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Tia Carter

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Boone County Hospital
Company/Organization website: http://www.boonehospital.com
Destination: Boone, IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Participate in exercise prescription and wellness counseling Check in patients through obtaining vital signs and charting data Observe pulmonary function tests, nuclear stress tests, treadmill stress test, ECG Gain practical experience interpreting ECG and recognizing rhythms Research, create, and present educational bulletin board Administer fitness and psychosocial assessments Attend educational classes and teach at least one of the classes Acquire clinical thinking skills Provide high-quality service with confidentiality and compassion

I accomplished...
Being trusted to successfully and individually control the floor when both my supervisor and the other nurse were preoccupied with interviews and patient discharges.

I learned...
1. Don't give up on clients that may have given up on themselves 2. We were all dealt different life cards 3. Laughter is truly medicine 4. Value self-reflection 5. approximately 1500 steps on the NuStep is equivalent to one mile

Advice for others...
If you enter a space with prejudice, that prejudice will prohibit you from exploring the possibilities that await. Enjoy the journey of the unknown, and who knows you may leave with fifty friends that are old enough to be your grandparents.

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