“Emergency nurses require a strong knowledge base in every area of nursing during their practices, from pathophysiology to psychology, pharmacology, policies and procedures, and everything in between.” (Benner. et al, 2009). Drug administration is a fundamental part of every day in nursing profession. No medication is completely safe and protected in this manner. Therefore, nurses need to have an intensive and broad knowledge of the medications and its method of organization in the compelling treatment of patients whose life lies in her grasp (Kozer, 2008) Human life is very valuable.
Novice nurses can be new graduates entering the new profession or nurse entering new clinical area where they have little to no experience (less than six months) with environment. The novice nurses must recall what was learned in the academic setting in order to make assessment and decision regarding the clinical situation. Subsequently, they use universal rules and protocols to guide their task performance, and make judgments based on didactic theory with limited practice in clinical
In emergency room feeling the adrenaline going through your body, making very sec and minute count to save a life. If the emergency patient needs surgery from ER to OR, the transition need to be immediately for the patient survival. As, a nurse need to be the side of the surgical doctor operating handing their instruments knowing exactly what needs, is one of the jumps. Also, running to get any object as blood or emergency, is a task need to do. Every day as trauma surgical nurse, will be a new experience and unique that will not be repeated; new trauma and surgery will part of that
Perhaps, there might even be unreported cases of tragedies caused by medical errors. People are expecting to be cared for once they are in the hospital, and becoming a victim of medical error or medical malpractice is the least that people would expect from health care professionals. Among the different departments of a health care facility, it is the Emergency Room that patients turn to for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. For this reason, it is necessary for health care professionals to provide excellent service to ER patients by putting the patients’ safety and wellness as a priority. In order to reduce errors in the Emergency Room, health care professionals must employ strategies that would target aspects of the Emergency Department where errors are most likely to occur.
Although the early nurses who responded to emergencies during historic events may have been something other than the fully educated, licensed, certified, professional nurses as we know them today, their described role is consistent with a modern understanding of nursing: attention to the injured or ill individual; assuring provision of water, food, clean dressings, and bedding; providing relief from pain; and offering a human touch that says "I care." This article reviews the beginning of emergency nursing as a specialty, and the 21st century expectations about nursing during catastrophic events. Included are brief discussions of various nursing roles related to emergency
The study was qualitative and included 8 qualified staff who worked in a mental health National Health Service (NHS) trust in London. The format selected for the study was semi-structured interviews recorded by transcripts and analysed using a phenomenological analysis framework which aims to offer insight into how a person reacts and makes sense of a phenomenon. From the interviews it was found that nurses in the acute ward setting faced a number of occupational stressors including pressure from managers and other staff members, workload, bed shortages and violent behaviour from some service users. When reading this study it was quite evident that some of the participants felt a sense of hopelessness due to poor working conditions. Many of the nurses included in the study commented on the poor work environment and being unable to prevent their work from affecting their life at
World Health Organization defines nursing as: “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people” (WHO, 2018). This means that nurses care for both those who are sick and unable to care for themselves, healthy people, and the dead. One of the duties of the nurse is to educate the patient and public. As such nurses also go into the communities to create awareness on recent developments and how to manage our environment to prevent the inhabitants from becoming sick.
Also, nurses are in the unique position to affect change to improve patient care standards. The nurse creates a safe environment for patients. Universal precautions are designed to prevent the transmission of blood borne pathogens when providing first aid or health care (Centers for disease control and prevention, 2012). Infection control in maternity units should be priorities as a major strategy to reduce the high rate of morbidity and mortality. Operational strategies, guide lines and protocols for infection control based on international standards should be developed and become available to all health care facilities providing maternity care (Edoja et al.,
and Devi, L. (2014) examined the factors responsible workplace stress and coping abilities of nurses caring for the patients in intensive care units. A descriptive exploratory survey design was used with sample size of 100 using non-probability purposive sampling method. The sample consisted of nurses working in two hospitals under private trust in Maharashtra, India. The tools used for data collection were Stress rating scale and coping questionnaire. The findings revealed that majority (86 %) of the staff nurses were under severe stress and 14 % reported moderate stress.