Technology plays a very vital role in health care system and this system is persistently going through modifications in which application of technology covers important element Technology, as defined by Mirriam-Webster (2012) is the “practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area; a capability given by the practical application of knowledge; a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods; the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor.”. Nursing is one of the noble professions but is also one of the most tough and demanding profession both physically and mentally. Spread of technology in nursing is really helping to make life at ease for nurses. It is fact that high technology is not replaced by human touch so nursing is the profession which is the mixture of both. Nursing is about merging the talent of caring with the recent high technology.”
For example, the nurse who unintended brought the oxygen tank into the MRI room was considered as one of the human error in knowledge-based mistake, without the training of MRI equipment, she didn’t know that she could not bring the metal materials into the MRI
TITLE: The effects of hand hygiene compliance on the increase nosocomial infection rate BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Hand hygiene is stressed heavily as a standard care of practice at the very beginning of nursing school. As we are experiencing clinical for the first time we are highly aware of hand hygiene practices among our colleagues, both good and bad practices. Even though health care workers know that hand hygiene is important I’ve seen a lack of compliance in various clinical settings. I’m curious to know if low compliance affects nosocomial infection rates.
The work of nurses are quite important because they help to save lives and take care of, patient variation from very dangerously ill and quite small incidents. But this is dangerous overall because when nurses are not at optimum points, patient care is decreased. Burnout causes only negative aspects towards the nurse. In an interview between nurses, on ted talk. It is explained over and over that, depression, lack of doing anything, lack of sociability are usually things that may occur but this is at this point detrimental (Sousa).
Hospitals that have magnet status recognition may find it easier to recruit quality nurses, which are especially important due to the current nursing shortage (Russell, 2010). Having a highly qualified nursing staff that is satisfied with its practice environment translates into better patient care and more satisfied patients (Smith, 2005). CMS gives preferred provider status to hospitals and health organizations that have Joint Commission accreditation. Conclusion National accreditation plays a major role in establishing credibility and accountability within health care facilities including: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), clinics and ambulatory surgical centers.
blood culture contamination rate; blood transfusion adverse events; haemolysis number of specimens with illegible or missing paperwork or labels; number of specimens that could not be processed due to inadequate sample volumes; number (and percentage) of trained staff in the health-care facility working in phlebotomy number (and proportion) of juniors who are supervised by trained staff. A proficient phlebotomist is also an effective comminicator so that they can understand patients anxieties or issues clearly making the experience for the patient more positive as they have a better understanding of the procedure and its purpose. The patient is also more likely to follow any advice or instruction given if it is well communicated. Effective
Teamwork, communication and delegation in nursing are variables dependent on one another in order to be successful. This post is the first in a series on nursing delegation in which we will discuss the team nursing model, the RN 's role in delegation, and how effective communication fosters successful teamwork which leads to better outcomes for patients and employees. Detailed and timely communication among registered nurses (RNs) and other team members such as UAP, leads to improved quality measures and outcomes. In fact, studies have shown that negative outcomes were often linked to an error in communication.
It is important for the nurse to consider the fact that neonates do feel pain. This is important as the misconception about neonate pain is still prevalent in the medical community. If the nurse considered the neonate as capable of experiencing pain, they could easily identify behavioral cues. The nurse should be adept in the use of standardized pain assessment scales specific to neonates in order to assist in her understanding of pain, and to confirm her observation during the assessment of pain. Some scales involve evaluation of crying time, but crying can mean a lot of things and not only pain.
This study is consistent with other studies that examined the relationship among the physical attractiveness of healthcare settings, patient satisfaction, and perceived quality of care. Leonard L. Berry & Janet T. Parish, (2008) found that the design of the hospital impacts nurses and may impact their job satisfaction and stress, even the decision whether or not to remain a hospital nurse. A well-designed hospital is not only important to patients; it also is important to those who serve
Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse would be an amazing career choice because of the experience, the pay, and the people they get too meet. Also, it opens up many opportunities. They have many respnsiblities such as: • Monitoring Patients Health • Checking their blood Pressure • Changing bandages • Changing Catheters • Bathing and Dressing them • Discuss their concerns and status with a doctor or R.N • Keep the patient’s records Depending on what state they are in, the duties of an L.P.N varies.
Your research question is one most nurses have questioned at some point in their career. I have felt the feeling of annoyance and dread when starting my shift and realizing that my elderly patient has an IV that was placed 4 days ago, and per policy it must be changed today. Sticking the patient again for a new IV seems cruel when the old is still functioning correctly. Many times, I have questioned if the benefits really outweigh the risks of starting a new IV simply because the old is expired.
A vital part of the nursing profession is nursing research. Clinical questions for specific patient problems are identified so that healthcare providers can find clinically relevant information using Internet search engines and databases (Higgins & Green, 2009). The main principle of nursing research is to produce new knowledge. The primary function of evidence based practice is to make evaluations about patient care built around the most current and best evidence that was collected by a systematic problem solving method. This paper will discuss hypothyroidism in pregnant women, and the risk fact of miscarriage during the first trimester of pregnancy.