Tutor profile: David S.
Subject: Military Science
The Military is a tight run organization and requires lots of time and the balancing of many roles at once. One of the roles is always mentoring those under your command. A young soldier approaches you and asks you to teach him about Preventive Checks and Maintenance or PMCS on a military vehicle. How do you teach them?
Begin by asking a few basic questions of the soldier in question to get a feel for what they do and don't know. Go find the Technical Manuel on the vehicle you wish to teach. The Humvee is always a basic vehicle. Begin instructing the young soldier on the proper way to PMCS a vehicle using the TM. Once you have instructed them, ask them to demonstrate the proper way to check certain things such as the gauges, tire status, and fluid levels in the engine.
Subject: Medical Assistant
As a Medical Assistant you are responsible for the well being of your patients while in your facility and also being a liaison between you and the doctor. Today as you start your shift your first patient of the day comes in. You have a 68 year old male patient named Max who is irate. Max has been a patient of Dr. Thomas for several years and is a regular. Max has recently been diagnosed with Dementia and also a rare form of lung cancer. Today you need to collect vitals and labs before Dr. Thomas can see him. Once you get Max and his wife into the exam room he begins to ask you questions about today and doesn't seem to remember what all he was supposed to do. Max begins to get frustrated and so do you. How do you handle the situation while also getting Max ready for his visit with the doctor?
As a Medical Assistant I am responsible for making sure my patient feels safe. While getting Max ready for his Exam, I would make sure I have successfully identified the patient using a minimum of 2 but preferably 3 different identifiers such as his full name, DOB, and address that we have on file. I would ensure that I maintain a empathetic voice and answer any questions he or his wife has. My main concern is the safety of everyone in the room, I would walk Max step by step of what he can expect to do today while in for his visit. Once I have completed Max's Pre-screen and successfully obtained his vitals I would ensure him that he is going to be ok while I draw his lab work. While continuously checking up on him to make sure he is not having any discomfort from the needle insertion, I would complete my lab draws and prep them for transport to the lab. Once I get ready to leave the exam room I would check with Max and his wife to see if they need anything. If they do then I would address it. Once I leave I would brief the doctor about the situation and what he can expect from his patient while going over my chart notes with him.
Subject: US History
During the US Civil War between 1861-1865: What was called the turning point battle in the war and what was the overall objective of the Union Army at the time? Name 3 major figures that participated in the battle and the side each supported.
During the US Civil War there were several major battles in both the eastern land campaign and the naval campaign. While both campaigns sought to support President Lincoln's overall Anaconda plan which would blockade and choke off vital supply lines to the Southern Confederacy, The most pivotal battle occurred in 1863 at Gettysburg. This is where General George Meade's Army of the Potomac encountered General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. While there were many notable names that participated in this specific battle one that is recognized today is General John Buford who commanded the Union Cavalry on the 1st day of battle.
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