Northwell Health created a special Task Force focused on reduction of sepsis related deaths in the Emergency Department, as stated in the article “Reducing Sepsis Mortality.” The goal is to teach medical staff to recognize the signs and symptoms within an hour of patients arriving to the Emergency Department. This recognition then leads to a course of specific actions, such as, “ Early administration of antibiotics to septic patients, returning serum lactate test results to physicians, who could identify severe sepsis, starting empiric fluids quickly and appropriately,” as explained by Friedman, Gallo, Riebling and Doerfler. Northwell Health’s dedication and desire to improve the outcome of these patients lead to an understanding of the need
Lewis, Stephens, and Ciak (2016) confirmed that the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative was developed to determine competencies for nursing students based upon Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations with the main goal of QSEN is to establish a cultural change toward quality and safety. According to QSEN (2014), addresses the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) are essential components of improving the quality and safety of the healthcare systems. Furthermore, the QSEN six competencies for nursing that targets the KSA to guarantee future graduates to develop competencies in patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement,
Two highly noted programs are Culturally Competent Nursing Modules (CCNMS) and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). The article “Why Is Cultural Competence Important in Nursing” states that in these programs the students “watch videos, listen to and read presentations, and take tests (leading to certificates and credit units) that help them improve their understanding of and show more respect for people from different cultures.” Afterwards they take examinations and are evaluated based on their educational and clinical experience.
The term six research theory course, NURS 495, emphasized the importance of nurse leadership and how nurses can influence positive changes in health care delivery to patients with chronic illness. It also explored the contradictions that exist in nursing practice and encouraged the students to develop a critical and pragmatic approach to client care. The co-requisite clinical course, NURS 499, integrated nursing theory and current best practice on an acute care nursing unit at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. In this consolidated learning analysis, I will explore a nursing practice event that will illustrate the major issues surrounding the treatment of competing mental health comorbidities in a patient with hoarding behaviors.
Objective: At the end of the NUR 201 course, students will be able to outline and analyze the implication of societal directions and social determinants of health on the health of unique, families, groups, and communities (Iwasiw & Goldenberg, 2015). This course objective will provide trends and relevant information about health promotion. It makes nursing students to know and understand what is the purpose of the health promotion and caring. In this case, this course objective is necessary in nursing curriculum because it makes nurses or nursing students to encourage and empowering individual, families, groups, and communities to engage in immunization program, weight loss programs, or any other programs related with the health promotion.
(Cherry, B. & Jacob, S, 2010) For[b3] a nursing student at the Barry University Nursing is utilizing clinical judgment as a prerequisite of care to facilitate people to get better, sustain, or recuperate health, and to accomplish the promising quality of life, irrespective of disability or
Through research I was able to analyze the effectiveness of the MI protocol and the effect that prompt initiation of the protocol had on the patients, as well as look at the nursing role in the protocol. Artifact #2 was written during the Pharmacology course, and is a teaching plan for a patient taking the drug Keflex (Cephalosporin). Through research of the drug a partner and I were able to identify nursing interventions and education necessary when caring for a patient on this drug.
Nurses can teach their patients education regarding the disease process that make be affecting the patient at that time. Nurses give patients resources to improve their lives and disease outcomes. Nurses pass medications and teach procedures to patients to help them achieve compliance with their health related needs. Nurses can improve a patient’s health by teaching them emotional coping
The Purpose of The Theory The purpose of Henderson’s theory is to give the principles that help construct practice and to generate further nursing knowledge. Considering doing so, it helps nurses to understand their purpose and role in nursing in the healthcare setting. Henderson believes that the unique function of the nurse is to help the person sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (to a peaceful death) that he would do unaided if he had the strength, will or knowledge.
Cultural awareness allows a nurse to develop interventions that will decrease the health disparities with this cultural group. A nurse that strives in building a nurse/patient relationship that focuses on facts, spending time to understand their true illness, and seeks the opinions and advice of the family will overcome a history of mistrust with outsiders (Giger, 2013, p. 264). A second nursing intervention would be to provide dietary education and changes to their diet to decrease and treat problems associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. The biggest challenge to implementing these goals is the limited time to educate and teach these health illiterate individuals of the factors contributing to disease and health problems. This cultural group has limited knowledge and understanding of medical explanations of how illness occurs or how to prevent cardiovascular illness or diabetes (Giger, 2013, p.
25). Furthermore, because failure is possible, the patient, nurse, and family members should all be aware of the associated symptoms (Cooper, 2015, p. Workman, 2010, p. 761). A vital role of the nurse is to be a teacher. The nurse should interactively teach patients, and family members how to care for their new body. The importance of medication therapy adherence is an important subject.
Today, On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, I attended a beginning of the school year healthcare meeting. The annual meeting was conducted by one of the school nurses and it included all of the second grade teachers. Before today’s meeting I had never attended a health care meeting, but I certainly knew of the importance of having a good relationship and communication between school nurses and educators. A teacher’s responsibility includes so many variables including and foremost a student’s care and safety. Additionally, School nurses help educators in ensuring and caring for student’s and their healthcare needs.
One of the issues that the United States is currently facing is health inequality and disparity among minority groups. Health disparity focuses at the differences in health status between different social groups, gender, race, ethnicity, education, and income. Unfortunately, health disparities are affecting minority groups in society. These groups include African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. For people in these racial/ethnic minority populations, health disparities can mean lower life expectancy, and loss of economic opportunities.