Change management in reducing the percentage of inpatient fall in hospital. Fall is defined as being “an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level” (World Health Organization, 2012). The author is a registered nurse working in a private hospital. In the author practicing hospital, inpatient fall was identified has a major problem. The targeted aim for inpatient fall is less than 5%.
Patient’s safety is an essential aspect of nursing care that should be part of the culture of a nurse as she cares for her patients. This requires that the nurse behavior should be directed towards achieving total safety 0f the patients throughout hospitalization. It is imperative that a nurse leader should adequately check the safety culture that is in place in her working environment and articulates a strategy to guide personal approach as they work to improve the safety
Demographic record (name, age, sex, contact) were also obtained. Then patients were admitted in ward and were followed up there. Meanwhile no calcium supplement was advised. Then after 72 hours of admission, blood sample were drawn by using 5cc BD syringe and were sent to the laboratory of the hospital to assess serum calcium level. NIHSS score after 72 hours of admission were assessed and noted.
Nursing is a responsibility to provide the best care regardless of the patient’s age, race, religion, sex, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or their past. A nurse must keep up to date on education and new processes in health-care, so they can provide the best care. As a nurse, you have promised to give each of your patients the best care that can possibly be given. Nurses must follow a code of ethics, to act safely, provide ethical care no matter how they feel about the patient or the reason they are in your care. Following this code of ethics shows your commitment to caring for people and society, it is a guide of ethics and standards to follow to keep everyone safe.
According to Bramhall (2014), Effective communication one of the basic skills of nursing staff, which enhances patient care. Add to this the communication plays an important role in showing empathy and thus it becomes easy for the patient to report positive experiences or even the bad ones. I think that the most important things are to communicate not only with the patient but also with healthcare team members. In addition, nurses need to be able to communicate successfully with all member of the health care providers and to provide and give the full information about the patient
Also, I like to demonstrate how this will allow me to be authentic in my future practice. In my creative representation in part A, I have shown respect, teamwork, commitment, excellence, compassion, competence, courageous, justice and accountability as the main values and beliefs that need to be followed by a nurse. Following these values help to provide a high quality standardized care to the patients resulting patients satisfaction. These are the values and beliefs I follow and consider important as a nurse to accomplish high quality patient
The health and condition of our patients is where we give our full attention to. Nurses can help improve patient’s health and well being by linking social determinants of health to outcomes (Ref). Research has proven that social determinants of health such as homelessness can affect health outcomes (Ref).We want to give our best effort to help in the development in each individual to regain maximal functional status through independence and self care. We need to make sure that we reach our goals in our plan of care and making sure that we will do everything in our ability to be as healthy as possible and teach them how to maintain being healthy. While ensuring our patient’s health, we should be mindful of our health as nurses as well.
The main role of the public health nurse is to provide the best evidence based quality of care to the client and his/her family in order to encourage independence and well-being. This in turn will help improve the client’s quality of life throughout the disease progression. Within the community the public health nurse must assess individual needs, plan care, implement care by liaising with the primary care team and evaluate the care provided. Throughout this process the client and his/her family must be involved and an adequate timeframe provided. The public health nurse acts as an advocate by communicating with GPS, practice nurses, specialists, hospitals and other health service providers, both voluntary and involuntary.
This system is used for reporting observed and new ADEs at the VA (VA, 2014). VA ADERS allows individuals to report, track, and electronically submit serious adverse drug events to the FDA’s MedWatch system (VA, 2014). Nurses should be educated on new medication policy and procedure, as well as, protocols (Anderson & Townsend,
Once the team meets together they will set up a plan for the pressure ulcers of the building; this will all take place in the facility. They will decide what forms to use for measurement and documentation, proposed treatment options and positioning devices that will be needed. “Try to establish a specific team, where each week the same members see the patients so that progress can be monitored most effectively and seamlessly” ( Vinayagasundaram, Halpin & Sullivan 2009). Once all teams are agreeable the study will begin to take place. The wound care nurse will need to complete weekly wound measurements the same day each week, preferable on Tuesday.