The world of pediatric nursing is something that is not fully appreciated until you get a first-hand look inside what it is really like to care for sick children who sometimes, unfortunately, do not always make it. Take oncology pediatric nurses for example. Their job is to care for and treat children with various forms of cancer, and besides the obvious, they also play a pivotal role in “optimizing the end of their patients’ life.” (Hildebrandt, p602) These individuals witness death on a day to day basis and they are trained to help a patients’ family deal with these losses, but they are on their own when it comes to how it affects them and how they are supposed to properly handle the situation. Many hospitals tell their nurses and doctors to simply not gain attachments to their patients, but that is something that is easier said than done. When someone is around a child every day, trying to help make them as comfortable in a hospital setting as possible, making sure they are happy despite what their health may be, it is difficult to not form some sort of bond.
Therefore, the patient with diabetes and hypertension is likely at highest risk for ESKD. 10. The nurse is caring for a patient postoperative day 4 following a kidney transplant. When assessing for potential signs and symptoms of rejection, what assessment should the nurse prioritize? A) Assessment of the quantity of the patient's urine output B) Assessment of the patient's incision C) Assessment of the patient's abdominal
I communicated with the PCT’s that I would perform the vital signs for my patients and worked with the PCT when my patient needed labs to be sent down. PT, my preceptor, and I communicated about an order issue for a patient. The PT felt uncomfortable performing PT while the patient had a Doppler order to rule out DVT. Therefore my preceptor and I called the physician to clarify if this was still an active order, since it was 4 days old. When the doctor said to cancel the order, we communicated this with the PT so she was able to work with our patient.
• It demonstrates the links that exist between research results and research objectives The researcher decided to use the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care to guide this study because the patient is always the centre of nursing, and because this particular model is applicable to all patients in all settings. This particular model also indicates the links between practice and outcomes. AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care for this research is that it is readily adaptable to the critical care setting where patients are critically ill and where by the knowledge and skills of nurses need according to the patients’ personal characteristics. The three components of the model are: patient characteristics, nurse competencies and the health care system. AACN Synergy Model for Patient care (Source: Curley 1998:69) Application of the AACN synergy model for patient care during life threatening arrhythmias detection and
If the patient is not a high risk patient, the fall assessment is done weekly or upon change in patient condition. Not forgetting pediatric patients, it is a must to nurse patient who are below then three years old in a baby cot. Patel (2010) explained that to ensure and maintain a good quality service for patient, regular audits must be conducted to ensure services which are needed meets the purpose and registered nurses adheres to professional
Proper Delegation: The Nurse’s Responsibility Every field of occupation requires each position to operate under a variety of different tasks and responsibilities. Depending on the work that is to be completed, sometimes, delegating certain tasks to those who are well-trained and competent to finish it plays a major role ensuring what needs to get done is completed. In the nursing field, registered nurses are tasked with many responsibilities that need to be finished in order to guarantee that patients are getting the quality care they need and are healing effectively. Part of the responsibilities of a nurse is to delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). In order to properly delegate tasks to these workers, the registered nurse needs to follow the five rights of delegation provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) (n.d.): (a) right task, (b) right circumstance, (c) right person, (d)
Teamwork: When it comes to the healthcare field, teamwork is very important to ensure ultimate patient care. The nursing profession is all about helping each other. A professional nurse understands the importance of helping his/her coworker now and then. Nurses also will be in need of help at times. Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected.
Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues. Nurses should see that the question that need to be addressed are asked and the information needed for informed decision-making is available and provided. Nurse should actively promote the collaborative multi-disciplinary planning required to ensure the availability and accessibility of quality health services to all persons who have needs for health care. Intra-professional collaboration within nursing is fundamental to effectively addressing the health needs of patients and the public. Nurses engaged in non-clinicals roles, such as administration or research, while not providing direct care, nonetheless are collaborating in the provision of care through their influence and direction of those who do.
IHI Certificates and FEMA Certificate- Current and Future Practices The IHI and FEMA Disaster Management certificates I completed was, shared decision making, quality in health care and introduction to the incident command system for healthcare/hospitals. All of these topics are very relevant to my current and future nursing practice. Shared decision-making and quality in health care are fundamental components to a nurse daily practice. It is our ethical responsibility as health care professionals to provide quality care and involve patients in their care. Quality in health care is involved in every decision we make and providing quality care will have a positive impact on our patients currently and in their future.
Promote communication is to improve patient safety and quality of care delivered. Assertion is a specific skill that can be used to communicate effectively by any team member to avoid mistakes, focus issues and resolve differences. Every staff member has a right and responsibility to ensure a safe and efficient outcome. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project developed guidelines that would enable future nurses to have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they