Patient Care and Clinical Skills
I got the opportunity to travel to Qatar on September 10 and visit a hospital there. As a part of the learning process, I began my clinical placement. I was told to go visit Dr. Faruk, who is in charge of the hospital’s renal division. On the day I first reported, I met the doctor, who was supportive and prepared to offer guidance. When I initially saw the doctor, he had just finished evaluating a 48-year-old female patient whom he suspected of having significant kidney failure. The patient came at the hospital that morning at an early hour. In addition, the patient had nausea, edema in the hands and legs, generalized weakness, and weariness. Despite the evidence suggesting renal failure was likely, the doctor still needed to confirm it.
Before rendering a judgment or a diagnosis, the doctor underlined the value of performing an exhaustive examination. I introduced myself when I walked into his office, and the doctor suggested we see the patient for a first consultation. I eagerly anticipated having a face-to-face conversation with a patient. The patient was questioned if she remembered the doctor. When she replied positively, the doctor asked if she would like to meet me and then informed her of this. The doctor introduced me, and the patient came forward.
The patient’s medical history, documentation, and current symptoms were all provided by the doctor. The doctor examined the documentation and inquired as to my knowledge of the test necessary to provide an accurate diagnosis. I explained that in order to determine whether the patient’s kidneys were functioning at their peak, we needed to analyze their blood and urine for albumin. I coordinated the lab testing with the doctor. I was present when the doctor used the patient’s test results to determine that the patient had acute renal failure.