Intuition In Nursing

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As a nursing student, you are expected to gain a lot of knowledge and learn many skills throughout your years in the program. There is one skill that isn’t taught in nursing school and that is intuition. When you look up the definition of intuition in the Webster’s Dictionary it states it is a “quick and ready insight, immediate apprehension or cognition, or a knowledge or conviction gained by intuition” (Merriam-Webster, 2018). You get an understanding of the term but still feel that something is missing. The term intuition is a concept that hasn’t been adequately defined when related to nursing. Intuition could be called a hunch or instinct. It may also be thought of as a sixth sense. It has elements of decision making and clinical judgement.…show more content…
The stated objective to understand and validate the factor of “gut instinct” with the charge nurses and how it helps them navigate towards the application of trauma code. The trauma code helps to recognize the severity of the problem or the injury. The study focuses and benefits its readers by providing the essential factor which can be used by the nurses to apply the trauma code in a proper manner. The defining of this objective is the next benefit that the article provides for where the author has made use of a lot of literature scanning by which the experience and observation in the emergency department could be seen as objectively as possible. At the start of the article there has been details provided on the chronology of events that took place in the emergency department till the point of application of the trauma code. By doing so the reader can get a straight glimpse of the information that is essential of the things that take place in the emergency department prior to application of the trauma code. This process would consist of the step where the national guidelines persist on identification of the vital signs and implementation of the codes thereafter. Subconscious use of intuition can help towards the taking the right decision when the trauma code needs to be initiated. The author has made use of a lot of practical knowledge and experience towards determining the research…show more content…
The approach has been set out for level III healthcare units which consist of 135 bed on trauma and has an ideal location 80 miles from the level I unit. This region has been selected for study as there are a roughly population of 118000 people as per the US census bureau of 2011. This hospital unit on average tends to have 200 traumas to deal with an annual basis. The simple reason behind selection of such an approach was that it would help to diversify the objective data for assessment and lead to sound derivation of conclusion (Hagan, 2014). Such a design is an essential tool which can be used on a subset or can be applied to the whole population in order to understand their response objectively. Such an approach can be help evaluation of different points or groups. In the case of the descriptive element of the design there is the characterization of the prevalence of the results which can be assessed at some point in time across all the platforms (Sedgwick, 2014). The approach states of the quantitative aspect which can be reflected by the use of a questionnaire which is used for gaining of the
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