Ahh yes kids, your mommies and daddies won’t be paying for your medical insurance forever! Speaking of medical insurance, have you ever thought about why it’s so expensive? According to the NCBI, a health care provider in Arizona sued a woman with Factitious Disorder because she kept coming to the hospital and would always assure the staff that she had medical insurance. However, that wasn’t the case. She pretended to be an insurance company representative so that she could get full coverage and wouldn’t have to a pay a penny, instead taking pennies from others pockets – A.K.A taxes!
“Woman could not vote or sign contracts,” this is a quote from the passage “Breaking Tradition,” by Kathleen Ernst. In the passage she talks about the change that women in the mid 1800’s went through when the civil war broke out. They go from people that have barely, to no rights in society, to a group that have the right to vote and have many different jobs. In the passage, the author uses the way woman’s role in society changed from the results of the civil war, to show how women 's lives changed after the war.
The major of acute care hospitals have electronic documentation and onsite pharmacies. Thousands of American 's die each year related to unnecessary medication administration errors (Cark, 2009, p.319). The treatment plan is constantly changing to meet the needs of the client. Moreover, on occasion orders are modified but the adjusted medication dosage has not been delivered by the pharmacy. The clinician administering the medication is responsible for ensuring the six rights of medication administration have been met prior to giving the drug to the patient for consumption.
Having incompetent nurses in critical care units is not a safe practice as they can compromise patients’ care and safety. Here the writer would like to share two incidents that took place in her own unit. The first incident was medication error on high alert drug. Doctor B was a newly joined Cardiac surgeon and there was a patient referred to him for Coronary Bypass surgery. Post surgery the patient was taken care by Nurse A, who had been working in the ICU/CCU for more than ten years.
Just like a saw needs to stop being used in order to be sharpened, a nurse needs time off to recuperate; it’s as simple as that (Covey, 1989). It is important not to burn the candle at both ends, working more than the designated shifts and longer than 12 hours should be avoided. An example used regarding medication errors and working too many hours involves a nurse working a double shift on a pediatric oncology unit didn’t correctly prime an IV line and caused cardiac arrest in a patient (Kelley, 2004). Although nurses work three days a week, their hours remain the same as other full time employees that work the typical 5 day schedule. A nurse’s time off should be valued because they are the last line for patient care, they are the ones administering the medication the doctor prescribes and the pharmacy makes (Kelley, 2004).
(www.nursinglink.monster.com) Just like there's many things that can sound great about being a nurse there is also a downturn in this career as well. Nurses have long shift hours , schedules from 8-12 hour shifts and if someones shift is next and they call in sick they are going to have to stay there until they find a replacement or someone willing to take that shift so you can go home . (www.nursecareertips.com) If you like sitting down, then this is not the job for you , but this doesn’t apply to every nurse, but any nurse that works in the clinical floor can’t recall the last time they sat down during their shift .
Since starting the LPN program, I have seen some unprofessional actions presented by some of the facilities. For example, we were visiting Life Care Center South Hill a few weeks ago and arrived at 5 AM and was expected to be on the floor by 6 AM for the shift exchange and report. However, more than a handful of the nurses, including the aids were at least 15 minutes late for their shift almost every single day that we were there. Patient’s call lights were going off and been left unanswered due to the night shift had already “signed off” from their shift. On top of it, two aids argued with each other very loudly I might add, in front of everyone.
Documentation is a communication tool for the handover of information stored in records between other members of the Multi-disciplinary team. (Urquhart et al, 2009). Nursing documentation is a record of nursing care that is scheduled and given to the individual patients by qualified staff nurses and other caregivers under the direction of a qualified nurse. It has continuously developed due to the increasing research on the nursing process and has been an area of concern since the early days Of Nightingale. ( Urquhart et al, 2009).
Truly, nurses have to face with life and dying on the daily basis, so there will be a stressful event when a nurse has seen nurse ’s patients gone away. The 35.9% of nurses are stressed due to watching patient suffered (Dr.Rawal, 2014). What are the consequences of occupational stress among nurses?
Literature Review Lack of Consideration for Incoming Nurses When comparing new and older employees, it is imperative to look at the labour force being convoluted by the minute. As the older employees are coming closer to retirement, there will be a need for skilled employees to replace the retirees, especially in the nursing field. According to the Canadian Nurses Association, Canada will be short almost 60,000 full-time equivalents of Registered Nurses (RNs) in 2022 (“Tested Solution”, 2009). Despite the many openings available currently, the number of skilled nursing students are very limited and they have to compete with nurses who decide to work beyond retirement, thus making entry into the field more difficult. Meanwhile, new graduates
Approximately eight months after accepting a nursing position at the facility, the nursing department began to have extensive turnover problems. At one point, nurses were working a minimum of 16 hours of overtime weekly to meet staffing shortfalls. I resigned seven months after the turnover issues began. At the time of my resignation, the turnover problem had not been resolved, but it did seem less critical.
As a future nurse, this is startling and makes me apprehensive to work in a hospital environment with patient care, breaking my back was not part of my job description (www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ osh2_11082012.htm.) According to the American Nurse Association thirty-five years of research show that training alone is not effective. There is also little evidence that gait belts are effective. It is also a complete myth that just because a nurse is physically fit, they are less
Consider this difficult situation: Jane Doe has used up all 12 weeks of her FMLA leave. She has absolutely no vacation time left and has also used all of her sick days. Due to a mental/physical condition, she is not yet well enough to return to work and needs more time off. She wants to take more time off in order to preserve her health, but she also doesn’t want to lose her job. What should Jane Doe do?
Brenda— Yes, I have experienced desirable turnover in the past. I previously worked with a nurse who made multiple medication errors and poor patient care decisions. This employee was given multiple chances to improve her performance; however she was eventually terminated based on poor performance. Additionally, I worked with a certified nursing assistant who simply did not show up to work for three weeks and was unavailable when management attempted to contact her multiple times.
Healthcare is highly regulated at the federal and state levels. Laws are written to address different principles. These laws reflect societal expectations and are designed to guide us. As advanced practice nurses, we have a responsibility to fully understand the law and play our part in shaping health care policies that affect our patients and practice.