It was then that my mother shared numerous stories about her days as an OB nurse and how that had made her into the mother that she is. I was fascinated by the way she recalled her memories, but I was truly mesmerized by the spark in her eyes and the smile on her glowing face as she told her stories. I knew she truly loved her job, and I yearned for the same experiences that would allow me to find my “dream job.”
I chose nursing as my career and education path many years ago as a child. The core job duties and education have remained the same for the most part and always will. The daily job description for a registered nurse according to occ.outlookhandbook is to provide and coordinate patient care educate patients and the public about various health concerns, to provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family. According to labor and delivery nurse Julie Mills Smith a registered nurses job description is “direct patient care, charting, charting and more charting. You become a healing helper, a friend, a confidant, a support system and in some cases a source of physical hope.
After graduation I sought out and secured a job in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Grady. After I felt comfortable with my skills set and experience, I transferred to the Rapid Response Team within Grady in 2010. In August 2013, a new twenty bed OBSERVATION UNIT -Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) was opened with in the emergency room. After visiting this area, I noticed the nurse practitioners solely in control of the area. I witnessed Nurse Practitioners (NP) managing patients with congestive heart failures, (CHF), Diabetes, chest pain, asthma, and many more acute illnesses.
AS Unit 2 Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years settings Introduction The care setting I visited whilst on work placement was a nursing home. It residential accommodation with health care, particularly for elderly people. Task A assessment A description of two different types of communication used in their chosen setting and an explanation of the purpose of each. Verbal communication I witnessed the nurses carrying out verbal communication to interact with the residents throughout the week. I noticed that the nurses would use open ended questions to prompt a conversation with the resident.
Appropriate discharge needs to be carefully assessed to prevent hospital readmissions. As nurses, we have the responsibility of educating our patients to take care of themselves and manage their conditions at home. Prior to leaving the hospital, nurses ensures that medications, discharge summary and patient instructions have been discussed thoroughly. In general, discharge information should be emphasized on ensuring understanding. Assess patient 's knowledge and provide patient teaching according to their level of understanding.
What Careers are Available as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner The careers as a mental health nurse practitioner are similar, but the work locations and health care organizations are very diverse. Here are four potential career opportunities for med students who become mental health psychiatric nurse practitioners (MHPNPs). Family Care Mental health psychiatric nurse practitioners are usually new grads with only one to two years of work experience. They are generalists who perform post-admission medical and psychiatric assessments of new clients. Every week, they perform client consultations, oversee medication management and provide on-going client support and education.
Reflection: Describe one factor from the readings, which would be useful for you for your transition to practice. One factor from the readings that will be useful in my practice is the staffing lesson we learned about. I found that very useful and educational. When I get a full-time job at a hospital I will understand how staffing is done. Staffing needs to take in account nurse level and patient level (Walton, 2016).
If I can become a physical therapist, my life will look like the life of the therapist I worked with. I will be able to not only help patients recover but help students who are trying to reach the same goal that I am working towards. If I can accomplish my goal, I will live a happy life because I am able to help others and do what I want. To become a person that people admire, I will have to work hard mentally, physically, and emotionally. To get into physical therapy school, I will have to work extremely hard every semester and make the best possible grades I can.
As a nurse working in the home healthcare industry there were many instances when I had to utilize my nursing critical skills. One day I was contacted by a clinical supervisor, who stated she was contacted by an LPN with a question regarding medication administration. She stated that the LPN informed that she was instructed by a parent to give a patient medications that did not have a physician’s order. I informed the clinical supervisor to refer to the Pa cod of RN scope of practice, where it states, A licensed registered nurse may administer a drug ordered for a patient in the dosage and manner prescribed. I also informed her that although the parent instructed her to give the medications to the child, it was not within her scope of practice
Professionals Interviewed (1): Name: Francoise Prezil-Decimus Title: Practical nurse Company: Phone: (813) 312-8281 Email: The interview was conducted in person What is a typical work day like for you? The interview that I conducted I learned that a typical day of a practical nurse is providing basic nursing care to patients, while working under The supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. A typical day of a practical nurse begins their day by visiting the patient, but first they need to meet for a couple of minutes with the other practical nurse who is just finishing up his or her shift to get some information on what happened the previous night. Then she will be taking over responsibility for the shift, she will have to make sure of any special instructions or need have to be met. Also the next practical nurse needs to know what the previous practical nurse has already completed in the chart that she left.
In family members, it might affect elderly people that might require help such as nursing care. As this act was introduced in healthcare setting to help those vulnerable by supplying healthcare service in the community. This enables people to be in the community like home where they can live comfortably and make choice about the way they live and receive the care. In hospital setting, patient will be assessed on their needs and it will act upon decision made by the team. Health- Care Planning Teams are multidisciplinary working parties of officers set up in each District to analyse and assess the needs of the health services (Davies, 1991, p. 9).
“School nurses are responsible for providing and supervising school nursing services for children with complex health concerns” (DuChateau, Beversdorf, & Wolff, 2015, p. 173). A clinical flow plan will make the clinical setting positively conducive for students and teachers. This could be accomplished by setting up clinical flow plan that would serve as a routine guide for how care is administered upon arrival of the student to the health suite all the way until the student returns to