Every single action is vital and every second should not be disregard. Therefore, it has made me realized that even you had already encountered a specific diseases, skills, equipment and so forth we have to be vigilant for the continuous changing world of being not just a registered but also a professional nurse. In hospital setting, nurses must have a lot of courage. And have the knowledge in appropriate actions in delivering of patient care. Like for instance, I have to question the certain drug dose in the doctor.
The scope of practice is an RN’s job description including nursing assessment of health status, development of plan of nursing care, administration of medication, delegation of interventions to implement the plan of care, maintenance of safe and effective nursing care, being a patient advocate, evaluating responses to interventions and the effectiveness, etc. A lot of these pieces of the RN scope of practice are the steps of the nursing process. As a nurse, it must be remembered that if you do anything outside of the scope of practice and your job description, it will haunt you and there will be
The unit team includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists all with additional training to work in "the units." Both the ED and ICU, CCU care for patients with traumatic illnesses or injuries. Whereas in the ED they are treated in an immediate need setting, problem assessed and taken care of. These patients are either sent
To maintain quality in patient care it is very important to avoid errors. To achieve this, all staff in charge, especially if they are from different teams must maintain a correct communication between them when changing each shift. In order to facilitate such communication without losing important and particular details in the care of each patient, communication processes have been created. Such is the case of SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) process.1 The components of this process that the outgoing nurse must communicate to the nurse who is receiving the case are: S-Situation: Hello, My name is Taymi, RN caring for Mrs.Skelt. She has right side hemiplegia and is here for rehabilitation.
There are many things that nurses can do to monitor errors that may occur by means of medication administration. According to Leufer and Cleary-Holdforth (2013), a “[…] crucial role of continuing education in fundamental areas of nursing practice, of which medication management is one” (p.214). A possible solution could be that, just like CPR certification, there could be a certification for nurses based on the six rights of medication administration. In this training, each nurse would learn the basics of med-admin and ways that they could minimize errors. By completing this certification, the nurse would then be able to administer medicine as safely as possible to each of the patients that they care for.
I learned a lot from those nurses but could not decide which unit was meant for me. Nevertheless, I applied to the University of Texas at Arlington’s nursing program and was accepted in Fall 2014. That opened the doors to countless opportunities for me to find my spark. Through my lectures and clinical rotations, I was taught that being a nurse meant ensuring the safety of every patient and working arduously to maintain their quality of life. With that principle in mind, I practiced my skill as a nursing student on every unit that I was assigned to.
Nursing is the career I choose to continue in my studies and be for the rest of my life. My main professional goal is to become a trauma surgical nurse. This is the combination between emergency nurse and surgical nurse. When becoming trauma surgical nurse, I want to be able to help those people who have an emergency or badly hurt to be able to make their emergency an easier transition. In emergency room feeling the adrenaline going through your body, making very sec and minute count to save a life.
NUR1014 Professionalism and Contemporary Nursing Reflective Journal(I) Name: Ko Wing Yi Student Number:15001448 My perception and perspectives of being a nurse in the healthcare team In the healthcare team, every member holds different role, such as nurses, doctor. And they will cooperate with each other which to provide care to patients. Nurse include many important roles such as caregiver, health promoter, client advocate, care coordinator, counselor, case manager, educator. (The Nursing Council of Hong Kong,2015) During the practicum, I experience the role of the nurse importance because I did a mistake. Against this mistake, I will make the solution that to improve my future effectively.
Nurses need to be extremely observant and pay attention to very minute detail in order to ensure their patient’s safety and well-being. If something just does not seem right, nurses are taught to speak up, be responsible, and advocate for their patients. A great deal of critical thinking is required to be a successful professional nurse. Future of the Profession As the baby boomer generation is starting to retire from the nursing profession, there will be an increased shortage and demand for nurses within the next decade or so. Medical practices and protocols are constantly changing and new evidence based practice guidelines are being implemented.
Patients’ lives are at risk and they could be out friends, family or ourselves. Are there important patient concerns? Their safety and the quality of care they receive in the poorly staffed emergency care environment. Staff concerns? Nurses risk their licenses daily when they practice in an environment with unsafe patient to nurse ratios.