Reflection Qualities that make an effective nursing leader are the same qualities that many other nursing staff and general public possess. Such as, the ability to support and empower their team members, be well organized, remain consistent with their expectations, and be able to communicate with their team. Support and empower the team members An example of this quality is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on one of the units at Wascana Rehabilitation Center (WRC), where I had one of my clinical rotations. This nurse would ask each staff member if they had any concerns during their daily huddles.
She has demonstrated her knowledge of nursing by receiving her education and working with others in healthcare. I look forward to being like her one day and pursue my dreams, just like Angie did. Motivation is key throughout this whole process. I have always wanted to be a nurse since day one. Seeing my father battle sickness for almost fourteen years confirmed my decision.
The career I chose to pursue is Registered Nurse. The reason why I chose Registered Nurse as my career choice is I love helping people. Making sure they are taken care of in every area from bathing, to cleaning, to hospitality. Registered Nurse is a good choice because you get to work with a variety of patients, and kids in the pediatric department and geriatric. Nurses are also very specialized in neo-natal intensive care.
This forty percentage of time is spent by nurses giving their time, concentration, and excellent communication for their patient. Each medication must be checked and administered accurately yet promptly. It is very hard for a nurse in stress-fuelled wards to spend just one hour on this job as they can be constantly interrupted throughout the process. Nurses must also remember that administration is the final step of a four-stage process of the medical. The four stages include other healthcare professionals in the “medication cycle”, they include the patient’s doctor, the pharmacist and finally the nurses.
Management of Care Case Study Josepha is working on a medical surgical unit with three other RNs and one LPN. There is also a male and a female patient care tech. Josepha has been a nurse for four months, and after completing two months of orientation she takes a full assignment as a registered nurse. Josepha feels that the assignments she receives are not always fair, as she tends to get the most challenging clients.
When I arrived, I received a badge to be able to get through the building since it’s a locked unit, which means that you must have badge access to be able to get into the operating rooms or any areas that aren’t patient rooms. When I walked in the nurses were doing their daily huddle. That when they talk about how many surgeries they will have that day, and if they are missing any nurses or doctors. I got to meet all the nurses from both the post and pre-operative side. I had previously worked with a few of the nurses before at
Chiquita asks. Ginny replies “because I have compassion as well as advocate for the patients that come into the facility.” “I believe in giving each and every patient the fighting chance they deserve in order to survive.” “You will achieve GG” Chiquita continues to brace her smile. “is that why you decided to leave Riverside?
In the article titled, "The Lived Experience Of Pediatric Burn Nurses Following Patient Death." (Kellogg), nurses who work in the pediatric burn unit are interviewed about what they do as well as how they deal with the loss of patients. The conclusion of these interviews is that these individuals do not feel well prepared enough on how to properly handle the death of a patient and they all seemed to agree that grief counseling would have greatly increased their ability to get through these tough losses without starting to hate their job or not doing their job well enough. Another real life account comes from a working NICU nurse whom I interviewed named Clorinda Bryant. She told me all about how she absolutely loves her job and how she loves working with all the babies, but she concluded that by saying that it is a tough job to perform because “these babies have just come into this world and it seems unfair that sometimes they are taken out of it so quickly.”
PT, my preceptor, and I communicated about an order issue for a patient. The PT felt uncomfortable performing PT while the patient had a Doppler order to rule out DVT. Therefore my preceptor and I called the physician to clarify if this was still an active order, since it was 4 days old. When the doctor said to cancel the order, we communicated this with the PT so she was able to work with our patient. I also communicated with the kitchen staff all throughout the shift my patients who had a hard time reading the menu and ordering their own
As a leader within my fraternity, I've performed and practiced therapeutic communication without even being aware of it. This week I was able to active listen to patients, such as a patient who explained his glaucoma to us and how it was partially fixed, but a complication arose that needs to be assessed and stabilized. I also was able to sit down and talk with a patient before her bath to see what she wanted to wear. Asking open ended questions, active listening, being silent to give her time to respond, etc. enforced my therapeutic communication within the healthcare setting. A non-therapeutic bias I've come to realize is that instead of talking to the patient, I communicated to the nurse instead.
She was helped by a nurse 's aid. If they needed answers they usually went to the doctors or went back to their patient information for more insight. A typical day for Cindy was woke up, checked on al her patients, took vitals and then prepared them for any tests or surgeries they needed for the day. Some things I thought was cool was the relationship she had with some of her patients. Her working
I researched the roles and contributions of a physician assistant in the medical field. I did not realize how much physician assistants could do until I researched it. Also, the contributions that physician assistants make go unnoticed by many, they are trained to be just as proficient as physicians. For my product extension, I learned how to do back exercises on a pain management patient, and I will have a demonstration video with a handout. I may intend to pursue a career being a physician assistant, but if I later change my mind, I will pursue a career in dentistry.
Throughout they day they are constantly charting and observing a machine of each patients heart rate and blood pressure. They do this every hour. They are in constant contact with doctors unlike the nursing home when its only if a patients is seriously injured. Also another big difference is if something is wrong with a patient at a nursing home they have to call the doctor at the hospital they have to use your brain and figure what the thing to do.
The report is given to the HIM Operations Manager Wendy Johnston. The report is updated weekly and every physician on it is contacted and offered help in clearing them up if needed. Sarah Walker occasionally makes visits to the physician’s offices if she feels the delinquency is contributed to user error. EPIC trainers are also available in situations like this but Sarah is more familiar with what is needed for the completion of the record. If a physician is on the delinquent list for ten weeks straight they must have a meeting with the hospital Board.
On Wednesdays she will interview these parents in the mornings. On Fridays she does paperwork, billing, and writes reports. At night she catches up on more paperwork. According to Lori, fifty percent of her practice is counseling, forty percent is parenting coordination or other work for the court systems and ten percent is evaluations. Typical issues presented by her clients are mainly anxiety, depression, perfectionism, OCD, and family issues.