Reflection: My Day-Four Clinical Experiences

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Day-4 clinical experience, I was scheduled to stay in the surgery/OR department to watch some procedure. The surgery/OR department is completely different than Med-Surg department. Nurses who work in the OR department seems very busy and fast when they do the patient assessment on the arrival to the department. In this department, the number-one priority nursing care I have seen was patient safety and requires teamwork and interprofessional collaboration. Because surgery is invasive and involves exposure to various anesthetic agents and drugs, and other environmental hazards, complications are common. The preoperative nurse’s responsible places with the emphasis on safety, patient education, advocacy, and ensure the culture of safety with all…show more content…
Patient teaching is the most significant nursing intervention in the healthcare setting. Effective patient teaching is very important because it helps the patient to prevent or minimize complication and ensure quality outcomes. I believe, it important including patient teaching as routine nursing care because it increases quality patient care the healthcare setting. Another important thing I have noticed in the intra-operative room was maintaining the sterile field and managing the risk factors in the operative environment. Everyone who enters an OR wear personal protective equipment (mask, non-powdered gloves, gown and head covering) because in the OR patients are at risk for impaired skin tissue integrity, infection, anxiety, altered body temperature, and dehydration. Moreover, obtaining informed consent from the patient or legal guardian, the consent implies that the patient has sufficient information to understand nurses must witness patient was informed and signed and document in the patient chart because it is a way to ensure patient safety and reflect professional

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