Acts as an advocate for client and empowers clients and families. 1) In my long-term care placement, one of clients had a diabetic diet ordered for lunch but the kitchen gave her a regular diet which made it difficult for her to eat. I had to come in and talk on her behalf and got her food changed to the diabetic diet. 2) In my 2402 clinical placement, I had a patient with acid reflux and Gaviscon was ordered for him for 4 times a day. After 3 hours of taking the second dose his symptom worsened and he asked for more medication.
It is the job of the APN to apply their skills to promote a culture of excellence. Promoting such a culture involves using all aspects of the quality competency. The Nurse Practitioner is in a unique position as a clinician and manager. According to Carney (2011), clinical managers have the capability to ensure the safe, ethical, and high quality of care due to their professional background, which is firmly grounded in ethical healthcare. Therefore, the APN has a distinct set of skills that will ensure positive patient outcomes.
And although she has occasionally seen vegetables and fruit at meals, they are usually of the caned variety. The day she took her Grandmother out of the facility, they served her three pieces of toast with jam and French Toast. The put it on the table at 9 am and kept reheating it, until Susan said she would get her Grandmother breakfast at 11
In my W2, the changes I made in my diet was to incorporate more vegetables and fruits. These not only provide fiber, which I was deficient in my WB1 but also different minerals and vitamins for a healthy diet. I also, added whole grains to my consumption of bread and pasta since I usually only ate regular white bread. Two major enriched fiber foods that I added in my perfect 3 days was beans and sweet potato which helped me overcome the deficiency of my WB1. To meet my goal of protein I had to add avocado, egg, cucumber, broccoli, liver, and raisins, all of these are high in protein which made me had more energy throughout my day.
For diet– the first step is cutting out all fats and processed sugars– really– all of them! Then work on getting a balanced diet– most people eat way too many carbohydrates, which if unused by your body are converted to fats– and not nearly enough fruits and vegetables. the best advice I can give you is to limit your carb intake to 4-5 servings a day– an example of a serving is one slice of bread of 1/2 cup of uncooked pasta. And then “eat the rainbow” for fruits and vegetables–
Patient empowerment: Patient empowerment in the international point of view is seen as a portion of the human side of healthcare. To gain the empowerment requires time and patients need to be strong in order to gain greater outcomes. With mutual trust gained from the nurse and patient, both nurse and patients will gain the confident. Being a Malaysian I am proud to say that our Malaysia Ministry of Health, had strongly support patient empowerment and each individual are responsible for their own health. It is believed that, regulations and enforcement activities are the tools to facilitate and enhanced individuals and the communities towards self empowerment.
Healthy women often need to consume about 300 more calories daily than they did before they became pregnant. However, hormonal changes may cause nausea and vomiting during the early part of pregnancy, which may lead to loss of appetite, undernutrition and weight loss. Common nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy include a deficiency in iron, folate, vitamins A, D, B6, B12, niacin, thiamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and protein. Nutritional Goals for Healthy Pregnancy It is important to eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients your body and your baby needs. Experts recommend eating the following daily servings: • Breads and grains – 6 to 11
One of the key responsibilities for nurses is to help the patients in understanding the medical intervention planned for them and the things they can do to assist in their case, including list of things they should and shouldn’t do during the treatment till recovery. Research has shown that some clinical quality measures are strongly related to good nursing care (NorthWestern Memorial Hospital, 2014). They way that a nurse performs each and every activity has a substantial impact on quality of healthcare. This can also be seen in the understanding of patients that a good relationship with a compassionate, well-informed and capable nurse can help in the well-being and effectiveness of the care they
It is a means of empowering health practitioner and the patient. It is necessary to find out the conditions of nurses and work they perform in a culturally safe way. Like many other subjects in nursing, cultural safety is important to learn from the people of different backgrounds, values, beliefs and experiences to work in a culturally safe way. (nursing review) As need of health care is over growing, it is better to provide health services caring with patient’s values, listening to them with due respecting their