Monday was a full day orientation at the hospital for all new employees. The orientation was kind of boring but later that week I began training. Two weeks ago I started the real thing. I have to wake up at 5am and be to work by 5:30. Myself and a few other diet techs gather information from each baby's chart from the previous day and condense everything it says so the doctor and dietitian have an overall picture of what is happening and how the baby is doing (the babies are so cute!). There are a lot of little rules and exceptions to remember so I think it will take me a little while longer to really get it all down.
It is fun to work in the hospital! It is cool to see what actually goes on and how doctors, nurses, and dietitians all interact and contribute to helping a tiny baby. We are so lucky to have so much medical knowledge and technology. So many lives are improved and saved because of it!