28 November 2014
I will hold my hands up and say I wasn’t looking forward to spending time in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit at all. To me, it felt like an entirely alien environment and I almost didn’t want to go in on the first day. How wrong I was.
In anaesthetics you build up a rapport with a person, but they are quickly induced, and in surgery they’re usually fast asleep. It’s different in recovery: they wake up (which was very scary for me the first time) and you really get to spend time with them.
There’s something about dealing with any post-anaesthetic needs – keeping them warm, pain-free and free of sickness – which feels really rewarding. Everyone wakes up disorientated to where they are; chatting to them and keeping them calm and comfortable was a fantastic feeling.
I’ve worked in healthcare for a while but being with patients when they are the most vulnerable gave me what I can only explain as a nice warm feeling, and made me really feel like starting the ODP course was the right choice for me.
Two weeks didn’t seem long enough; I can’t wait to start my recovery placement start in the next few months.
10 April 2018
When applying to university, the campus is just as important as the university itself. For a course such as Paramedic Science, the environment you are in can make or break the whole experience, so it is important to focus on what’s important for you. Read more…
27 March 2018
I am finishing my first year of the BA (Hons) Performing Arts and, during these two semesters, I discovered that Cambridge is an amazing place to study performing arts. And what better date to share with you the reasons why than World Theatre Day! Read more…