The American Nurses Association states that an effective nurse leader inspires others around them by helping achieve fellow nurses to reach their highest potential in patient care. The leader I observed, E.E, is one of the charge nurses of the emergency department. The charge nurse is constantly performing several different tasks on the unit, sometimes simultaneously, that are utilized through delegation, prioritization, coordination and decision-making. The charge nurse is responsible for assigning the twelve nurses to assignments between the emergency department, the fast-track clinic and the trauma area; within the emergency department there are twenty rooms with six hallway beds, the fast-track clinic consist of ten beds and five chairs and the trauma area is made up of the waiting room with three trauma rooms for quick assessments. Assigning the nurses around the
From August 2009 to May 2010, I worked in the classroom to learn about bedside manners, patient rights, patient care with various skills, anatomy and physiology, infections control, medical terminology as well as being certified as a healthcare provider in CPR. The course focused on the roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Assistant, how to care for patients throughout the life span; acquired knowledge of basic nursing care skills and structure and function of the body systems. The curriculum also included presenting papers on health professionals, disease entities and different cultures. Those projects have included presentations and often creative skits. In February 2010, I began clinical practice.
Additionally, I assist in different cases throughout the ER. For example, when a new patients come or when patients are deteriorating, the available nurses go into the room and help the other nurse. In these situations, I go and help as well and gain experience on the procedure to follow in
The impact of nurse rounding on patient satisfaction in a medical-surgical hospital unit (Blakley, Kroth, & Gregson, 2011) Case Study Purpose: To determine if patient and nurse satisfaction is influenced by intentional nurse rounding every 2 hours on a medical-surgical unit in a small community hospital setting. Level V Setting: Medical-surgical inpatient unit N = 200 Criteria: persons who have been hospital inpatients within the last 6 months. HCAHP Surveys, Interviews during rounding process, and focus groups. Patient satisfaction data was collected on a weekly basis and summarized by the Gallup Organization Patient satisfaction scores steadily increased in conjunction of the rounding program. Overall patient satisfaction was 3.5 (on a scale of 1-4, where 1
She then assumed an interim manager position for one year at Tufts Medical Center. Dorothy says she is frequently networking with her peers to learn new strategies and problem solve similar situations. She also attended the ONL Leadership Academy to bolster her leadership skills. How does Dorothy see the current overall effectiveness at South Shore Hospital, and how would she change it if she could? The CNO at South Shore Hospital is very visible and involved in all areas.
In my practice of Community Health Nursing, I have over 130 patients. Social determinants of health are something that I always take into consideration when I am developing a plan of care and service plan for these patients. I understand that Social Determinants are the circumstances that we born into, and develop in throughout out lives, including our jobs, and as we mature, it continues to affect us. These circumstances or situations also include our health care systems, and how they affect and contribute to our own
The rehabilitation team meets on a daily basis to discuss the progress and plan of care of every patient in the unit. The facility’s comprehensive rehabilitation team has developed and implemented the Neurocognitive Engagement Therapy (NET) program that is based on the on-site research of rehabilitation and quality of life of patients with various cognitive impairments. The primary concern of the facility’s healthcare team is each patient’s stage of cognitive impairment which can result in the orthopaedic conditions or fractures. During the clinical experience the majority of patients seen were the patients with hip fractures, total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgeries, and patients suffering from cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). The physical therapy interventions consist primarily of therapeutic exercise, gait training, and the use of physical agents such as electrical stimulation and short wave diathermy therapy.
During my 4th year as a nurse, I took on the responsibility to conduct patient case presentations on my unit. I particularly picked rare and difficult cases that we encountered on our unit, and illustrated what available evidence-based information indicated about recognition, monitoring, treatment and prevention of such conditions. To this day, my presentations help generate useful discussions amongst my colleagues and help maintain high standards of
Both of these skills will help me to be a better physician. Description: Prior to shadowing a physician at a community health clinic, I had the chance to observe one of the clinic’s physician’s assistants for a day. Victoria, the PA, met with both existing and new patients, which helped expose me to different aspects of her practice. Her appointments included assessing a chronic thyroid condition, following up on previous treatments, and a full physical. I also had the chance to attend the clinic’s monthly staff meeting where a representative from the health department gave a presentation on a smoking cessation program.
Each individual that worked with Jill including the medical doctor, the resource teacher, the physical therapist, the occupational therapist, and the adaptive physical educator had a specific paragraph within this section that described how Jill was doing and the progress she was making. Also, there was a section on the medication she was taking at that time. 2. Measurable annual goal(s): Several annual goals were provided within this IEP. These goals
I am writing to you in support of Toye Adefioye. Toye Adefioye shadowed me at Daughters of Miriam, a skilled nursing facility in Clifton, New Jersey, from 08/2013 to 06/2014 for over 1500 hours. Toye observed me while I provide therapy to patients of various diagnoses; diagnoses such as general orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, wound management, geriatrics, and so on. During this time, He was able to recognize and differentiate facts, and distinguish relevant from irrelevant information. He effectively communicate through verbal, non-verbal, reading, writing and listening in persons and in groups.
I was a resident of anesthesia & ICU for 35 months, the residency involved providing anesthesia to all types of major surgical procedures including gynecological, neurological, pediatric and emergency surgeries.I learned all the basic skills like airway maintenance, spinal anesthesia, epidural injections, brachial plexus block and ankle block. Intensive care is an integral part of anesthesia & ICU residency so I am sufficiently trained in ventilator operation, providing critical care, central venous catheterization and arterial tapping. I also worked as unit registrar and the scheduling in-charge for entire department. I have actively participated in all academic activities and gave multiple presentations within the unit and on behalf of department
In my 5 years with the company I was cross-trained in multiple positions to fit the company’s needs. As a Veterinary Technician, I showcased my veterinary skillset daily such as diagnostic work for hospitalization, anesthesia monitoring, and administrating medication. As a Receptionist & Client Services Associate, I performed administrative office duties such as inputting information of health records and billing into the company database all in a fast paced environment. Also, completed various office task such as phone call follow ups, ensuring proper stock of office supplies, and scheduling appointments wisely to aid in a productive work flow. As Lead Bloodwork Equipment Operator, I performed daily maintenance and technical support on
My first activity was sitting in the bed board meeting. This takes place every morning with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), departments nurse managers, departments charge nurses, house supervisor, wound care nurse, Infectious Disease (ID) and social services. The purpose for this meetings is to address important information to plan the day. Some of the information that was mention was: How many patients are admitted at this time, open beds, pending discharges, foley telemetry, central lines, sitters, and inmates. Once the CNO receives information from each unit, he then set goals to be achieve.