiative to share her thoughts and impressions with us regarding the process of learning the art of perfusion technology from her own unique perspective:
“I am a first year perfusion student.I follow your facebook and website to stay updated on perfusion news from all around the world, and I love it. I saw the posting about needing bloggers and wanted to find out if you were interested in a student blogger. Either way, thank you for the work put into the website, it was valuable as I prepared to apply for my program as well as throughout it.
The name of the series will be as above- LPM: A Student’s Perspective. There is a slight play on the acronym as the L stands for Learning as opposed to a metric for Q.
As we all know- regardless of experience level- we all learn minute by minute.
Authored by: Kora
CPR Certification: Steps toward Clinical Rotations
This week my class took another small step towards being ready to go out on our clinical site rotations. We completed our CPR training course. It wasn’t complicated or difficult, and most of us have been certified at one point or other in the past, but it was a necessary requirement. The class consisted of learning adult, child, and infant CPR and the use of an AED.
For me, it brought back memories of an old CPR course I took years ago prior to working at a hospital. Since then, some of the steps have changed, which is why it’s important to stay up to date on training techniques. It didn’t take very long, as it was only a one day course, and the only thing that was missing was watching the much needed clip from The Office about CPR training (“Check for an organ donor card. If he has one we only have minutes to harvest”), which in all reality is only important for the fun tip of counting beats to the song “Staying Alive”.
Preparing for clinical work means meeting hospital requirements and this was just one thing that brought us even closer to being hospital-ready. As members of a medical team, I’m glad that as students we’re expected to learn basic medical training. It helps round out our experience and allows us to be able to provide medical care in an emergency if it were ever necessary.