In healthcare institutions, nurses are the backbone of every healthcare and always the first contact patients meet on the arrival into the hospital. The nurses’ ability to communicate effectively with patients influence patients’ care and their belief about care. Through effective communication, nurses help patients to know and understand their health problems and give them guide on how to care for themselves. Effective nurse-patient communication requires listening and honesty. This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them.
Especially when it comes to giving medication, details matter. Doctors and patients rely on nurses to be focused and careful. The best registered nurses are meticulous, paying attention to the smallest details because they know just how important they are. Communication is, in my opinion, one of the most important aspects of nursing.
Personal context The word collaboration is vital in any health institution with health professionals from different fields because success or goals of the institutions are achieved with good collaboration. For a good collaboration to exist in a healthcare institution, there must be set objectives and people involved must have same interest in meeting the set objectives. There must be a good communication that is clear, honest and purposeful. A collaborative nursing practice involve cooperation with the nursing team, other health professionals and patients as well as their relations.
Moreover, the communication assists in managing emotions of the patients as well as the healthcare because it creates a bond between them. Through effective communication, the patients feel comfortable in discussing their perspective and feeling with the practitioner due to which the process of healthcare service providence becomes easy. Without proper communication, the staff at person-centred care would not be able to interact successfully with the patients. It affects the process of understanding their requirement and needs in a negative manner due to which
Compassion is showing care for others and displaying a positive attitude towards the care and concern of others. According to How does it really feel to be in my shoes? Patients' experiences of compassion within nursing care and their perceptions of developing compassionate nurse, "The importance of this relational aspect of compassion to the participants in this study cannot be overlooked when planning and implementing care. Compassion is a process that can be nurtured through attention to patient-centered assessment and planning of care. Patient centeredness is no stranger to nursing discourse, however, adopting this element to care and compassion is challenging in today's healthcare arena, especially when treating massively increased numbers of patients" (Bramley and Matiti, 2014).
As a nurse, maintaining a sense of professionalism is of utmost importance in order to gain respect from our peers, leaders, and most importantly or clients. As I have gone out into the field during our clinical rotations, I have experienced many professional nurses and a few nurses I would consider unprofessional. So, I have decided to touch on a few key characteristics that I think make the mold of a professional nurse. As I searched for information regarding the professional nurse, I repeatedly saw these words throughout all the literature; autonomy, accountability, advocate, caregiver, and communicator. All of those aspects are pivotal in order to maintain a healthy, therapeutic relationship with our clients and to provide the greatest, holistic care possible while maintaining a sense of respect.
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.
Three important tools can be recognized; guidelines, protocols and checklists. These tools are aimed to assist the health practitioners to minimize the potential risks and errors that may take place in the practice. However, to apply these tools appropriately, the team should function in a synchronization. For example, in the surgical department, nurses, anesthetist, surgeons, and even medical students can be involved in any operation. Hence, each of them has to know his role very well and also know the right protocol for the current procedure.
Apart from donning the clinic uniform, we also set guidelines on general appearances and basic grooming standards to complete the professional image. “Although the main roles of nurses involve assessment, planning and delivery of nursing skills, nurses today are actively involved in providing patient education, counselling and working in close collaboration with their medical counterparts” (Kannusamy, 2005, p. 595). Therefore, we are also looking at organizing customer service courses for the nurses. It will equip them with the confidence and professionalism to handle the day-today interactions and issues that surface during the course of the care provided. Also, they will be able to put to good use the appropriate interpersonal skills when dealing our patients and other professions in the healthcare
Models of nursing care help support the delivery of high quality care. Models of care provide us with a theory about people, their environment, their health and the role of nurses in their care. Models of care provide guidance for planning and delivering care. These nursing care models aid the development of principles and philosophies at ward level or in a hospital setting.
EHR 's are beneficial to all healthcare staff members in any office. An EHR system has many tools to help keep the healthcare providers run smoothly, and reduce errors. Also, there are many other things you can do in an EHR system to help everyone. Things like; looking at lab tests, scheduling appointments, and of course billing claims. However, every healthcare provider working with an EHR system should properly train the staff so everyone knows how to use it correctly.
This implies that the clinical nurse leader can take on a teaching position within a facility, ensuring that all aspects of patient care are met and carried out. Although the clinical nurse leader is not expected to provide direct patient care, he or she is fully capable of doing so should the need arise (Rankin
Interprofessional teamwork has become essential part of health care system in order to improve the quality of care. Many researches has suggested that collaboration of health care workers has impacted the patient care outcome in a positive way, as well as assisting to avoid errors by, “watching each other’s backs” (Cherry & Jacob, p 398). Furthermore, “Important indicators of safety, patient care, and environment of care, such as complications and error rate, length of hospital stay, conflict among caregivers, staff turnover, and mortality rate, have all been shown to decrease in collaborative care environment” (Green & Johnson, 2015, p. 2) In recent years, nurses are in front line in running health care in USA. According to Lomax and White (2015), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the report stating that in order to provide safe and high-quality care, it is crucial for nursed to collaborate with other health care professionals (para. 6).
The development in the NHS and government policy places collaborative working and multi professional working high on the agenda (DOH, 2007). Furthermore, the NMC (2015) highlights the importance of collaborative working in health care in order to ensure the patient safety. Literature suggests that, Collaborative working benefits both the members of health care team and the overall health care system (Perez- Merino, 2013). Within the context of collaborative practice the multi professional team experiences expanded opportunities to utilize their knowledge and skills , thereby having more impact on the quality of care that the service user receiving (Day, 2006).
Introduction and Setting For the last 3 years I have worked in an acute care hospital, on the night-shift as a nurse in the labor and delivery unit. This is a 16 room labor and delivery bed unit that also houses 4 additional triage bays, a full time nursery, and a fully functional operating room This labor and delivery department runs as a 24hour, 7day a week unit with each nurse having to take at least 16 hours a month of call on days, evenings, or weekends. This is a very fast-paced unit, which carries a heavy load of responsibility and stress. Labor is unpredictable with that you never know what your patient load may be from day to day. This is an area that requires knowledgeable and multi certified/trained nurses that are always on their toes and have the ability to adapt and react to emergencies without hesitation.