In this study, it is clear that with the same academic conditioning still learning by experience and competency-based training or seminar are some measures of reinforcement. Also, it provides a proposition that competence in disaster preparedness among nurses may vary from institutional policies. Taking this at hand, it is important to determine and understand the disaster preparedness of nurses in the hospital setting. In effect, policy-makers, other stakeholders, hospital administrators and nurses themselves are guided to identify inefficiencies brought about by low levels of disaster preparedness. Hence, It will be an enabling environment to provide safety and health of both nurses and their patients.
However, I am aware that the beginning of effective leadership would be by developing a vision of the organization where a nurse leader serves. Coming up with a picture of what would be a future of excellence in delivering nursing care in the organization would be crucial in motivating and raising commitment among the other nurses. As a nurse leader, the vision that I would hold dear would be to ensure I have the capacity to make sure that the systems in place benefit individual needs of the patients in a manner that patients are always handled with respect and dignity while the work that nurses perform is respected and valued. For this to be met, there is a need for the nurse leader to assist the other nurses grasp the envisioned picture and remaining at the forefront in directing the others on where to go. Subsequently, I would want to be the kind of a nurse leader who can enable the staff to grasp the vision, to make sure the appropriate people assume the nursing roles and to model the behaviors that are desired of the other
A hybrid staffing grid has been developed to allow both considerations to be accomplished (see Table 4.0, 4.01 and 4.02). The evidence reflects that appropriate nurse staffing is not only crucial for the well-being and safety needs of the staff; it is also essential to the safety of the patients. According to Butler et al., (2011), “Hospital nurse stafﬁng models and patient and staff-related outcomes”, interventions involving hospital nurse stafﬁng models may improve patient results and staff-related outcomes, which applies in particular to the introduction of primary nursing and self-scheduling. CAN Vantage point (2009) “Safe Nurse Staffing: Looking Beyond the Raw Numbers”, has implied when implementing a staffing model, many variables must be included such as patient’s acuity level, the layout of the unit, and ancillary support available, which aids in determining the appropriate staffing numbers. The skills, experiences, education, and the specializing training that individuals possess is also a vital part of the staffing process.
The most important step for this stage is to identify the change focus, which in this case is the implementation of eIMR in the ED. The change agent will be the nurse manager in the department, and the task at this stage will be to make others see the need for change, and also to assess the readiness for change within the
Nurses play a crucial role in the management of pain of patients; discuss this statement with reference to the relevant literature. Accurate pain assessment is essential for effective pain management. Evaluating patient’s pain should be done routinely while also recording vital signs. Andrews and Boyle (2008) point out that nurses have certain expectations and attitudes to pain. However, perception is reality and the patient’s self-report of pain is what should be used to determine pain intensity.
However, as the struggle to maintain inmate satisfaction scores with human right advocates, rapid critical thinking decisions making is essential, therefore many organizations are adapting to a decentralization model. The pros of decentralized method of our nursing unit provides quality, effective medical treatment within the prison. This plan implements the goals of the DOC organization. Centralization philosophies support decisions from a top level down, this would not support the autonomy of the nurse who is medical responsible for human life behind the gate alone to make life saving choices. While cons of decentralizing can create competition among senior nurses and misinterpretation standards differently, pros to carry out the goal to treat and preserve human life does not waver.
These factors include trust, support, mutual respect and collaboration when a colleague is sick (Norris, 2012). This incident had prompted me to think about several important aspects of nursing for me. Nurses should apply human factors knowledge to clinical settings to enhance teamwork and workplace culture. Human factors application is important for patient safety. The underlying reasons for clinical errors are often associated with poor communication, teamwork, leadership, and assertiveness in the clinical settings.
By determining the level of risk associated with the hazard, the employer and the joint health and safety committee can decide whether a control program is required. It is important to remember that the assessment must take into account not only the current state of the workplace but any potential situations as well. See a sample risk assessment form. How are the hazards identified? Overall, the goal is to find and record possible hazards that may be present in your workplace.
She states the concepts of the theory of goal attainment: self, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, stress, growth and development, time, and space. Her journal goes into thorough details of her developed theory as well as how it is used in the nursing process, the influence and research that led her to this development as well as how critically important it is to establish a nurse-patient relationship. It is vital that the nurse recognizes the patient’s values in order to provide care for them in a way that will be most beneficial to
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Hazards that occur in the operating room and its effects on the personnel causes a great concern to the nurses, doctors, anesthetist and other personnel working in the operating room theatre. The causes of these hazards however can be determined and some can be beyond the control of the theatre personnel. For this reason some medical workers prefer to work in the ward rather than in the theatre. Having been taught about operating room hazards, the researcher tends to verify if these hazards do actually happen and if they occur, how we can prevent them and what we do when they occur. 1.3.