Saturday, November 13, 2010
Yesterday at work I had to learn how to set the patient up on the decompression machine and assist him/her in getting off the machine. It was simple, but one must be careful when doing it because you are strapping the patient in a harness. It must be adjusted properly so as not to allow the patient to slide on incline or decline of the machine.
I also learned how to assist/instruct the patient on the balance board. I have seen patients on this before. It looks like fun to me, but of course I'm not in pain. I had the opportunity to try it out. It was fun! I then tried out the "shimmy-shake" machine. This is not what it is called but what it feels like. It vibrates your body from the waist down. I felt silly. I told my co-worker I felt like a video dancer doing the 'booty bounce'. We shared a good laugh at that one!
Next week we will start in-service training one day a week during the lunch hour period. The doctor feels it is necessary for everyone to be on the same page as far as learning. I feel it is a great idea.
I may not have the greatest job in the world, but at least I'm blessed to have a job! This holiday season I'm thankful to have a job. We often complain about our situation(s). I decided to see my job as an opportunity to gain experience and approach each day with a positive attitude. I will not let my co-workers and patients determine whether or not I have a great day. My plan is to be that annoying, happy, yet contagious person that sets the thermostat of the office. That's my plan and I'm sticking to it until I find a better job.