Fatigue and distractions via doctors, patients or family members cause the daily struggle of the medication round. Rechecking can become tedious when nurses have a patient in severe pain or a patient that needs assistance. If nurses could have the facilities and time to properly prepare, recheck ‘five rights’ and administrate, this could in turn prevent distractions and reduce errors. Klinger believes devoting one ‘protected hour’ whereby a nurse is uninterrupted, no visitors are allowed in or no doctor rounds can be done. This would promote patient safety as nurses would have time to focus and concentrate on the task, improve accuracy and notice any medication faults or errors.
Nursing, from the perspective of a first-year nursing student, is a profession that is underestimated. Nurses are the backbone of all health care facilities; without them, quality of care would greatly decrease. Through the influence of maternal figures in my family, along with an inherent interest in health care and a strong desire to care for others, I was drawn to the profession of nursing. However, a nurse requires more than merely an interest and the desire to care for others. During my first few months as a nursing student, my understanding of nursing, or lack thereof has come to light.
Nurses play a big role in our hospitals and communities. They are important to have because of their significant roles and tasks they have in not only hospitals, but clinics and even private practices. Overworking nurses lead to a more stressful environment, patients get lower quality care, and nurses should have better pay and benefits. Having a nursing shortage is a big problem, which may cause many stressful conditions. The nursing shortage increases opportunity, but with opportunity, comes with some consequences.
Assign task according to their proficiency level. Teach novice nurses and students. Be of good and exemplary behaviour, one who complies with the policies and procedures of the hospital. As a lead nurse also I have the responsibility to facilitate accreditation programs, ensure all quality improvement and assurance programs are done properly, collate and make presentations to the multidisciplinary team, lead my ward in infection control practices. All these require expert proficiency and I try to mentor my staff to become proficient in these areas.
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.
Alyssa DeMarco NYIT: Department of Nursing Short-Staffed, Workplace Violence and Mandatory Overtime: An IOM Nursing Issues Paper I view nursing as a process of continuous growth and pursuit of knowledge to provide competent compassionate care. Registered Nursing Professionals try to deliver the highest level of patient care to ensure satisfaction; however, they face many challenges and issues that hinder their ability to properly deliver client care. There are various issues in nursing that needs to be addressed and this paper will focus on three: nursing workforce shortage, nursing violence and mandatory overtime hours. These issues have a direct effect on patient care and this paper aims to discuss the impact they have on the nursing field.
The assumption is that only nurses who work in the hospital setting are subjected to nurse fatigue, but this problem affects in the rehabilitation facilities, home care nursing, specialized clinics. Nurses work long hours to compensate for the shortage of nursing staff within most healthcare facilities. When nurses are tired to the point of exhaustion critical errors can be made that would not normally occur if they were working regular hours. Peplau theory focuses on interpersonal relations between nurses and patients which is valuable in developing interventions for specific care within the clinical
Stress leave is becoming more necessary and sick calls are a daily occurrence on hospital floors. While there are various resources being looked at to increase the number of our nurses, what can you, as individuals, do in the meantime? Nurses’ daily contact with patients allows them to promote and educate regarding health and wellness. If asked by a patient what you do to improve your health, what would the response be? Isn’t it ironic that many health professionals promoting wellness to patients are totally overwhelmed by their own demands of balancing career and family?
Peer-to-Peer Mentorship for Academic Success in an LPN Program Problem Identification Beginning a nursing program can be an exceptionally stressful and anxiety producing experience. This is especially true in an accelerated, twelve month, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program. While the intention of nursing education is to prepare students to engage in the role of a professional nurse, the process of its completion is an arduous task. Students are often overwhelmed by the rigorous and fast-paced workload of the nursing curricula, as well as the day-to-day challenges of being a college student. Often, these high levels of stress can lead to academic failure (Kim, Oliveri, Riingin, Taylor, & Rankin, 2013).
Nurses are the heart of the hospitals, nursing homes, schools and many other places. To become a nurse means you have compassion for others, a nurse is a person that is trusted and sought out after in the world. After the doctors fix a patient it’s up to the nurses to take care of the person. When a person becomes a nurse they give their all to take care of people, nursing is not an easy job but it is worth all of the grief. It takes only a few years to become a nurse, however it takes skill, compassion, kind heartedness and knowledge of the human body to be a great nurse.