How might the ANA code of ethics and the Nurse Practice Act help to guide Josepha? The legal and ethical issue that Josepha has to use is. He has to know how to discuss the issue he has with the higher or manager of the head nurse. It is good to communicate the issue you have with the managers instead of felling bad thing about them.
The main purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the effectiveness of bedside handover in nursing for treating patients. Clinical handover practices are considered as significant in the transmission of clinical care between health physicians. It is noticed that when the patient is handed over from one clinician to another, it is important to make sure that continuity of care is maintained because problem in this can give rise to various safety issues. A nursing handover is known as the process in which information related to a patient is exchanged between nurses, which includes transfer of responsibility or control over for the patient. It is noticed that at the start of the shift, the nurses get general report related to the patients, which
The purpose of this paper is to discuss stress as defined by theorist Selye, the meaning of nursing burnout, its detrimental effects, and the implementation of spirituality as a stress mediator. The perioperative department can be an extremely stressful environment. Patients and their family members may experience high levels of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear. A prudent preoperative nurse should focus on to alleviate any of their concerns, provide comfort, present education regarding their upcoming procedure, and answer questions.
In an effort to improve this, many institutions have set up regular rounds from an ICU liaison nurse to patients who are discharged from the ICU. This visit was done to provide education to staff nurses in areas of patient education and assessment. In some other institutions, nurses review Early Warning Signs frequently to anticipate activation of the team. The RRTs are also becoming more involved in end-of-life (EOL) events. During an EOL event, patients are not able to make decisions for themselves and the RRT is not in a situation to engage the family to make decisions for the patient either.
It also clarifies nursing values and development and allows for accountability. It involves patients in co-ordinated nursing care (Feo and Kitson, 2016). The Roper, Logan and Tierney model helps nurses to focus on patient care by following the fundamental rights of maintaining independence of the ADL’s without diminishing dignity. Recognising that their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour may be influenced by biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental and politico-economic factors and respecting their decisions in such. Overcoming and preventing illness to maintain independence is the nurses key focus in delivering patient care which follows the direction of the RLT model of nursing (Roper, Logan and Tierney, 2001).
Addisen King Ms. L. Wijntjes ENGL1301.017 12 November 2017 Nursing Profession As a nurse you are expected to care for patients, follow instructions from higher authorities, and help in the recovery of patients. A normal day in the life of a nurse may include wound care, medication distribution, insertion of IV’s, communication with families if not the patient themselves, assist in surgeries, and to care for all patient’s needs. Traits or characteristics of a good nurse are caring, diligence, dedication, responsibility, honesty, patient, organization, flexibility, hardworking, and intelligence. The ESTJs or extraverted, sensing, thinking, judging type are people who like to do things the traditional way or the learned route.
Decision making skills Nurses have to use good judgement & make quick decisions about the patient’s care. They decide when to administer treatment or medications that are prescribed “as needed” and they respond to unexpected patient needs throughout the day. Nurses have to use their judgment & balance what they know about the individual patient, that patient’s need & the lithely consequences of their decisions. Decision making process is 1st defer the problem, establish the criteria, consider all the alternates, identify the best alternate, develop & implement a plan of action, finally evaluate & monitor the solution & feedback when necessary • Health care decision making is associated with uncertainty & health care professionals have to deal with this uncertainty in their decision making • Key policy drives have led to the development of an evidence based culture in health care with a focus on the equality of decisions than care professionals. • Judgements & decision making are intricately linked & one cannot be examined without an understanding of the one.
March 7, 2018. #10. C-3 INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL 1. I choose this competency because as a nurse working with different diagnosis/diseases it is imperative that we have knowledge of how best to prevent and control transmission of pathogenic micro-organisms by demonstrating knowledge and apply exposure precautions as
Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon and it is the nurse’s task to identify the factors that may influence the patient’s way of experiencing and expressing pain. Pain management has to be prioritized and visible in the plan of care patients with pain (Abdul-Monim, 2014). It is possible to suffer from different kinds of pain and; every type of pain needs specific measures for assessment and treatments. It is especially important to adequately address pain in patients that will undergo an invasive procedure. Evaluation of acute pain should be done frequently in order to know if the current pain treatment strategy is adequate (Nichols et al., 2011)
They need to learn the various pieces and functions of communication in diverse areas of nursing. According to Garrett (2016), to maintain patient safety communication should be consistent, comprehensive, transparent, concise, and appropriate, consequently, leading to interacting and connecting with patients who demonstrated to improve results, reduce costs, and improve the patient’s understanding. A study conducted by Daly (2017), states that they are four themes nurses should utilize in their daily practice: 1. Prioritise people, 2. Practise effectively, 3.
Nursing Bedside Reporting, Patient Safety, And Satisfaction Scores The American Nurses Association estimates that up to 80% of serious medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers when patients are transferred or handed off during shift report (ANA 2012). In the nursing profession change of shifts require the successful transfer of information from nurse to nurse to prevent medical errors and adverse events (Sullivan, 2010). Research shows that when patients are included and engaged in their health care there is greater potential to lead to measurable improvements in safety and quality of care.
In the case study, it shows that the nurses did not treat the patient according to his/her needs. The nurses have failed to deliver an ongoing assessment of the pressure area, and this has resulted in harm to the patient. 2.1 Risk assessment form One of the tools not used to safeguard patient safety was the risk assessment form. When a patient is admitted to a hospital, risk assessment should be done at-least within 8 hours of admission and frequently continue throughout patients stay (ACSQHC, 2012). Risk assessments consist of Braden scale, which is used to provide a prediction of the patient’s risk of pressure areas outcome, based on causes for example mobility.
Nurses have a high level of responsibility when it comes to patient assessment, communication, accurate data collection and interpretation (Considine & Currey, 2014). The primary survey and collection of medical history require the nurse to have a patient-centred approach and apply communication strategies that aid accurate diagnosis. Assessment of a patient's airway, breathing, circulation, disability and exposure (ABCDE approach) make up the essential steps of the primary survey. This approach provides nurses with a consistent, evidence-based and sequenced approach; assisting the nurse to collect data per clinical importance (Considine & Currey, 2014). Patient Analysis