These factors not only lead to ineffective communication but can lead to misdiagnosis of patients’ health problems, wrong treatment pattern and death of patients as well. 3.5 Usefulness of concept to current world Society- nurse-patient communication does not only help the patients but the relations as well because the nurse show concern to their feelings and the problems that affect them. Through nurse-patient communication, the nurse health educates the patients, families and communities on health promotion and illness prevention in order to live a healthy life. Communication also enhances the quality of acre given to patients and clients.
One such example would be, nurses have to frequently assess any change on patient’s condition and notify doctor immediately if there are changes. Delaying may increase the complication and makes it harder to treat. Other than that, nurses must document down all the information in accordance to approved standards of practice which includes evaluation of how treatments work, assessment, compliance, reaction of patient and communication. Evidence by charting can help to prevent liability in a malpractice suit. Lack of documentation can alter the nursing intervention, such as in the scenario which stated medication was not discontinued when the resident was at high risk for bleeding.
Likewise in healthcare, oncoming staff generally does initiate not patient care delivery until a hand off process occurs. “Communication failures are increasingly being implicated as important latent factors influencing patient safety in hospitals. ”(Sutcliffe, 2004, p. 187) Parker (1996) reports, “the nurses handing over had direct knowledge of the patient and were able to convey idiosyncratic and personal knowledge of the patient. This is a crucial element in professional nursing practice.
A few factors that can affect the relationship between a nurse and a patient would be the tone of voice used, the way we phrase our sentences and avoiding the use of medical terms to make the patient understand better. Besides that, communicating with patient in terms of serving their daily needs is part of our noble job too. Although language can sometimes be a communication barrier when dealing with an elderly or a foreigner, nurses are expected to try other means and ways to converse to achieve a certain level of understanding, such as via sign and body language. Other than language barrier, communicating with patient daily is essential in order to build a good rapport and instilling a sense of trust. For example, when patient asks for a favour to be showered despite odd timings or during busy hours, nurses have to obey their needs and meet their expectations.
Abstract This reflective paper imposes that nurses, including me, need to be able to make drug calculations and correct medication administration. A medication error serves as leading medical cause of patient’s safety or even its life. As a result, correct medication administration should be a focus of nursing education. Nursing students including myself have difficulty learning math calculation skills which relate to medication.
Knowing who the decision maker in the family is helps the nurse relay information to the right person without hurting other family members with information they cant handle. Nurses have to be able to what to tell to each family member and this helps speed up decision plus saving lives. Nurses have to have this skill and this takes coaching, time and learning. View on disease
These are two potential of nurses one is misconduct when guidelines are not adhered to and second is the factors that might promote or inhibit guideline adherence among nurses. (Davies, Edwards, Ploeg, & Virani, 2008) According to Ismaile Samantha (2014), there are similar and different promoter and barriers to adherence with clinical Practice guidelines. The two main factors that impact to adherence with clinical practice guidelines among nurses, one is environmental factors that are patient, organization, standard guidelines, and second is personal factors which included knowledge, attitude, and skills, intention.
( Williams 2004 ). also , wasted nursing care had important impact on nurse-reported counter events such as hospital acquired infections, patients taking error medications or dosage , and more accident of patient falls causing injury. The quality of care on the basis of nursing care insufficiency was also explored and indicated that a important relationship presented between quality care and patient safety ratings . ( Schubert et al 2012 ) . However , Nursing clinical rounds lead nurses to interact with patients, respond to their interest , and adjust the unsatisfying conditions.
The topic of my capstone project is to educate other members of the team such as respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and radiology technicians about the scope of practice and the role of the nurse practitioners in different settings including the emergency department. Many of these co-workers have a lack of information about the skills, duties, and responsibilities of the nurse practitioners and sometimes this can delay treatment for patients due to clarifications for orders. If the roles of the nurse practitioners are explained and clarified to other members of the team the treatments for patients can be executed faster, but also “Advanced Nurse Practitioners can have a positive impact on other staff members by improving knowledge, skills
Importance of patient education Patient education (PE) describes a variety of methods to inform the health care consumer (1). Most commonly these methods are used by doctors and nurses to educate patients during hospitalization and shortly before releasing the patient from the hospital. This is especially valuable as patient education is often to be seen as part of the treatment plan and studies suggest that it increases patient compliance and therefore lowers readmittance to the hospital (2, 3). The educational instructions include not only the basic information about the disease, but furthermore what is to be expected after the release, when to seek medical advice and how to conduct proper self-care (3). Patient education might especially
Today both nurses and physicians are educated on the significant risks of venous thromboembolisms and the extreme importance of their prevention. A large role of a registered nurse is to be a patient advocate. Nurses can play a vital role in venous thromboembolism prevention by adhering to written orders, policies and procedures, and asking a physician for a medicinal or physical prophylactic order if one is missing. It is the responsibility of the nurse to recognize the risk of venous thromboembolism development, educate patients on the importance of preventative measures, and obtain proper
We would need to assess her understanding of her illness and ways he can help her improve. For her we could also bring in pamphlets to help her in her learning process. We all have different methods of learning and this can help increase her understanding. With family being such importance in this culture she could be scared since she does not have any family. Addressing this by having social work or home health come out is a way to ensure that we support our patient.
The current recommendations for treatment of those with symptomatic heart failure are a combination of ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers and diuretics to control blood pressure (Chojnowski, 2006, 38). Upon discharge and at follow-up appointments, the nurse should interview the patient about these medications. The discussion should include generic and trade names, times of administration, side effects of each medication and reasons for taking each one. If the nurse finds these medications are not ordered, she should discuss her findings with the health care provider promptly.
During my visit to the BRN meeting, I observed disciplinary hearings in which former nurses could petition to have their licenses reinstated or petition the length of a probation period. Death threats, gross negligence, and drug and alcohol abuse were some violations performed by these nurses. This presented an opportunity for me to have an outsider’s perspective on the situations presented and learn about some qualities that a nurse should or should not have. For instance, multiple bags of drugs were found in the possession of a nurse while on duty.