The patients they need to take care of may range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. Given that breathing is essential to life, it is no doubt that your role as an RT can make a huge impact in the lives of many people. Your compassion and expertise may give someone a chance to enjoy his life longer. Anyone working in the healthcare industry must be competent enough to address the needs of the people they serve. Hence, a good education is extremely important.
Franzini L et al 2011 Providing specialized rehabilitative care to ICU patients during their recovery period. Presenting an attentive care to the dying and their families and alleviate the patients’ suffering during their final hours. All these includes the availability of services at the proper time, with well-trained operators using a well-designed ICU including portable X-rays ,laboratory, ultrasound, ECG, ABG analyzer, Echocardiography, bronchoscope at emergency situations, night time pharmacy and clinical pharmacists. Haerkens M et al 2012 ICU telemedicine [tele-ICU] ICU staffing by intensivists has been associated with lower morbidity and mortality that’s why experts recommend that intensivists care for ICU patients. Tele ICU technology allows intensivists to remotely care for patients in several ICUs.
This study explored the psychosocial care and the potential barriers that come across during the nursing care. The researcher addresses the ways to establish holistic communication and impact of it on patients’ recovery. Various issues were discussed and finally benefits of effective holistic communication are discussed. The research article concluded how to meet the challenges of establishing effective communication skills among nursing
They are responsible for assessment, therapeutic intervention and follow-up in a variety of clinical setting such as critical care units, hospital wards, emergency departments, operating rooms and many more. They provide direct patient care for those who have trouble breathing across a broad scope of reasons. This career comes with a high level of responsibility but then again, the rewards for giving someone the gift of life are hard to overstate. As the elderly population and the number of people who are suffering from various respiratory conditions increases, the need for respiratory care services also increases. Hence, there will be plenty of job opportunities for RTs.
Disaster Recovery (DR) Team Executive Summary Disaster Recovery (DR) response teams are integral to any organization. As the head of the disaster response team, I am writing to inform you of the roles of my team members and why they are needed. The DR team will consist of eleven members. The team leader will be supported by a legal representative, a business continuity expert, and a technical head. The team leader will be in charge of coordinating the activities of the group and communicating with upper management.
(Hagan and Thompson 2014) Augmentative and alternative communication is an “intervention approach” which uses communication boards with symbols such as PECS, manual signs for instance LAMH, and the use of computer devices that “speak and incorporate the child 's full communication abilities.” (Romski and Sevcik, 2005) It is important when using manual signs that the RNID understands the meaning of the signs that the service user is portraying. This can help the person with an intellectual disability to self-report. The RNID should try to get extract as much information as possible from the individual with regard to their pain. This can be achieved by using visual aids or pointing to the pain source. It is extremely important and beneficial to develop a therapeutic relationship between the nurse and patient through alternative communication as mutual trust and respect is formed.
The nurses should be keen in attaining the nonverbal messages which are used by the patients in communicating with them. This entails the use of body movements which is used by most patients in delivering mixed messages. Facial expressions and use of touches can also be used in delivering the nonverbal messages (Tee Brown, 2012). All these theories have been used by the nurses in order to understand the conditions of the woman. Through the effective communication criterion, the nurses will be able to know what to give to the woman depending on her body movements and facial expressions while still in the primary stage of treatment.
One challenge which nurses face is communicating with those who are hard of hearing. It can be hard for both the nurse and the patient if there are challenges to do with hearing. If an individual is hard of hearing it’s important to make sure you are patient and allow extra time in order for the communication to be successful. Before you start the conversation you should make sure that the person is listening so that you have their full attention and you should talk clearly by using simple language so the communication is made as easy as possible for the patient. (Lisa Dougherty S.
The topic End of life really helped me identify different attitudes about death and dying. This module also make me aware the services and care that is available at the end of life. Espically, I really enjoyed reading the article, “Difficulties in managing the pain at the end of life”. According to Panke (2002), nurses can support/help patients to manage their pain through regular assessment, intervention planning and administration of pharmacologic and nonpharmalogical treatments. In the module 4 the article, “ Ethics: Ethical Challenges in the Care of Elderly Persons” was very iinformative to read.