Registered nurses work in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professionals to coordinate and provide patient care. The goal of a registered nurse is to help individuals, families, and communities reach an optimum state of well-being. A registered nurse has graduated from a nursing program and has met the requirements outlined by country and state to obtain a nursing license. They complete the required training elements and practice using the knowledge base obtained in school and in orientation. There are many professional opportunities available, but why not become a registered nurse and continue what Florence Nightingale
The goal of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory is to decrease the self-care deficit. When patients are ill, they need assistance with care. As nurses we are there to provide the care needed while allowing the patient to perform as many tasks as they can for themselves. By allowing patients to provide care for themselves, they develop a sense of confidence and can assist them in overcoming obstacles in care. Per Meleis (2012), “Orem’s theory is categorized as a theory whose primary focus provides a framework for assessing needs of clients and developing intervention in enhancing peoples’ abilities to manage daily care for themselves and their dependents, and conserve their energy, and
Alligood, M. (2010). Family Healthcare With King's Theory of Goal Attainment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23(2), 99-104. doi:10.1177/0894318410362553 Martha Alligood provides an in-depth analysis of King’s theory that was chosen as the topic for this paper. The academic journal written by Martha Alligood, RN, PhD, affiliated with East Carolina University, explains how beneficial Imogene King’s Theory of Goal Attainment is used in nursing practice. This theory helps nurses create a plan of care for patients with family inclusion.
As a Consultant, CNS/ANP is required to utilize his/her role to solve problems regarding treatment and management of ICU’s patients. And in regard of this article, concerning SDM function in life support in end-of-life decision that need to decided collectively by healthcare team, patients, their family members and surrogate decision-makers. The importance and objectives of the CNS/ANP’s consultation are to improve the patients’ management and treatment in ICU. Base on the content of the article, there were good and bad implications that CNS/ANP might encounter. The good implication is that CNS/ANP is given the opportunity to explain and discuss with the involved parties regarding patient’s current condition and the prognosis.
This part of the paper will explain what a CNA is and what task is safely delegated inside their scope of practice. A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a healthcare professional who assists patients with various healthcare needs, under the direct supervision of a registered nurse(RN), or a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Responsibilities of nursing assistants vary from state to state, but for the most part they play an integral role in the health care process. Nursing assistants help physicians and nurses care for patients by feeding, cleaning and transporting patients. Nurse aides can receive additional training to specialize in specific kinds of care, such as midwifery, and may be required to have additional certifications to work in a labor room.
Nurses are taking up more expanded roles compared to last time. An example will be an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). What is the role of an APN? In SNB (2014), APN is a registered nurse who possesses a great knowledge in the clinical area of practice and are trained in managing chronic medical condition. Castledine and Mcgee (1998) see APN as a holistic role, which consist of practice, education, leadership and research.
Yet, through the many years of consistent research and hit and missed occurrences, the nurses adopted Evidenced-based practice into their scope of practice. Through this method patients and healthcare workers are ensured that the best practices are followed pertaining to selected health problems. EBP is part of the nursing profession because it promotes safe and quality care for patients and their families based on reliable, proven studies. What are the roots/evolution of EBP in nursing? Before EBP was imbedded into healthcare, nurses relied in the advice of senior nurses and what they learned through education and trial and error.
Applying Health Promotion Model to a Practice Problem It was learned from the first part of the paper that problem is inevitable and it is part of daily healthcare practice. One problem focused in the previous paper was about the safe staffing issues particularly about the safe staff level of nurses to patients. In this paper, the issue regarding safety staffing will be recalled by providing a brief summary of what was learned from the previous paper, and a middle range theory will be applied to the said problem. Applying a theory to intervene a healthcare issue can be done in providing nursing care and through the leadership and action of those in the administration of health care services. The middle range theory of Nola Pender’s Health
Standard of care is a degree of care, skill and judgment practiced by a reasonable nurse, may be established by expert testimony. (Westrick, 2014,p.22). From my opinion, they are observing and practice standard of professional nursing practice which is follow hospital policy and procedure manual, we required to know each step of procedure and policy before given care to the patient, example: new admission patient or took over patient, we required to do assessment and plan proper nursing procedure to the patient. Each procedure required of checklist to prevent carelessness and malpractice, example must be follow checklist blood transfusion and doctor order prescription before transfused blood. Every year, we required to check competent skill for special procedure like taking blood from artline, even that is a routine normal procedure at ICU department.
Examination of the teaching styles of nursing professional developments specialists, part I: Best practices in adult learning theory, curriculum development, and knowledge transfer. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(5), 233-240. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20140417-04 McEwen, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams &