What's a day in the life of a Nurse Extern at Lankenau Medical Center like?

What's a day in the life of a Nurse Extern at Lankenau Medical Center like?
2018-11-28T18:27:09Z 1
2018-11-28T18:27:09Z

Nurse Extern at Lankenau Medical Center

over 1 year ago
It depends on what unit you are assigned but typically an extern works the same job description as a Patient Care Technician (PCT). On the telemetry unit I was assigned I got vital signs at 7am, 11am, 3pm, blood glucose checks before breakfast and dinner, and blood work on any patients that required it. Then after breakfast, I would go and put new linen in each room, help patients get washed up, and assist with any duties like turning, walking, and ordering the next meal.
We get EKGs when needed, help the nurse when an admission arrives or help wheel the patients out to the car when being discharged.
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