UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN MARACAS ROYAL ROAD, MARACAS, ST. JOSEPH. PROPOSAL An Assignment Presented in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement for the Course A literature review that critically debates the current evidence in relation to two clinical nursing Problem from your area of nursing practice (general nursing) INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Sasha Samaroo-Burgos By Tracey Williams Date 19TH October 2017 Approval………………… Question Conduct a literature review that critically debates the current evidence in relation to two clinical nursing problem from your area of nursing practice (General nursing)
The nursing profession, like all professions, has its ups and downs. The one of the great aspects of being a nurse is that you will make a difference in a person’s life. Regardless it being in an outpatient setting or home setting or even a school setting; a nurse touches people’s lives just by being there for them and providing the support they need in that moment. However, the not so great aspects of being a nurse is nursing burnout. I believe this is the greatest challenge in the nursing.
There are multiple problems related to medication errors that require nursing interventions. The goal of these nursing interventions is to identify factors that contribute to medication errors and to prevent it by using the 10 Rights of Medication Administration. There are many factors that can cause medication errors and the most common are interruptions and distractions. Research studies showed that there were 6.4 interruptions per hour and interruptions during every third drug given. Noise is also a big problem in the hospital and it comes from different machines and equipment, hospital staff, patients, phone calls, and call lights.
sexual assault nurse examiner are registered nurses who specialize in working with those who need medical care as a result of a sexual assault. These nurses play an important role in solving sexual assault cases as they are trained to collect physical evidence of the victim that can lead to the conviction of a suspect. They also support the victim through physical examination, which by itself can make the victim feel like she's being traumatized again. Due to the sensitivity of cases of sexual assault nurse examiners sexual assault should have training beyond nursing Basic AA A sexual assault nurse examiner is a certified advanced studies in forensic examination of survivors of sexual assault nurse.
Many theories exist in nursing today and are used as a guide to practice, and as well as providing a framework for nursing research. The purpose of theory in nursing is to provide an improvement in practice and positively to influence the health and wellness of persons, families and the community. In nursing, there should be a mutual relationship between theory and practice, practice providing the basis for nursing theory development where theory is validated in practice (McEwen, 2014). The problem of nurse fatigue continues to plague healthcare organizations worldwide because of long working hours, accepting extra assignments and sleep deprivation that can be dangerous for both nurse and patient.
Objection 1: In the instance of a school shooting, how does a nurse display empathy for someone who did something so horrible? If the shooter is being admitted to the hospital of the nurse’s employment, the shooting was likely in close proximity. If one of the victims was known by the nursing staff, they may be reluctant to provide care.
Incivility in the Workplace and Impact on Nurse Retention Clinical Question The clinical question that is being addressed is whether nurse incivility leads to high turnover rates in the clinical setting. Nurse incivility is a serious issue that must be addressed. Studies have shown that incivility, such as bullying in the work environment is a major source of job dissatisfaction (Berry, 2016). It is important to understand that based on research studies, a healthy work environment is related to improved nurse retention and higher levels of job satisfaction (Ctsai, 2011).
There are different types of violence that an individual may encounter at some point in their lives due to conflicting values, experiences and knowledge. In a clinical health care setting, newly registered nurses may encounter horizontal violence, while nursing students may experience vertical violence. The term horizontal is used to illustrate violence between two individuals who are either of the same or unequal status, while the term vertical is used specifically to nursing students (Thomas & Burk, 2009). In my opinion, many nursing students, such as myself, we are unaware of these terms because they are not frequently addressed. However, it is certain that it happened, and it will continue to occur if there is no appropriate action is taken to prevent this violence.
Cultural competence is vital in the nursing profession, one any given day the nurse is working with patients from multiple different cultures. It is crucial that the nurse give the patient cultural competent cares, which allow the patient to receive the best quality care that he or she needs. Cultural competence is defined as the “awareness and understanding of unique characteristics of a group’s social and cultural attributes, health beliefs, and values, but also encompasses interventions that reflect this awareness” (Cope, 2015, p. 305). It is vital to incorporate the beliefs and specific care of the patient’s culture into the patient’s care plan in order for the person to have the best quality care.
OR/PACU Observation Experience Med Surg vs PACU/OR Environment Medical Surgical nursing and PACU/OR nursing are two very different environments with the same goal of taking care of their patients with the utmost care. Med surgical nursing is defined as the diagnosis and treatment of human responses of individuals and groups to actual or potential health problems. The goal of Med surgical nursing is to assist the the individual or group in restoring and maintaining optimal health, bringing the body back to homeostasis ( Minority Nurse). Med surgical nurses work in a variety of settings such as the hospital, the home and clinics. Med surgical nurses have a variety of skills, they educate their patients , caregivers and other health professionals.
Risk for Infection Next, by implementing the VAP bundle, it did help to prevent further decline. All aspects of the bundle should be continued; the Heparin, sequential compression devices, oral care, Pepcid, and all other bundle activities. Having the head of the bed up was essential to prevent VAP, but it did end up making her body move to the foot of the bed. Pillows were used to help keep her further up and off the side of the bed.