We are working with cancer patients and it is of great importance to educate our clients so as to minimize the effects of disease, potential complications, unwanted effects of the treatment employed and safe health management at home. Our patients can face life threatening complication if poorly taught about their condition and expected outcomes. Therefore, it is mandatory for every nurse as well as other members of health care team to provide health education to all of our patients. Moreover, it is the part of nurses’ competencies that they are able to provide health education to the patients and the families. We have established the teams of nurses for different specialties like breast care nurses, stoma care nurses, perioperative specialist
Therefore, nurses must be aware of the interrelatedness of his current health issues and how they interact with each other. According to Schreiber, Nones, Reis, Chichorro, & Cunha (2015), metabolic disorders is mainly responsible for diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes, weight changes, smoking and physical inactivity are strong factors leading to long-term complications associated with Peter’s condition, such as, retinopathy, microvascular disease (nephropathy is a common reason for commencing dialysis on patients with T2DM) and macrovascular disease (Dunning, 2013). If Peter’s diabetes is properly controlled, becomes compliant with his medications, it will decrease any further deterioration as mentioned above, therefore his condition will improve. Effective controlled management of T2DM, will have positive effects on different aspects of his health.
With the knowledge of the condition they are suffering from, it helps them to cooperate and take their drugs. Before patients are discharged from the hospital they are health educated. Example, a diabetic patient is educated on the type of food to avoid, will be taught on how to administer insulin, to avoid wounds and for constant blood glucose checks. 1.5 SIGNIFICANCE TO NURSING PROFESSION This concept is important as it make nurses understand the reason why they need to be involved in health education. 1.6 IMPORTANCE TO THE WORLD This concept makes the general public understand the importance of their health and work towards health promotion and disease prevention.
I was teaching the patient how to use an incentive spirometer, deep breathing techniques, and splinting the wound under the supervision of the RN mentor nurses. While the nurse prepares the patient discharge form to send the patient home I did assessment data include the level of consciousness, monitor vital signs, assess the IV for signs of infection, and DC IV catheter. Of course, the healthcare determines the patient’s readiness for discharge from the PACU. In the OR, I believe the respiratory assessment is the most critical assessment to perform after surgery for any patient who has undergone general anesthesia nurse has to be very alert in this
Clinical care needs highlighted parents’ experiences in relation to medical care, hospital facilities and information. Parents’ experiences of their medical care was described under the first theme, parents were overall satisfied with their medical care and highlighted the need for adequate pain relief and the importance of the follow up appointment. This theme highlighted the importance of being separate from other pregnant women and babies and also the need for improved facilities for both mothers and fathers. Both mothers and fathers explained the need for clear communication from health care professionals and the desire to find out why the miscarriage occurred. The second global theme of relational and social experiences of miscarriage highlighted the parents’ experiences in relation to compassionate care, bonding and connecting with their baby and their experiences of support during their experience of miscarriage.
The healthcare staff can only act as a facilitator in patient 's decision making. With regard to this case study, I felt that all the above points should be addressed in Suzan’s clinical management. Reflective practice is undoubtedly an important concept in nursing to think about to reduce the possibility of errors in the future practice. The day that Ms. Suzan received the double dose of Omniplaque drink, I went back through the chart and realized that this medication could do more harm to her kidney as well as liver. So I contacted the doctor immediately to do the needful at the earliest for Ms. Suzan to avoid further damage.
Therefore, nurses can be involved in helping the patients by protecting them through training of patients as well as their families when therapeutic and surgical interventions are ineffective (Last & Hulbert, 2009, Marcum, Ridenour & Shaff, 2002). Nursing patterns are valuable guidelines for expressing the structure of professional nursing care, which can provide nurses with the opportunity to review, measure, and evaluate nursing care (Kaur et al., 2009). Orem for the first time presented the self-care nursing pattern. In this model, it is of high importance to stimulate the self-care power of patients and attract their participation in the self-care process (Mas'udi et al., 2009). Orem's theory is based on the conviction that a person needs self-care activities and that a nurse can help him meet his needs to preserve life, health, and well-being.
This brings in new information to my schema through assimilation, “The role of occupational therapy is to help people to improve their ability and live independently but the intervention plans are based on client’s will”. Through the course, we went to hospital for clinical visit. During the clinical visit, I saw occupational therapy talking to a housewife regarding her treatment plan which she has carpal tunnel syndrome and has numbness in her forearm and hand. Occupational therapist told her that she doesn’t need to use the splint that made for her from last appointment. However, the housewife insists to continue using the splint as she claimed her hands will still have numbness after her sleep at night and she didn’t have enough strength to comprehend her self-care.
They are considered as special risk groups because they are more vulnerable to various health problems. Children always need special care to survive and thrive (Parul, 2010). Because children are the wealth of tomorrow, good health of these precious members of the society should be ensured as prime importance in all countries. Prevention and health education is a big part of pediatric nursing. Pediatric nurse deals not only with the child patient but also with all the anxiety and demands of the parents.
It reduces the risk of not recognizing any deterioration in physiological status which prevents the nurse from acting in timely manner. It helps in minimizing adverse patient event. 4. THE HEART Through cardiovascular assessment will help the nurse to identify factors that can predispose to cardiovascular disease such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Assessment helps the nurse to be focused and precise in doing the physical examination and in arriving at the diagnosis correctly.