It should be noted that a charge nurse is a vital job because the person holding this job has to interact not only with the patient and his families, but also has to interact with doctors, nurses, and other staff members in order to update them about the patients that the charge nurse is looking after. The qualification of a charge nurse is to have a master’s degree from a recognized
Through analysing her nursing leadership is needed at every level and all setting. In my view of this interview through the strategies applied by Matron Yenny, effective nursing leaders rely on a mixture of styles depending on the situation she have been handle. Matron Yenny added she prefer more democratic leadership and tried to maintain harmony through an affiliative style of her leadership. During our conversation, I can see the democratic leadership in Matron Yenny through her action when she created a system to provide a venue where nurses had more of a voice in patient care and in communication with families. This system that improved communication between nurses and the rotating medical residents, resulting in improving patient care.
When I decided to enroll in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) last 2009, I know that I would be able to deal with different kinds of people and be able to be part of their healing process during their stay in the healthcare institution. Today, as I become a part of the health team, I learned a lot of things. First is being able to know how to communicate and work with different kinds of people may it be our patient or a coworker. In my every day shift at hospitals and nursing homes, I was able to meet people from different countries with diverse culture. My effective communication as part of the healthcare team was developed for me to be able to know how to talk to them effectively.
The nursing task may not only separate the drug to patient but also the daily care for patient, for instance, to feed patient and give wound dressing. To face on the multiple-task problem of nurse, there must enhance the awareness and reduce workload for nurse so that the quality of care can improved. Stage 5. Conclusion In this practicum, I observed a lot of nursing practice from nurse staff. Although they are careless to handle the preparation of medication, there should be alert to patient safety and to improve the quality of nursing care which is professional.
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. Particular case that was discussed for a few days was regarding a patient’s family member (distant) who would visit every Tuesday and steal patient’s
At the end of the meeting, I observed the team (nurse, social worker, and nurse practitioner) debate on the patients’ request for increasing their level. The decisions were mainly based on the patient’s behavior and interaction with other patients on the wing. Being compliant with medication, therapy, group sessions, and self-care were also factored in the consideration. I did observe an RN and psychologist discuss a plan to prevent two patients from arguing or becoming violent. They were discussing ways that were fair to both patients without compromising their needs or care.
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.
I comfort her and explain that her daughter was trying to schedule time to spend with her soon. We even called her on the phone just so that she could hear her voice. My residents need where cared for in a holistic manner. Personal Knowledge The personal knowledge experience by myself with my resident was more than just empirical, there was a bond, more than just treating the symptoms. A simple gestor, such as holding her hand and listening to her concerns, is something my resident never forgot.
Nurses also work closely with ultrasound technicians and patients. Nurses act as the messengers between patients and doctors. They also act as messengers for physicians when they can not be present. The nurses are the ones caring for patients, and taking all that information to the doctor, then if the doctor orders an ultrasound, the nurse then takes that information to the patient. After consulting the patient, the nurse would put in the order and ensure that the ultrasound was scheduled (and took place if within a hospital).
Some floors allow the charge nurse to take up to two patients, and others, charge nurses only supervise and help other nurses as necessary. For instance, I did work in a Med/Surg floor, and we had a different charge nurse every day, that was responsible for assigning patients to the rest of nurses according to the acuity and nurse experience delegating major responsibilities to more experienced