Our textbooks imply that “Creating a distraction-free environment is critical for medications.” Further research led to healthcare providers initiating distraction free areas within each department in order to allow nurses to practice safe medication administration. Nurses are highly recommend to use these sections within the hospital as safety zones to avoid drug errors. Within this safety zone there are elements designed to elevate correct drug administration. Such things like, adequate lighting, access to patients profiles, and a quite area to for nurses to dispense medications using the Pyxis
The Code of professional conduct and ethics guide the nurses in their day-to-day practice to understand their professional responsibilities in caring for patients in a safe, ethical and effective way (ABA 2000). Although many types of errors can occur in the healthcare setting, according to medical protection Ireland most of the medication errors can be avoided by simple checking procedures and clear, open communication( Sorrell 2017). Several ethical issues may arise as a result of medication errors such as harm to patients, whether to disclose the error, erosion of trust, and impact on quality care (Sorrell 2017). Patient 's has all the freedom to decide what should or should not happen and to gather information before undergoing a test/procedure/surgery. The healthcare staff can only act as a facilitator in patient 's decision making.
Caring is a foundational value in the nursing profession. Caring in nursing is very critical in order to have a therapeutic relationship between a patient and nurse. Most nurses choose to nurse as a profession because of their aspiration to care for patients. Caring in the nursing profession takes place every time when nurses have contact with patients. Nurses need to make sure that they aren 't there just to collect their paycheck, but to caring their patient.
This incident makes me think that I was not aware of the patient’s need. I should expect the risk can happen to patient especially patient who can walk and need to go to the toilet. After this incident I reflected on my nursing practice and concluded that I need to be more aware to improve my nursing care for a better outcomes of the patients. If the incident like this occur again, I will make sure all the tools that can help patient to call the nurses are working, I will put the bell near patient so they can ring it whenever comes to toileting or before they mobilized to chair to alert the nurse. Next time I should make sure the bed position also will reduce the risk of
It taught me about the compliance of risk management for fall and the consistency of skills required based on the standard of nursing practice so that as a nurse, it will help us to improve our quality of care and keeps risk management skills updated. Besides, it taught me about how to be a careful nurse at the same time try to fulfill the patient’s needs. Decision making is important. As a nurse, we need to think the rationales before you provide your care to or for the patient. Risk management do help us decrease the nursing liabilities, but it also remind us to always follow the protocols and principles of nursing practice or on the other words ‘not to break’ it.
This assignment is a reflection of ethical dilemmas in nursing practice as a registered nurse; this paper is based on the group assignment which was completed for NURS3004. This reflection will include an explanation of the role that I portrayed in the group, the preparation that I did for the role, what could have been done differently, how this group assignment has impacted me in terms of working in a team and finally explain how this assignment will assist me in my future clinical practice as a newly registered nurse. The role that I played in the group was a patient who has a mental health disorder and I didn’t want his mother to know about the illness, as a front it seemed as though we had a close relationship. When my mother leaves the room I asked the nurse to keep my illness confidential as she does not really understand it. As a group we all decided that it is best for the patient’s notes to be filed in the nurse’s station due to issues surrounding confidentiality and privacy.
When I read this guideline I realize my hospital don’t even have a Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) on administration of medication. I strongly believe this is one major contributing factor why the medication error took place in my practice area. A key point that I notice in this guideline is that, the nurse who is administrating medication should have knowledge especial the risk involved in this group of drugs and must have had read the guidelines on Medications
When the nurses are communicated among themselves, there is a risk to decrease to medical errors and malpractice. “Current research indicates that ineffective communication among health care professionals is one of the leading causes of medical errors and patient harm” (Dingley et al. 2009, 1). In examining the importance of communication at the workplace, other researchers have found associations between better nurse-staff communication and collaboration and more positive patient outcomes; for example, lower mortality, higher satisfaction, lower complications, and lower readmission rates. Promote communication is to improve patient safety and quality of care delivered.
When I think about where I stand with the ethical issues that are brought up throughout the book I think back to why I wanted to be a nurse. Seeing the joy and happiness of people when you can do something to improve their pain or their horrible situation makes me feel like I’m important and I can make a difference. I just want to help people. If I can do anything no matter how big or small and they get something out of it, then I did my job. I understand why Olga may have suspected that the nurses did give more morphine than ordered.
Personal Statement Essay While working as a nurse at GHI Hospital, I had a chance to receive my first professional experience and knowledge connected to the nursing sector. In the medical institution I saw a lot of people suffering from different diseases. When they looked at me, I felt I had to help them. So, I remember this feeling all the time and it is great to realize that I am able to do that. Providing professional medical service is of great importance, but, to my mind, the most valuable thing especially in the healthcare sphere is kindness and sympathy to all patients without exception.
Most patients do not know what advance directs are, so we should clarify the information and make sure they are satisficed with their decisions. If the patient in the last minutes of surgery wants to change anything in the advance directs, we should give them a chance to change it. Even in preoperative phase, we want to teach the patient what will happen after surgery and things they should do like ambulation. As the nurse you should explain what the purpose of ambulation is to the patient. You should always teach and educate the patient about their well being.
The journal “Patient Opioid Education” explains how opioid abuse is better if researched health care providers can better educate their patients on the issue. According to Ms. Costello, research is being done to further educate patients about the drugs they are taking. In fact “a quasi-experimental pretest posttest design was used to evaluate nurses’ knowledge of opioids,” (309). Although, the research reveals that patients have a lack of knowledge about safe opioid use this is because nurses lack the understanding of the addiction. Accordingly, all health care providers should have education on opioid dependence to avoid such addictions.
"We discovered that these students frame stimulant use as both physically harmless and morally acceptable," (Devon Frye, Additude Magazine). The primary way FDA works to prevent misuse and abuse is through educating patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. This often occurs through the information FDA provides to each of these groups, such as in drug labels, medication guides, and alerts. The FDA is trying to inform people of the risks and hazards, but there are still people who either don’t pay attention, or are not aware of these things. (Laurie Raymond, M.D., Physician Health
Hello 901231637, Your interview along with your thoughts on how your interview impacts you was very interesting to read. Hearing about your NP 's struggles during her education was an unfortunate, but common, experience. It is good to know that professionals we look up to have also experienced the same feelings we have as new nurses. Some of the barriers NPs face are "limited number of clinical sites and preceptors, concentration of educational programs in urban areas, and limited funding" (Fitzgerald 2012). I would like to know if these, or any other barriers, were a problem for your NP and what steps she took to overcome them.
Due to the nature of thromboembolism development, the risks of development have been present whenever an individual is injured or experienced decrease mobility. Today both nurses and physicians are educated on the significant risks of venous thromboembolisms and the extreme importance of their prevention. A large role of a registered nurse is to be a patient advocate. Nurses can play a vital role in venous thromboembolism prevention by adhering to written orders, policies and procedures, and asking a physician for a medicinal or physical prophylactic order if one is missing. It is the responsibility of the nurse to recognize the risk of venous thromboembolism development, educate patients on the importance of preventative measures, and obtain proper