It’s a psychologist and also a nurse job to know how the body and mind of a patients work. It has couple differences and similarities with psychology and nursing. The differences are that psychology deals with helping the patient emotionally, and
Without being diagnosed correctly, “7.5 percent of U.S children between the ages [of] 6 and 17 take medication for ‘emotional or behavioral difficulties’” (Insel). Overmedication is the inappropriate medical treatment that occurs when a patient is given or takes unnecessary or excessive medications. Many are wrongly diagnosed by doctors, or self-medicated. With every disorder comes an evaluation and many doctors do not evaluate their patients or their behavior, they get straight to medicating.
Kinetic therapy is better known as continuous side-to-side turning utilizing specialty patient beds. The study included 234 critically ill patients in the ICU with perfusion/ventilation (P/F) ratios less than 250, Glasgow Coma Scale score less than 11, and those patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Kinetic therapy was compared with standard repositioning. The study concluded the incidence of pneumonia was lower in the patient who received kinetic therapy versus standard repositioning. Significant differences in LOS were noted, and the cost of stay was less with kinetic therapy group.
4.1 Summary In this quantitative cross-sectional study the researchers have carried out an investigation on the links between dependent variable (DV) (these included risk assessment, skin assessment within 24 h of admission, pressure reducing mattress (PRM) and planned repositioning in bed) and independent variables (IV) ( i.e. Hospital and unit type, nursing staff and workload, and patient characteristics) in 2 healthcare setting in Sweden [one general (350 beds) and one university (1100 beds) hospital]. The university hospital developed a PUP plan. The general hospital did not have this in place, however they had a higher percentage of nurses carrying out direct patient care (62.8% vs 52.8) and nurses in the general hospital had more experience.
Studies show that, although there is a growing need for hospice nurses and physicians, there are not enough qualified workers to meet the demand. In hopes of curbing this shortage in workforce, the authors conducted this study to test their hypothesis that hospice volunteers can fulfill a communication role for family caregivers concerning pain management. 2. Methods & Evidence: Please briefly explain what kind of data the researchers collected (ex.: survey responses, interviews, focus groups, experimental). Explain how this type of evidence can help to answer the research
Although a recent survey found more than half of all inmates had some form of mental illness (4), they had developed that mental illness before incarceration. On the other hand, I did find a bit of information regarding the effects of overcrowding on mentally ill inmates. Because many overcrowded prisons are understaffed in medical personal, inmates who are mentally ill often go untreated. Scholars and mental health practitioners have suggested that the combination of adverse prison conditions and the lack of adequate and effective treatment resources may result in some prisoners with preexisting mental health conditions suffering an exacerbation of symptoms (4). Nonetheless, overcrowding is a direct violation of inmates’ Eighth Amendment rights; prohibition of cruel and unusual
The theorist Betty Neuman explains how the whole system affects the patient’s health and shows how the nurses are responsible for the social, mental, spiritual, physical and emotional state of the patient and not only the physical aspect. With the theory, nurses and other professionals are able to provide effective systematic nursing care to their patient using the System Model. Furthermore, her ideas give the importance on how to give the right care through stressful situations and give knowledge and development to the science of nursing. The Model also speaks to coping with unexpected situations through three prevention levels which are the primary prevention, secondary prevention, and the tertiary prevention. Generally, I choose this model
If they fail to recognize and address sleep deprivation as a serious health issue, nursing shortage will be more acute. Nurse managers/matron has a responsibility to formulate strategies to assist those who find it difficult to work at night. For shift worker (nurses), the research enforces the importance of family support and family involvement in moderating shift work’s potentially negative effects. Strategies are needed to assist nurses to promote sleep health within the complex context of their own sleep needs, organizational demands, and domestic responsibilities. Education in stress recognition and reduction techniques is helpful.
If the nurse’s errors with medication during administration, she/he is solely to blame however. Other professionals are equally at fault when a medication error occurs along the stages. The four stages involve the prescription, the transcription, dispensing and
While patients may benefit from restraints, they can also be harmful. There are various types of restraints, but the most common ones are physical and chemical restraints. Physical restraints are different from chemical restraints. Chemical restraints are psychoactive drugs given to a patient to potentially keep them from doing voluntary movement (Hoffman,2011). Restraints are used in various medical settings such as acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities.
In the field of nursing practice nurses frequently experience situations which encourage them to think about ethical and legal aspects to make decisions. In this case study author will examine different ethical principles and legal possibilities which could be applied to make decision. In this case, a nurse is suffering from debilitating motor neuron disease. She realise that disease is progressive and in short time she will be in last stage of disease. She is worried about emotional and financial effects of disease on her family.
In the healthcare industry, scientist, researchers, and physicians frequently come up with ideas and suggest to better the quality of healthcare. One issue about hospital stays is the acquired infection that patient may receive during their stay in the hospital. Some may be minor such a an urinary tract infection or something that can be potentially fatal as Clostridium difficile. A potential technology that can be expanded throughout health care if the use of UV light to disinfect patients rooms. A study has took place in a few hospitals where the infection rate has decreased by over 50%.
Hi Mia, It is interesting to read how SBAR is utilized in other areas. AT YRMC in Yuma we use SBAR, but is relayed face to face or via phone. I agree with you that although it is a convenience to have the patient’s information faxed from the ED to the floor the patient is going to, I can see where this can pose a problem. There are many obstacles that the nurse may face in receiving or relaying a patient hand-off, these being “communication challenges [which] can be a result of human factors, such as poor communication skills; lack of resources to support communication training; lack of support for active communication in the clinical setting; or an inappropriate environment for handoff due to interruptions” (Cudjoe, 2016, p.1) all factors
The one piece of information that will most likely affect my nursing practice will be to ensure I inquire about a caregiver’s emotional state and how he or she is coping. As an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse, I see firsthand how caregivers resume care at the hospital for his or her loved ones, even though there are health care professionals ready to take care of personal needs. It seems as if a caregiver does not know when to stop giving. A caregiver will at times, succumb under mounting challenges and tribulations at some point and will need support. For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014).