By fulfilling patient needs and not doing anything to put them in harm is an example of following a policy. These policies serve as a resource for doctors, nurses, and other staff. Additionally, the caregiver must understand exactly what the patient needs at the time; they also know what procedures to assist patients with. Code-switching is extremely crucial when communicating with convalescents; using medical terminology with patients can be very frustrating for them. To give a clear example, a nurse would tell a patient to take the medicine before meals, rather than telling them to take the medicine “a.c.” This knowledge that a nurse must possess is indispensable, it serves as a form of admiration, coherence, and reassurance for the most
Beneficence in nursing is used to benefit patients by preventing harmful situations or improving quality of patient care by advocating for them when they cannot. For this particular discrepancy those choosing exemption puts others in the community as well as hospitalized patients at risk. For us this ethical principle is better addressed if nurses advocate vaccination rather than dismiss it. Fidelity can be described as being truthful, fair, and loyal and advocate for our patients (American Nurses Association). The best way this principle is relatable to the topic is by educating our patients and the community about vaccinations.
However, if they had implemented the Transition of Care program, he would probably feel the doctors truly care about his well-being and would appreciate any clarifications about the medicine he has to take. Doctors and pharmacists cannot assume that the patients know everything that they know. It is better safe than sorry if the patients know already which medications to take. It will just be a review of what medications they have to take. I hope that this program will continue to expand and be reinforced and implemented to every hospital to save some costs
Post incdents review and debriefing of the staff team and clients has a positive impact on staff and client to learn from the incident and plan , so as to avoid repeating violence again. It is practiced in our hospital however, it is limited and not practicing effectively. Nurses would however utilize support from collegues and the incharge (informal supports) rather than from organization in structured way. Significantly, nurses need to feel safe and supported when they been assaulted and victimized. This cam be achieved through formal support program like debriefing system following the incident.Additionaly, it is necessary that
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.
Coping with chronic illnesses might be a bit more difficult for individual knowing that the illness is not temporary. However, the best way to live life through any illness, whether that be asthma or cancer, is first and foremost to have a positive outlook on life. A psychological way of coping with chronic illnesses is through appraisals (Gurung, 2013, p 309). Being sick and knowing that one has support through family and friends, can help cope with the idea of being chronically ill. Marital status, also has a huge influence in coping with chronic illnesses (August & Sorkin, 2010). Studies have shown that the presence of a partner during a life-long illness can aid in increased health behaviors.
It also gives the nurse opportunity to health educate the patient on lifestyles, physical activities and good nutrition thereby promoting health. Through advice on need for good muscular helps the nurse to reduce likelihood of some diseases and stop some signs and symptoms of others. 8. MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION Mental status examination helps the nurse to assess patient’s mental impairment and to know the extent. There is no way the nurse can measure the cognitive functions of a patient like sense of time, place, and personal identity; speech; mathematical ability; memory; general intellectual level; insight or judgement; and problem-solving ability or reasoning except with MSE.
Nice research and thanks for sharing your experience. Interprofessional team communication among clinician enhances effective collaboration while providing competent care. Competent care ensures safe practice, which also requires effective communication with colleagues and patients, assertiveness, respect, active listening and timeliness (Brock et al., 2013). Errors usually occur when professionals failed to communicate important information, or information that is communicated gets interpreted wrongly, or professional roles are not clearly defined. Hence, Team stepps becomes useful for providing combine training among professionals to improve communication and build a more cohesive team.
Evidence-based practice refers to problem-solving and making the best decision to solve problems with evidence produce in healthcare settings. Numerous researched study on evidence-based practice shows that, it is very useful for healthcare providers to identify the needs in patients and providing the relevant interventions which helps to improve the care process towards patients during hospitalization. My team members and myself decided to focus in the topic in the most effective exercise programs which can reduce falls among the older adults in hospitals.
The Impact of Informatics on Healthcare Technology has impacted health care in ways that will allow the practicing professional to deliver the best care that is relevant to patients today. As new technology continues to emerge, and as healthcare professionals (HCP) continue to utilize the current research available, it will become safer to manage and apply advanced health care for patients today that was not available previously. Also, centralizing patient data will allow the (HCP) to see an extensive view of the patient profile that will help to deliver quality, safe and cost-effective care. Technology has an impact on the safe delivery of care. Safety has always been in the forefront in managing patient care, especially when administering
In an acute care setting, I think is a beneficial to have interprofessional collaboration to optimize care. Most doctors have a specialty in a particular area, so I believe that they should be treating their area in a patient instead of having just one physician treating the patient. Also it think that it is important to have a pharmacist as part of the interprofessional team because they are experts in drug therapy so they can focus more on making sure that the patient is getting the correct drug, dose, and making recommendations to drug therapy if necessary. Including different professions into the healthcare team helps optimize patient care because dividing up the work allows each member can focus on their area of expertise. Every morning, I
A good nurse is someone who is compassionate, empathetic, and has a desire to truly want to care for the well being of others. A good nurse is also someone who is knowledgeable and also stays current in the medical field. As an advocate, nurses should empower patients by motivating and encouraging them to be active in their own care, also making sure the patients voice is being heard, and ensuring proper care is being performed in the best interest of the patient. A nurse is also an educator; nurses have the responsibility of educating their patients on their medical condition when the patient does not understand their prognoses. When a patient has a lack of knowledge of the care that is being provided, the nurse also has a responsibility to explain the care and why it will help the patient in the process.
Hello class, When taking patients reproductive history as a medical assistant I will stay very professional and respectful. Some patients might not feel comfortable releasing private information to you therefore you should assure them that whatever information they disclose to you will be use only for health reason. Make the patient feel comfortable. Some of the questions that you will ask them can make the patient feel embarrassed or uncomfortable because the patient doesn 't want for her private life to be known. Depending on the patient I will try to help them understand that what am asking is not to be nosy but to help the doctor better serve them.
Tolicia, I agree that getting patients involved in all aspects of their care would greatly reduce the number of medication errors. If a patient knows what their medication looks like, what time they take it, what route it is administered, and what it is for, then this will protect them from receiving the wrong medication. Encouraging patients to get involved in their care would also present more opportunities for patient education and it would allow the patient to ask any questions they may have about their condition, and to mention any side effects or new problems they are experiencing. Urging patients to speak up about their medication administration could also allow the doctors and nurses extra opportunitites to evaluate if the medication
This approach allows individuals to work together to better communicate amongst one another while also allowing these individuals to make their own informed decisions. This particular form of leadership can enhance healthcare management as well. Supportive dialogue between several stakeholders, sharing different experiences; and reducing complex situations within the healthcare system are all factors of collaborative leadership. Individuals with leadership authority need to be able to engage with the leadership process so that they are continuously involved in ratifying and altering practices the best way they see fit. Collaborative healthcare leadership requires an interdependent environment where different groups and organizations work together for an effective process.