Brevard county florida area
So far I have had psychiatry, nuclear, and I am on adult now.
Psychiatry was at a VA clinic and was so freaking sweet. Pharmacists at the VA have prescribing abilities. So we would basically see patients all day and manage there medication, pretty much exactly like they teach you in school. How do you feel this is working, any side effects... The whole deal and then continue with current medication, change med, change dose, add med. Really cool. What made it the most interesting is that well it was psychiatry and sorry to use this term but I feel like it helps put things into perspective, many of the people were crazy. Some of the patients were just funny to talk to(one bipolar manic just sat and talked straight without stopping for 30 min really fast) some were strange, and I am 6' 220 and more than once I was really on the edge of my seat bc I didn't know if the patient was going to go postal or what. my preceptor confirmed my fear by saying if I wasn't there she would have had someone else come in the room. And some patients came in more than once and you sorta got to know them and it felt very rewarding to be trying to help them.
Nuclear- alright, pretty chill job, doing stuff besides counting pills which basically consists of filling syringe's with the radio active meds. but you are working in a hood and using all kinds of radiation shielding stuff which makes it alittle more interesting.
Adult- At a hospital, basically I print out all the patients that are on pharmacy consult and I have a floor I am supposed to do. Mostly dosing coumadin and antibiotics. I have to do case presentations, and research stuff. Some interesting things, I saw someone code blue and get chest compressions for 30 min while the team tried to revive him. I got to watch an open heart surgery which was really cool. Alot of the research I did was actually put into use. But overall I really don't like it, I am bored alot. Like right now I am here and just surfing the internet bc I have nothing else to do.