In the leadership in care delivery course, we were assigned to a hospital to perform clinical hours and provide care to four patients. Additionally, the purpose of this paper is to explain and provide examples on how our patient care included the concepts of Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies, delegation, handoff reporting, and a reflection of the clinical experience. Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) Competencies QSEN consists of six competencies: patient centered care, quality improvement, teamwork and collaboration, safety, informatics, and evidence based practice. To provide patient-centered care, I had to educate the patient when administering medications on why the patient was taking the medication and side effects. Care had to be individualized with each patient and it included providing respect with his or her decisions in their care.
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.
During a clinical shift, I would be responsible for providing care to patients with malignant hematological diseases, completing pertinent assessments and teaching skills, such as how to care for the mouth when experiencing mucositis and how to avoid infections. Self-reflection on Professional Practice All nurses registered in the general and extended classes are required to complete their self-Assessment every year. Self-Assessment is a self-directed, two-part process that results in a learning plan (CNO self assessment 2018). Through the process of self-assessment, you identify your areas of strength and learning needs (CNO
Nurses interpret and evaluate diagnostic examinations to determine an individual’s condition, as well as making the necessary adjustments in patient treatment plans on their health progress. In collaboration with other medical personnel, nurses engage in the development and enactment of patient care plans. Furthermore, they provide education to families and groups on various health issues such as disease prevention, among others. Scope of Practice The nursing scope of practice gives a precise definition of the strict duties of a registered nurse practitioner. It is obligatory for these professionals not to engage in medical activities that go beyond their scope of practice.
Assessment is a fundamental component of any nurse’s role. However, from what I observed today it seems particularly vital to the PACU nurse. While they do provide interventions, the majority of PACU nurses’ time is spent assessing their patients and documenting their findings. Patients in the PACU have undergone the significant stressor of surgery under general anesthesia and they have the potential for very serious complications. It is up to the PACU nurse to observe if the patient is declining and act quickly and appropriately.
Introduction A perioperative nurse is a nurse who is responsible of taking care of surgical patients prior to, during and after surgery. These tasks include attending to their physical, logistical and emotional problems. Perioperative nurses report on everything that transpires during their surgical care, including meticulous recording of vital signs, diagnostic tests and laboratory results, surgical dressings and drugs. In addition to all this, they are responsible for the overall assessment and any warnings about the change in status, which to the physician are crucial. The perioperative nurse is an integral part of a surgical team, and as such, the role it plays is crucial to the health and welfare of their patients.
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. Moreover, obtaining informed consent from the patient or legal guardian, the consent implies that the patient has sufficient information to understand nurses must witness patient was informed and signed and document in the patient chart because it is a way to ensure patient safety and reflect professional
As a pharmacy assistant you must be well versed with the basic medical responses in case of emergency. Learning basic responses to emergencies can help you cope with an emergency. You may be able to keep a person breathing, reduce their pain or minimise the consequences of injury or sudden illness until an ambulance arrives. This could mean the difference between life and death for them. Basic life support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.