Especially when it comes to giving medication, details matter. Doctors and patients rely on nurses to be focused and careful. The best registered nurses are meticulous, paying attention to the smallest details because they know just how important they are. Communication is, in my opinion, one of the most important aspects of nursing. As a nurse, you’ll regularly work one-on-one with patients, and proper communication in such situations means far more than just giving a dose of medicine or starting an IV.
It gave me a little experience as to what it is like as a nurse and good bedside manners. I gave me a good understanding that certain people believe in certain things and want things done in a certain way. It changed my outlook on nursing homes because the residents just really need someone to talk to and it will make their whole day. They can not do daily task on their own anymore and it does frustrate them like it would anyone else. I feel for the residents that just want to be able to do tasks on their own, like walking across the room or feeding themselves.
Nurses get a raw deal. They are forced to carry out unpleasant work for low pay and take a back seat while doctors and surgeons receive the praise and parades. Frankly, nurses are criminally under appreciated, a fact of which you are aware likely for no other reason than you are one. Despite this, you must carry on and do your job to the best of your abilities, which means getting your hands on the best equipment you can. Stethoscopes are a basic though vital part of a nurse’s arsenal and though common place in hospitals, are surprisingly complicated tools.
The topic of my capstone project is to educate other members of the team such as respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and radiology technicians about the scope of practice and the role of the nurse practitioners in different settings including the emergency department. Many of these co-workers have a lack of information about the skills, duties, and responsibilities of the nurse practitioners and sometimes this can delay treatment for patients due to clarifications for orders. If the roles of the nurse practitioners are explained and clarified to other members of the team the treatments for patients can be executed faster, but also “Advanced Nurse Practitioners can have a positive impact on other staff members by improving knowledge, skills
At this point I thought that a doctor would not only work on treating the physical condition of the patient but would have a big role in bringing joy in spite of their hopeless condition. When my relative was diagnosed with alopecia, the doctors were too busy with other patients to treat her. They were so busy that it was hard for us to get an appointment with them. During that time, I wished that there was an assistant to the doctor who could treat my relative and help her get through her toughest moments. That night, I went home and researched about doctors having assistants who can
The electronic health record is a very useful tool in the documentation of care for a patients as these uses the advancement in technology, thereby saving time and creating more time to focus on the patient care. It is important for nurses to be acquainted with the use of electronic health records to be able to derive the optimum use of the technology. The nurse can only prove his or her professionalism in the documentation of his care to a patient. Although due to the cumbersome nature of documentation many nurses dread it while also it’s also important to note that nurse should not write illegibly making it difficult for others to read, all written documents should be clear enough to be read by any one, all patients present conditions should be documented and any change in a patient or family status should be noted. Nurse should ensure the use of objective data i.e.
Facing the fight with a struggling will and a fading hope, some of these children were not going to win against the massive enemy they had been thrust into the ring with. I then began to think of the nurses that dedicated their days and nights to these vulnerable victims and how much power they held within their hands. In the most susceptible times of their lives, these patients are very malleable and nurses hold the tools to shape them, for worse or for better. Then I thought, why not me? Why not be one of the nurses who can help bring light and hope to those that can’t seem to find any?
This speaks to a fair amount of resistance amongst the staff as well as a likelihood of significant barriers to implementing nurse-led groups. It will be important to determine what has failed with this change in the past, as well as what has worked in the successful implementation of change with the same team to determine the best path forward. Furthermore, it is concerning that the nurse manager’s past attempts at communicating regarding quality improvement have resulted in a lack of feedback. As you discussed, it will be very important to build an implementation plan based upon the work described by Middaugh (2017), Heuston
I vividly remember a particular question in multiple tests going through both CNA and LPN school: “How should you dress for work?” The answer was always something along the lines of “dress like you enjoy and have pride in your job as a nurse”. This is an unequivocal form of professionalism! If a nurse goes into work dressed in dirty scrubs, messy hair and just looking rough, it will be hard for both patients and other health care professionals to take them seriously. This also conveys that they don’t really care about the job and the comfortability of everyone around them. I usually feel uncomfortable if my counterparts aren’t dressed up to par.
Reflection in action or ‘thinking on your feet’ is perhaps the most familiar to nurses. It is perhaps the lack of opportunity to look at these events away from the clinical setting, and with the absence of a supervisor that adds to the stress that nurses experience in their workplace. Reflection in action is essentially reflection that is done ‘on the hoof’. It refers to the mindfulness that all nurses engage in to a greater or lesser extent when they are
All nurses and workers at this facility are taught to be mandated reporters. In other words, if any type of abuse is present it will be reported as soon as possible. However, that does not mean that all CNAs or nurses treat the residents the same way. Some of the certified nursing assistants[CNA]s at our facility were clearly in the wrong field of work, for some did not truly care for the residents. Some CNAs do not give residents enough time in the mornings or throughout their day to make their own decisions, but many times you cannot blame the CNAs.
Brieanna: What does a typical day at work look like for you? Michelle: First thing in the morning I have assessments, than I pass out morning meds. I have hourly rounds, chartting all day, med passes all day, usually a discharge and an admission, make sure the patients go to the bathroom regularly and I treat symptoms as they arrive. Brieanna: What are the best and worst parts of your job? Michelle: The worst parts of my job are the aggressive patients, when the patients treat the hospital like it is a hotel, and the patients who do it to themselves and aren 't willing to change.
I was highly impressed by the overall teamwork in the emergency department. It has a sense of organized chaos that would have taken me some time to adjust to. My nurse and I ended up going through a large group of patient during the time I was there. The nurse has this uniformity to how she would get her tasks done. The thing that through me off was the amount of stuff got done with our patients by other people.
The transition is also stressful for the nurse practitioner, thus making the NP feel inadequate, overwhelmed and incompetent. Fortunately, there are steps that can help this transition run smoothly. Incorporating strategies to have a successful transition is not impossible since nursing is one of the largest part of healthcare. Acknowledging the different transition phases, from phase 1 which starts in school and graduate program and phase 4 which ends in graduation to workplace, would make the novice NP be confident. But the phase that stands out the most is phase 2, that includes confusion, emotional stress, and anxiety.
I am a nurse first, and then a pediatric nurse practitioner. 13. What are the biggest challenges you face in your job? Some days being overscheduled, or not feeling like I was given enough time to see a complex patient. I will make the time, but I hate being behind or keeping my next patient’s