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Olivia McCauley

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Mercy Medical Center
Company/Organization website: http://www.mercydesmoines.org/heart/cardiac-rehabilitation
Title: Cardiac Rehab Intern
Destination: Des moines
Timeframe: Fall 2016

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I was responsible for taking patient blood pressures, leading warm-ups, providing excellent patient care, charting on patient data, and walking the patients throughout the hospital. Also any other task the other employees needed done.

I accomplished...
Getting better at taking blood pressure and reading heart rhythms.

I learned...
You will learn the most during your hands-on internship experiences. I also learned a lot sitting in on all of the education classes they offered to the patients.

Advice for others...
Gain as much experience as you can and start early.

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