I learned that nurses need to be familiar with patient’s rehabilitation by knowing therapies that are indispensable and beneficial for their recoveries; and that active involvement in the prevention of deteriorations and complications in physical health and function is important for the patient (p. 22). 3. The article changed the way I think and understand that knowledge is power hence educating patients on best practice to get them back to health or functioning normally is of the essence. 4. In my future practice, I will frequently update self of therapies and pay more attention to details that the patient identifies as essential for recovery to better help them regain their well-being and ability to perform their daily activities.
Teamwork: When it comes to the healthcare field, teamwork is very important to ensure ultimate patient care. The nursing profession is all about helping each other. A professional nurse understands the importance of helping his/her coworker now and then. Nurses also will be in need of help at times. Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected.
First of all, I believe that the profession of nursing is all about people. Care involves the whole patient, and not just a single illness or health concern treated in isolation from the whole. Our holistic perspectives consider all factors of a patient 's life, and give the best quality of life to our patients. Secondly, while human beings are central to nursing, it is also necessary to look beyond the patient to the environment in which he/she lives. This is very important because people are members of a larger community with different features and characteristics that influence greatly our patients, so we cannot separate patients from their environment because they are interrelated.
Before I discus on the potential action plans if at all there is reoccurrences on the similar incident, I would like to stress on that such incidence should not had taken place at all. I strongly believe that all the nurses including me had learned a lot from this incident and we do not wish to compromise another patient’s life by repeating the same error again. However, medication error is not something new in healthcare service. Researchers had identified medication error is the high numbers of incidents involving nursing practice. Therefore, we still need to plan as there is a saying ‘if we fail to plan then we are planning to fail’.
This professional portfolio can only represent a small part of my professional strengths. It cannot show my sincerity, compassion, or my determination in my every day professional patient care. For example, it cannot represent my dedication towards my patients or coworkers on a daily basis. However, my portfolio does demonstrate my capability to write and communicate clearly which is essential in health care for nursing orders and direct patient care, to reduce errors and increase patient satisfaction in health care. I truly believe in order to do an efficient job, an individual must work hard to accomplish personal and professional goals.
I had never thought of it before, but it was perfect! It fit both the things I want to do, work with kids and help people. I think nurses are so important. Without them a hospital would be nothing, and more people would be ill without the proper care they need. Nurses are there to care for the patient, support them, give them hope, and be there for them when nobody else is.
212). However, with that being said, faculty stress the importance of EBP in clinical practice, but there is minimal research on how nurse educators design EBP into their curriculum. Also, the National League for Nursing states that nursing curriculum design be an evidenced-based teaching practice, but report that nursing faculty used little evidenced-based theory to guide the curriculum design, evaluation, and educational measurement (Kalb, O’Conner-Von, Brockway, Rierson, & Sendelbach, 2015). Because of the nursing shortage, new graduates are placed in staffing rotation with inadequate orientation compounded with little experiences. The Institute of Medicine’s report on patient safety issues has come to the forefront of educators and healthcare providers (Robert, Tilley, & Peterson,
The world of pediatric nursing is something that is not fully appreciated until you get a first-hand look inside what it is really like to care for sick children who sometimes, unfortunately, do not always make it. Take oncology pediatric nurses for example. Their job is to care for and treat children with various forms of cancer, and besides the obvious, they also play a pivotal role in “optimizing the end of their patients’ life.” (Hildebrandt, p602) These individuals witness death on a day to day basis and they are trained to help a patients’ family deal with these losses, but they are on their own when it comes to how it affects them and how they are supposed to properly handle the situation. Many hospitals tell their nurses and doctors to simply not gain attachments to their patients, but that is something that is easier said than done. When someone is around a child every day, trying to help make them as comfortable in a hospital setting as possible, making sure they are happy despite what their health may be, it is difficult to not form some sort of bond.
I want to become a Medical Assistant because I enjoy helping others, and making them feel better. Medical Assistant is not just a career for me, it’s a goal that I will achieve with much pride and honor, and prove wrong those people who keep telling me that I’m not going to make it. I’m not really good in science, but I’m going to push myself to try hard to achieve my goal. Don’t ever let anyone label you, be your own kind of person and make the “impossible” possible. I know that it’s not going to be easy because of all the things you have to learn and memorize to become a Medical Assistant.
Throughout my experience, I have also learned that patients are not necessarily telling us the truth about themselves and no one gets into a mental health clinic by accident. The knowledge and experience will defiantly influence my future practice because I am planning to be working as a nurse. I am not sure what kind a job I am going to be offered, but if it turns out to be mental clinic I am very confident to take the job. In any medical field, the chances to be working with a patient who has a mental illness are very