Teamwork involves working with multiple people to ensure the maximum patient success. Being in the medical field, you have to collaborate with various people from doctors, EMTs, to nurses. It’s important to communicate with everyone on the team to ensure everyone’s on the same page. Therapeutic communication is used to make sure all the needs of the patients are met. Non-verbal skills are to ensure our patients feel relaxed and respected.
Ultrasound technicians may work and consult with everyone from janitors and other medical staff to medical assistants, nurses, physicians and radiologists. A medical assistant, or the ultrasound tech them self will call the patient back, escort them to a changing room and instruct them on how to be ready, or how to wear a gown for the procedure. The medical assistant will guarantee all pre-exam procedures have been followed correctly. After ensuring the patient is ready for the exam, the medical assistant would then report to the sonographer that patient is ready. Nurses also work closely with ultrasound technicians and patients.
Follow-ups with the convalescent can improve a bond as well. Simply calling the family of the patient or the actual patient and giving them an update or good news can greatly ameliorate the relationship between the two. More often than not, patients are not having a good time. Obviously because they are in the presence of a nurse they are either sick, injured, uncomfortable and probably frustrated and scared. Nursing is a highly onerous occupation that can become a burden for some, but patients should never see that frustration.
Unit 3:Effective communication in health and social care Learning aim A:investigate different form of communication We can All communication A community centre A family centre A nursing home A diabetic clinic at you local hospital 2A.P1 describing the different forms of communication One-to-one communication: One to one communication means one individual speaking with someone else with no other individuals join.The communication needs a start for example a greeting, such as 'Hi ', a middle part when both person discuss what we need to talk about, and an ending, such as 'See you later, Group communication Group communication is harder because of the fact that it just works right if everybody can be in to.Groups work best if
As a Medical Assistant, your interactions with patients will play a significant role in their overall experience at your medical facility. Patients usually interact with Medical assistants first, so their first impression of a facility, whether good or bad, starts with you. Your customer service skills will leave the patient with the overall experience of their visit. Not only should your interpersonal skills be used for patients but your doctor, nurses, and medical staff as well. Medical assistants work the central part of their day directly with patients so that you will need excellent customer service skills, patience, organization, assertiveness, nonverbal communication skills and a kind heart.
I informed them of the medications they were getting and informed them of the times of any procedures or tests that needed doing. I gave my patients privacy during personal care, and encouraged them to do as much as possible themselves. Often, I found patients had lost faith in their own ability to care for themselves. One palliative patient I had required an indwelling catheter insertion. Even though the patient was confused and only alert at times, I treated her with respect.
A nurse has to be able to communicate with a patient, record the progress of the patient, and also operate the equipment being used. Nurses have to be kind and compassionate as well, “The character of a nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses”. It takes a lot of patience to be a registered nurse, and not everyone is cut out for the job. I think I would be a great fit for registered nursing because I communicate well with people and I can multi-task. Being able to multi-task is probably one of the most important skills needed for nursing.
I can see myself working in a calm and slow-paced unit, either with the elderly or people in rehabilitation. I think that I find my true passion for nursing when I have time to sit with people in the hard moments of life and offer a listening ear and open heart. I think that fast-paced nursing will allow me to become organized and sharp with my clinical skills, but I do not find a great deal of fulfillment through it. If I did have to work for a short time in a fast-paced environment, I would still be able to gain valuable skills, and this would allow me to strengthen my weaknesses and enable me to become a well-rounded nurse. By having time to talk to patients, and discover parts of their story and how they view their health would allow me to truly satisfy my personal philosophy of nursing.
Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patient’s rights to make decisions about their health care” (Taylor, 1997). At the nursing home, I witnessed many of the nurses discuss with the residents what they wanted to do about certain situations. Autonomy honors the fact that it is the patient and the families right to make certain decisions about health care. Nurses also are constantly making sure that they can provide their patients with the best information to help them make a more successful choice about their health care (Taylor
This is the reason it is very important for all nurses to make sure that they are practicing safely and follow not only their facility policies, but the scope of practice set out by the state. I had the opportunity to do clinical rotations in our local hospital. I had many opportunities to work with nurses that had lots of experience. On one occasion, I was assigned to work with an experienced licensed practical nurse that was working on the medical-surgical floor. The licensed practical nurse had several patients, that had IV medications that were running such as maintenance fluids and antibiotics.