After Judy Spross ' presentation on CAM and your reading in the textbook on CAM, which therapy (therapies) might you want to develop skills in and apply to your practice of nursing? In what context will you use it? (One paragraph) How did the presentation and reading open your mind more to this alternative therapy or were you already open to it before due to prior experience? (Second paragraph) Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure to see Judy Spross’ presentation. However, I did read about CAM and the practice that I might want to develop skills in and apply to my practice of nursing is in the Mind and Body Medicine category.
The Endocrine System Beaonca Turner, Ladonna Wells, Anita Hall, Johnitra Tipton Biology A&P 102 Dorsey Nursing School Abstract In this paper we will discuss and educate our readers about our Endocrine System. We will discuss the Endocrine system purpose, and which organs make up the system.We will also explain the direct function of the organs that make up the system, and the role they play to keep our system healthy and functioning properly. In addition to describes the Endocrine system purpose will list any problem or diseases that may be associated with the system. Lastly we will touch on the relationship of the Endocrine system
According to Dr. Hoffman, patient-centered care involves providing the patient/ family an opportunity to participate in making decisions regarding their current and future healthcare needs. Next, incorporation of the patients preference and values in developing his or hers’s treatment plant is needed. We also need to maintain an ongoing two-way communication between the patient/ family members and the team to encourage the patient to ask questions about their care, and treatment. In fact, the information and educational materials related to their health needs and all hospital consent forms should be written in a language that a patient can comprehend at their level. Moreover, the patient’s condition and experience must be evaluated throughout their care and address any concerns or improvements that needs to be
Many teaching strategies submitted to QSEN intent to improve patient safety. Wisser (2016) develops patient safety and quality improvement educational strategy for pre-licensure students, this strategy encourages nursing instructors and students to review the current National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG), to evaluate safety practices during clinical rotations, to document observations and recommendations on NPSG Clinical Worksheet and to develop a plan of care based on analysis of observations. Patient safety and quality of care is definitely the main goal of United States healthcare system and healthcare organizations such as Joint commission has made a commitment to patients and family members to fulfill the first healthcare obligation “do not
When the angiogram was finished, the nurses in the cath lab inserted a straight catheter on the patient to empty her bladder immediately after the procedure, and then took it out right after. This follows evidence-based practice because the nurses were trying to avoid the development of an infection resulting from the patient having a catheter in place. The Joint Commission on national patient safety goals says that “The length of time that a catheter is in place contributes to infection” (). Because of this, that is why the nurse did not leave a catheter in the patient and why they did not insert a catheter later in the evening when the family had requested it. Give some examples of dependent and independent nursing interventions you saw carried out in the department and/or how teamwork came into play.
Exploration of nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers toward medication error reporting in tertiary health care facility: qualitative study Abstract Medication error reporting (MER) is an effective way used to identify the causes of MEs and to take the actions prevent repeating them in future. The underreporting of MEs is a major challenge which faced all MER systems. This study aimed to explore nurses’ knowledge towards ME reporting, to determine nurses’ attitude towards ME reporting and to investigate the perceived barriers and facilitators towards ME reporting among nurse. 23 nurses were interviewed on June 2015 using semi-structured interview guide. Saturation point was reached after 21 interviews, All interviews were audio
You can assess much of patients’ mental status via simple observation and through their answers to your questions during history taking. For a screening exam, you are done if the patient makes appropriate eye contact and does not drift off or need things repeated, is able to converse normally with you, and answers questions about medical history and recent events in a consistent manner. Obviously, if the patient’s spouse or child is sitting there shaking his or her head, repeatedly correcting the patient, or giving you a completely different account of historical or recent events, you will need to do a more formal assessment. Seven areas of mental status need to be considered: 1. Level of awareness.
Two highly noted programs are Culturally Competent Nursing Modules (CCNMS) and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). The article “Why Is Cultural Competence Important in Nursing” states that in these programs the students “watch videos, listen to and read presentations, and take tests (leading to certificates and credit units) that help them improve their understanding of and show more respect for people from different cultures.” Afterwards they take examinations and are evaluated based on their educational and clinical experience. According to Ann Kenny author of “Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Corner Stone of Caring” the National Standards for (CLAS) were developed by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in December
Hello Christine, I do agree with your post that observation is one way to assess a persons’ performances in the clinical settings. However, Oermann, Gaberson, and Shellenber (2015) pointed out that the observation should be more than one encounter to determine the student skills. The nurse educator observing the student over a period can make a judgment based on his or her observation. You are right that a significant limitation to observation may be the instructor biases and preconceived notions. It is important to have experiences with other educators in the clinical setting, so each person has a different take on the students’ performance.
Learning from medical practice, I have put these skills into my life by applying them to my tutoring sessions. I have applied them by explaining concepts that may seem difficult to students and make them understandable to each individual’s unique style of learning. Also, I have practiced the concept of situational awareness. When having multiple students it is important to give them all equal opportunity and make sure they are not getting distracted. By being aware of their actions throughout the session, it places them all in a learning environment where the students and I work as a team to dissect and further analyze problems in their course.