For me I truly love helping the elderly. Currently working as home health nurse and get to see there heart. I do lots of teaching most of my patient are heart patients. I teach them how tom manage IV therapy at home, Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Placement. Teach them to manage there medications, what they are and why they are needed. I also help them understand there health condition and how they can manage it, with medication but mostly with eating better and doing age appropriate exercise. I also see them in there environment and she how they live. I have picked up some information over the years and can play baby social worker too.
I am working with a 87 year old male. He had a major heart attack almost two years ago. He came to me on an IV and Life vest (portable defibulator). His EF was 5%, normal is 55-75% and was not expected to live. But he has lost 45 lbs., he goes to the YMCA 5 days a week and eats better. He was able to get his pacemaker and last echo showed his EF was 15-20%. He is also loving life again.
Seeing a patient make strides towards progress.
Being there when a patient is dying and scared so they don't die alone.
Knowing that what you do matters if not for you for someone else.