8:00 AM – I arrived at the hospital and checked in with the nursing station. The receptionist asked me verbally to sign in, and to provide my ID. It was a straightforward interaction, with a relatively low pace as no urgent matters were raised.
10:00 AM – I attended a staff meeting with other healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, and administrative staff. We communicated verbally to address patient care issues, administrative problems, and staffing. Conversation was serious and professional, with an emphasis on medical problems and outcomes for patients. It was a fast-paced discussion as there were many topics we needed to discuss in such a limited amount of time.
1:00 PM – I visited a patient in their room with the nurse. We used verbal communication to discuss the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and treatment plan. This conversation required empathy and care. We kept the pace slow to make sure that we were able to fully understand and listen.
4:00 PM – I completed a phone call with a patient’s family member to discuss the patient’s condition and treatment options. We used verbal communication to discuss the patient’s medical history, diagnosis, and treatment plan. We took time to make sure the family member was able to understand the information. The pace was slow as we needed to ensure we covered all the relevant information and answered all the family member’s questions.