"The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible" (Henderson, 1966). I feel that Virginia Henderson 's need theory guides my nursing practice the most. I believe that patient wellness is the focus, not whether they are sick or have a disease. Everyone needs care at some point.
This can be very challenging to deal with for both the nurse and family members (Copstead & Banasik, 2010). These behavioral changes should be addressed by providing a significant amount of relaxing and therapeutic activities to help cope with anxiety and tension. The nurse should make the patients environments as quiet and relaxing as possible while constantly orienting the patience back to reality with continued references to the present time, date, season and personal memorabilia. Personal photo should be label in order to refresh the patient’s memory. When interacting with the patient the nurse should always introduce themselves and make eye contact.
This degree will acclaim myself as a registered nurse, this type of nurses are responsible for caring and educating patients about their current conditions and at best to help them improve by carrying out duties such as to “perform physical exams, provide health promotion, administer medications” (nursingworld.org) and much more. I strongly envision that this career choice fits properly for me. The decision to be someone that cares for people, someone who needs to commit to learn, someone designed to have the hunger to work further only seems justifying for myself. The inspiration to be this someone came from my parents, teachers, friends and especially coaches. My parents who always remind me to be the finest caretaker I can be in this big family, my teachers, specifically one of them is Ms.Kelly,who influences me to always output my best self and reminds me that I can reach heights in life, my loving friend, Austyn Ah Choy, who never fails to note to me that I have the ability to show everyone that I can achieve greatness, and lastly my softball coaches who never give up on me and who help build my engagement towards hard work.
Moreover, Davis (2013) noted that despite home hemodialysis benefiting patients, "With quality teaching principles and good training resources, patients can even make Nephrology nurses’ lives easier because of their increased independence" ( p291-292. 2p). Nurses taking the role of assisting patients on principle bases on their treatment help nurses eventually give the independence of treating themselves without help. Furthermore, not only does this make nurses job easier, but if needed help with hemodialysis less Nephrology nurses are needed. This treatment also benefits the nurses as well as the
Evidence-based practice refers to problem-solving and making the best decision to solve problems with evidence produce in healthcare settings. Numerous researched study on evidence-based practice shows that, it is very useful for healthcare providers to identify the needs in patients and providing the relevant interventions which helps to improve the care process towards patients during hospitalization. My team members and myself decided to focus in the topic in the most effective exercise programs which can reduce falls among the older adults in hospitals.
Communication in nursing is known for its life saving success as well as its greatest flaw in poor patient outcomes. There is always room for improvement and when communication is carried out efficiently, healthcare professionals have reaped the benefits. However, there have been many instances in which nurses have had to learn the hard way of how detrimental communication can be to patient safety. Through research and reviews of literature, the topic of patient safety related to handoff communication among units is analyzed. In choosing this topic, many experiences resonate from witnessing the importance of closing the gap in poor communication among units.
Experience can be realized in many ways other than just with a real patient who may suffer for the ignorance of their nurse. Integrative nursing education should not be limited to academia. Nurses should have the opportunity to practice scenarios in a safe teaching learning environment, so that they could develop their practice. Several hospitals that I have worked for over the years have integrated simulation training into their new hire RN education and more specifically for their new graduate RN nurses. This large investment in the development of our newer nurse will improve the care at the bed side, reduce the incidence of errors and improve job satisfaction.
According to physical therapy reviews one of the main things a PT is responsible for is to promote worker health and help manage musculoskeletal injuries as part of an occupational health team seeking to improve return to work outcomes (D. Daley &M. Miller, 2013). From that you can say another responsibility of the actual therapist is to determine what kind of therapy is needed to speed the recovery of their patient as much as possible. Another huge responsibility is making sure the patient completes the program he or she is assigned while being there and assuring the patient, as well as the family members that the program will pay off soon enough. Many people would lose hope if their therapist did not stay around for every step of the
Throughout my job experience as a physical therapist technician at Green Oaks Physical Therapy, Las Colinas Physical Therapy, and my observations at different therapy settings, I have enhanced my knowledge to optimize the movement to improve the best human experience possible. Green Oaks and Las Colinas Physical Therapy have provided me with the experience and knowledge to assist patients with many different conditions. I have developed skills and learned techniques to properly assist patients with therapeutic exercises and safeguard patients that are more severely impaired. I provide the best of my ability and effort to ensure that they receive their proper treatment and to make their recovery better and enjoyable. As a future physical therapist,
Because family members of the patient can accompany them all the time and fall can be prevented in an efficient way. Moreover, family members can convince the patient to avoid few acts which are prone to the fall. Hence, family members of the patient trained in the fall prevention strategy. Another effective strategy to prevent the fall of the patient is by mentioning fall risk factor in all the reports when shift of the hospital changes. By doing this, healthcare staff attending in the next shift can understand the condition of the patient in a better way and plan their work.
1. The metaparadigm of nursing illustrates the collective worldview of the shared concepts of the discipline, which are: the person, environment, health and nursing (1). The nursing metaparadigm is the framework for many nursing theories, values, and theoretical models, which help guide an advanced practice nurse in selecting appropriate interventions established by their chosen conceptual model. A conceptual model or advanced practice nursing theory provides an advanced practice nurse a logical structural model to follow, which is aligned with the discipline’s expectations. Advanced education prepares advanced practice nurses to employ a superior degree of clinical, research based and theoretical knowledge (2).
Most patients do not know what advance directs are, so we should clarify the information and make sure they are satisficed with their decisions. If the patient in the last minutes of surgery wants to change anything in the advance directs, we should give them a chance to change it. Even in preoperative phase, we want to teach the patient what will happen after surgery and things they should do like ambulation. As the nurse you should explain what the purpose of ambulation is to the patient. You should always teach and educate the patient about their well being.
Nurses need to encourage confidence for patients to become more involved in their care, especially during medical rounds, updates and allow them not to be coerced into their treatment by giving holistic information to make an informed decisions. Nurses spend the most amount of time with patients and that time can be used to build rapport and share knowledge with their patients. Nurses would
I know a physical therapist job is the best job for me because of the work environment, education and training, important qualities, and salary and job outlook. Work Environment Physical therapists have many duties to help a patient to recovery. One duty is to help the patients increase their mobility. They do this by using exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients pain. I feel like