For instance, consumer teleconference services link the vulnerable newborns in the neonatal ICU to their respective families. This technology allows the parents to keep track of the progress of their patients in the ICU. Also, the time-saving sensors in the ICU alert the clinicians as well as the nurses to perform critical tasks to the patients on time. For example, in previous technology, the nurse would be required to monitor the bed angle required for the patient manually. This would require a frequent visit to the patient area to check on the angle of the bed to ensure proper positioning for the patient to promote comfort.
A registered nurse, who works in collaboration with surgeons, anaesthesia providers and other health care members to strategize the best course of action for a patient. The circulator doesn’t scrub up hence she/he would be able to leave the theatre if needed. Most importantly he/she is responsible for ensuring that all equipment are functioning at an optimum level, the environment is clean and of proper temperature. Also, appropriate lighting, availability and sterility of supplies or material and assistance with positioning of client all fall in this line of duty. Moreover, monitoring aseptic practices of team members to avoid breaks in sterile technique and monitoring the patient, documenting specific activities throughout the procedure.
Many health conditions have been discovered. Through continuous learning, we will be aware how to avoid, care, and manage in that particular condition. They said that prevention through being aware can cure and stop the spread of transmission. The challenge of being a registered nurse is how to become knowledgeable and competent because we are dealing with lives of the people around us. Every single action is vital and every second should not be disregard.
nursing management before x-ray : Explain procedure to the patient and why it is required. Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading instructions from physician. Some of patient need to be fasting. Depending on the type of X-ray test Instruct patient to take off the clothing and wear a hospital gown. The nurse should be ensure that metabolic object in area of x-ray exposure should be removed like: hair clips, button or ornaments .
To ensure the best care, your doctors need to know the history of the medicines you have taken and the ones you are currently taking in order to prevent drug interactions. Jotting down your medicines in a journal or a medication log can save you the stress of trying to recall the name of these medicines. Remembering the dosage, intervals, and duration of multiple drugs can be really hard, especially for busy people. Inquire. If there is something you don’t understand regarding your medication regimen and the doctor’s prescription (like in the case of illegible handwriting), never hesitate to ask.
There are many things that nurses can do to monitor errors that may occur by means of medication administration. According to Leufer and Cleary-Holdforth (2013), a “[…] crucial role of continuing education in fundamental areas of nursing practice, of which medication management is one” (p.214). A possible solution could be that, just like CPR certification, there could be a certification for nurses based on the six rights of medication administration. In this training, each nurse would learn the basics of med-admin and ways that they could minimize errors. By completing this certification, the nurse would then be able to administer medicine as safely as possible to each of the patients that they care for.
Ethnography We all think of medical physicians and nurses whenever we feel the onset of the slightest cold, but there is another group of professionals that provide us with the medication we need: pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The main role of a pharmacist is to dispense medication to their patients according to the prescription given. Before this, they must ensure that they dispense the right drugs and make sure the strength and dosage of the medicine are appropriate, as well as ensuring the medication is safe. Pharmacists give advice to their patients in assuring the appropriate use of medications. It is important to tell the patient the name of the drug, what the drug is used for, when to take the drug, how many times per day to take the drug, whether the drug should be taken before meals, the method of taking the drug, and its side effects.
Such as, ensuring check the parent or guardian consent form, check the date on the medicine, the packaging, the name on medicine and the dose of medicine should be given to the child. As well as ensure all medicine are storage in a suitable safe
Prevention of medication errors is an ongoing initiative in the field of nursing. Medication errors jeopardize a patient’s safety, which results in vast costs to correct the effects of the error and it could potentially prevent the reimbursement from insurance companies to the hospital. Often times the nurse is the only person to catch an error with a written prescription or the incorrect dose sent to the nursing unit from the pharmacy. As a result, it is usually the nurse’s responsibility to speak up when an error is identified rather than administering a medication due to the mere fact that an order was written by the physician. While there are many medication errors which occur in the hospital setting, most of those errors, however occur after a patient has been discharged to home (“Severe Harm and Death,” 2016).
Current nursing setting and how the theory can guide I am working in oncology ward and often meet the patients with nasopharyngeal cancer and admit for Ryles tube insertion because they were difficult to swallow food. I need to give support and educate the patient about the technical of Ryles tube feeding. I find out each stage of the nursing care needs strong and adequate communication in order to make thing go on. Using Peplau’s theory can help these patients achieve a better outcome during hospitalization. Peplau’s theory include three phase: orientation phase, working phase and termination phase.