This in return enhanced my motivation to work and to provide quality care to assigned patients. I have gained knowledge from different healthcare disciplines by learning and explaining pediatric related diseases, surgeries, and procedures (e.g. G-tube flushes, dressing changes, appendectomy etc.) to families. Additionally, sometimes families have taught me about some unfamiliar medical conditions that their children have been diagnosed with (e.g. thalamic ganglioglioma) and how to perform certain procedures (e.g. tracheostomy care). This two-way communication taught me the importance of working with the families instead of for them.
Jessica, Thank you for choosing congestive heart failure as your topic. In reviewing your slide with management of CHF, you mention monitoring daily weights. Patients so often don’t always gather the rational to why monitoring their daily weights is critical and directly reflects CHF pathophysiology. In further examining CHF management, I came across a journal article, Patient Education in Disease and Symptom Management: Congestive Heart Failure written by Rutledge, Donaldson and Pravikoff (2001). Within the journal article, a chart on page 11-12 highlights: “Comprehensive Congestive Heart Failure Patient Education,” mentioning daily weights, with a teaching tip, providing the value of patient comprehension connection to “increased water weight and congestive heart failure”(2001).
When passing patient information and responsibility between emergency department nurses and ward nurses, there are times when it can become inefficient due to inadequate communication (Drach-Zahavy, Goldblatt & Maizel 2015). Clinical handover is a universal procedure used by all nurses from all around the world in the hopes of promoting consistency of care. (Johnson, Jefferies & Nicholls 2012). As patients with continual care need multiple assessments, nurses take notes during all procedures accomplished and pass them down to incoming nurses at the end of their shift. If nurses are unable to perform certain tasks, it is essential that nurses from incoming shifts be able to perform them.
Reducing Medication Errors in Nursing Practice This article touched on the countless ways that medication errors can occur. Medication errors are one of the most common sources of accidental harm to clients (Cloete,
The patients already felt better when they left the clinic. If the patients did not feel any relief, she would refer the patients to physical therapy with extended amount of time. These are useful skills as a primary care provider to help patient during the initial visit. Patients tend to come back to the primary care providers who have the skills, compared to the ones who do
To effectively undertake this task, nurses need to pad the areas that will have pressure in the course of surgical pressures in the body of the patient. Nurses also need to be taught and trained on how to ensure proper positioning of patients to prevent further injuries of the nerves when undergoing surgical procedures as these can cause additional pain, suffering, treatment and hospitalization of the patient (Keall et al., 2015, p.235). Some common complications a patient is likely to experience after developing a pressure ulcer within the operating room include septic arthritis, cellulites, necrotizing and septicemia. This condition can be very threatening to the life of the patient (Gabbett, 2016). A pressure ulcer could lead to infected joint replacement in case a patient had a joint replacement which would call for antibiotic treatments that can result in a joint revision surgery if the treatments are unsuccessful.
To encourage that procedure, we must furnish individuals with fitting data. Medical nurses have a key part in giving that data as health instructing. Medical nurses are profoundly taught, experienced health experts who are open through numerous settings. At the point when medical caretakers are working inside of a health promotion display, each connection with a customer can be an instructive mediation. Case in point, while changing the dressing of a diabetic foot ulcer, there is the chance to examine glucose testing and diabetic control.
Through this course I have learned that history taking and performing a physical assessment and being able to differentiate normal from abnormal findings is one of the most important roles of a health care provider. If an accurate physical assessment is not performed, whether for baseline data or when the patient’s condition changes, then the patient is not receiving the level of competent care he deserves. Family Nurse Practitioners are expected to safely provide and meet the healthcare needs of people across the lifespan and diverse cultures through evidence-based care. Assessment is the first step in the process of individualizing care. To site a few examples, it is important to know a patient’s allergies to medications or food to avoid
Furthermore, it is important that the medical practitioners prepare the patient(s) on what is to happen so that they know what to expect and also prescribe a post-operative guide which has to be followed until the patient has fully recovered. Which model(s) would you recommend for implementation to this research problem?
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(College of Nursing, 2015:24). Nursing Consideration: Monitor vital signs frequently to find the possible side effect of hypotension. Please give a comfortable lying or sitting position for the patient when taking GTN to avoid hypotension and syncope (Brunner and Suddarth’s, et al, 2010: 765
Marsha McMillen Unit 5 Math Discussion After researching the metric system uses in the medical field, I found quite a few uses just used in the billing and coding field. It is used for cost, production to reduce supply and labor costs, clinical performance, such as quality of patient care, also called “patient outcome” data. Other uses are, Patient Safety, nearly 100,000 Americans die each year, because of medical mistakes, that happened during their stay at the hospital, these accidents can lead to longer recoveries and permanent disabilities. We use metrics in-patient surveys after treatment/release, to measure patient satisfaction of their care.
1. Discuss the age specific physical assessment/s properly completed this week. State techniques you used in completing the physical assessment of your patient. Often these techniques will differ from an examination of an adult. * B. was an 16 year old male.