Ms Anna Liza D. Fernandez demonstrates excellence in the execution and balancing of leadership and management roles in the perioperative unit. Maintains the highest personal performance standards and reflect the successful integration of the VISN Network plans and strategic priorities, VA Program Office programs, and the local Medical Center goals and core values. Her leadership was recognized not only in the local medical center but also with the VISN as she was awarded VISN8 FY14 Quarter Supervisor. Ms Fernandez assumes the role of Nurse Manager of the Operating Room, and has been providing coverage to other NMs of the Surgical Nursing Team, as well as assisting the Chief Nurse of Periopeartive in providing needed coverage in during
Registered nurses have long acknowledged and continue to emphasize that staffing issues is an ongoing concern, one that influences the safety of both the patient and nurse. There is a strong relationship between adequate nurse to patient ratios and safe patient outcomes. Rising patient acuity and shortened hospital stay has contributed to challenges. Finding an optimal nurse-to-patient ratio has been a national challenge. However, rising patient acuity and shortened hospital stay have contributed to recent challenges .Ensuring adequate staffing levels have been shown to reduce medical and medication errors, decrease complication among patients, decrease mortality, improve patient satisfaction, reduce nurse fatigue, decrease nurse burnout and improve nurse job satisfaction.
The second competency that resonated with me was the ability to “Demonstrate the use of informatics methodologies to advocate for patient autonomy, dignity and rights and in policy development that would support both the patient and the institution.” I am passionate about advocacy. As a nurse and officer, I must often advocate for my patients and the soldiers who serve under my leadership because I recognize keeping them at the center will improve overall outcomes, satisfaction and morale. Despite the challenges and push back I may encounter as an advocate, it is my responsibility to the patient and soldier. The competencies acquired with this specialty will mature my advocacy. Additionally, I will be
Our body language, our expression of gratitude when a staff performs more than what is expected and our way to discipline staff when she is not performing up to the standards makes a lot of difference. Author James Kouzes and Barry Posner claim in “The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” that motivating nurse is one of the biggest challenges and can be met by initiating interactive and proactive practices and avoiding reactive responses. Good motivating strategies empower staff to put knowledge, skills and expertise in their work (Mann, 2008). The link between motivation and staff satisfaction is very obvious. If an individual is highly motivated he/she will perform well and get satisfaction.
As the role of nurses continues to expand, it is important to remember how the profession has developed and be open-minded to new advancements. Patient safety is a team effort between all healthcare staff and should be held to the highest of standards to ensure patient care is the best it can possibly be at all times and to all
Therefore her theory continues to influence nurses to deal with health issues impacting communities and remain a powerful force. Application of the theory in modern nursing in Fiji Florence Nightingale had devoted her entire life in pursuit of helping others as an advocator, educator, researcher, caregiver, and counsellor. Her theory, research, and experience are still applicable in Fiji’s nursing practice as well as worldwide. Some applications that are still practiced in modern nursing are identified as follows: 1. Holistic and Spirituality
I have always been determined to be the best nurse I can be, to be a person of assurance for the patient, to be confident in my skills and abilities to help the patient. Most importantly, I strive to be the patient’s advocate and champion for their health and well-being during a time when they cannot do it for themselves. I firmly believe it is the nurse, who has to be 100% committed and who has empathy and compassion, that makes the best nurse and can make the most dramatic difference in a patient’s life when they are most vulnerable. That is my dream, my goal, to be a nurse a patient can truly rely on, and to do my best to hone my medical skills and
ED staff nurses are very pleased with the opportunities that the department is giving them to further enhance and hone their knowledge and skills. The ED staff nurses feel that the nursing leaders and the administration will give importance to their professional growth needed to be effective and efficient care providers. Still on the table 2e statement four, shows that this practice of the institution contributed to the mean (3.07) of the statement that “ An active staff development or continuing educational program for nurses” is highly effective. An active staff development is conducted to develop ED staff nurse competencies, especially in today’s increasingly complex healthcare environment and the emergence of new diseases. Furthermore, active staff development makes ED staff nurses more knowledgeable, sensitive, patient, and dedicated to provide genuine warmth and care (Robinson, Jagim, & Ray,
Effective Communication Fosters Positive Working Relationships The quality of relationships between the RN and other team members greatly influences the delegation success and overall teamwork. A productive team is one that has timely ongoing communication, a willingness to collaborate, and initiative from all team members.The following are important points to consider regarding your role and improving communication and relationships with a team nursing model: As the RN, you must clearly define expectations for UAP and LPN reporting on specific tasks. Remember, the patient is ultimately under your care. While you are able to delegate tasks, it 's still your responsibility to see that each task was carried out effectively and safely. If a task was not completed, you will be held accountable.
Nurses who are professional show and embrace accountability for their actions (Nursing and Midwifery Council UK, 2017). Professional nursing practice is important as it aids to maintain high standards in the clinical area (Hutchinson, D. 2017). If professionalism was not shown in nursing practice, it would lead to many issues. Professionalism can be shown by nurses giving patients autonomy which is a major characteristic of professionalism (R.G. Boss).
The establishment of the Medical Service also allowed for the training of a formidable team of nurses who had the full dedication to maintaining and promoting the health of the American soldiers, restoring the health of wounded soldiers, as well as sustaining the families of the soldiers. 2. What is General Order #29, tell us what the significance of this order is to you?
His mentoring and guidance has motivated and influenced his spouse to achieve greater leadership roles in her command and more importantly to stay Navy and make a difference. Not coincidentally, his representation and integration of female in the Navy have resulted in his two younger sisters enlisting in the Navy. Both sisters have turned to him consistently for guidance as they work on their careers and develop as