Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
Hi. I'm Tricia. I've been working for seven years as a registered nurse in emergency room, and I had worked in Saudia Arabia also for four years. From the first, it's really hard for me because I actually don't like it, but as the time goes by, I used to love the work because it's like you're helping the other people about their conditions, and it makes you happy when they are relieved in what they are suffering from.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
I have one patient, an old man who had a lung collapse. The right lung is collapsed, so it's only one lung is working. He's hooked in a ventilator. He's communicating through his eyes. You can see that the patient's really awake. I used to like the patient because he's nice even though he's old.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
If I could give an advice, a caregiver who's starting to work, I would tell them that have more patient to patients, especially if the patient is annoying. They're just trying to get attention from you. You just have to learn how to be friend with the patient, giving what they need because you came there to help the patient, I mean to give more comfort to the patient, not to fight or to give any another problem or another patient to think about with you. So you have to be more patient with the patients.