Nurses are critical for promoting health in the society. The profession is highly flexible, since they specialize in diverse operations in the medical field. Registered nurses, for instance, are responsible for the administration of medicine and inoculations to patients (American Nurses ' Association, 2000). Additionally, these professionals observe, record, and enlighten doctors of any changes in a patient’s health. Nurses interpret and evaluate diagnostic examinations to determine an individual’s condition, as well as making the necessary adjustments in patient treatment plans on their health progress.
Nurses also work closely with ultrasound technicians and patients. Nurses act as the messengers between patients and doctors. They also act as messengers for physicians when they can not be present. The nurses are the ones caring for patients, and taking all that information to the doctor, then if the doctor orders an ultrasound, the nurse then takes that information to the patient. After consulting the patient, the nurse would put in the order and ensure that the ultrasound was scheduled (and took place if within a hospital).
The main role of the public health nurse is to provide the best evidence based quality of care to the client and his/her family in order to encourage independence and well-being. This in turn will help improve the client’s quality of life throughout the disease progression. Within the community the public health nurse must assess individual needs, plan care, implement care by liaising with the primary care team and evaluate the care provided. Throughout this process the client and his/her family must be involved and an adequate timeframe provided. The public health nurse acts as an advocate by communicating with GPS, practice nurses, specialists, hospitals and other health service providers, both voluntary and involuntary.
How do clinical pharmacists care for patients? Clinical pharmacists: • Provide a consistent process of patient care that ensures the appropriateness, effectiveness, and safety of the patient’s medication use. • Consult with the patient’s physician(s) and other health care provider(s) to develop and implement a medication plan that can meet the overall goals of patient care established by the health care team. • Apply specialized knowledge of the scientific and clinical use of medications, including medication action, dosing, adverse effects, and drug interactions, in performing their patient care activities in collaboration with other members of the health care team. • Call on their clinical experience to solve health problems through the rational use of medications.
Patient Communication Student’s Name Institution Patient Communication Nurse-patient communication is significant towards the well-being of the patient and adequate performance of the nursing duties. Different patients come with different attitudes, and therefore it is necessary for the nurse to understand how to communicate appropriately with the sick individuals. This essay seeks to identify the different types of nurse-patient communication, factors that promote its positive or negative experience and recommend strategies on how such communication can be improved. The broad categories of nurse-patient communication fall under therapeutic communication. This is a one on one form of communication between the nurses and their patients
3.1 Personal concept In order to achieve great outcome of individualized or holistic care of patients, effective communication between the nurses and patients is required. Communication is a vital tool in nursing care. The purpose of nurse-patient communication is to create a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship,
Bedside shift reporting is used in many health care facilities to promote a beneficial handoff for both patients and nurses. This type of reporting is an important process in clinical nursing practice because it allows staff to exchange necessary patient information to guarantee continuity of care and patient safety. “Moving the change-of-shift handoff to the patient’s bedside allows the oncoming nurse to visualize the patient as well as ask questions of the previous nurse and the patient” (Maxon, Derby, Wrobleski, & Foss, 2012). The standardization of shift handovers was identified as one of the 2009 National Client Safety Goals from The Joint Commission (TJC). Even though TJC and many others believe bedside reporting is conducive to patient
In the article “Skills for Nursing Practice” The authors note that Nursing takes skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and compassion. These skills are focused around patients, and promotes dignity and respect toward the patient. When becoming a nurse, one of the most important skills is to be organized. This helps with decision making, critical thinking, knowledge, and being professional (Felton). When working in an ER it is important to be up to date with what is going on, and remaining calm in stressful situations.
There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
The nurses on anesthesia process administrate their patients, monitor the vital signs of patients and supervise his recovery from the anesthesia. Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, Doctors and Dentists assists them. They must be graduated nurses with a diploma of specialized education. Their job is to manage the airways of patients or the pulmonary status using techniques such as intubation, endotracheal, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy, and extubating... also select, prepare, or use computers, monitors, or medication for the administration of anesthetises. Anesthetises are responsible for establishing empathy with the patient for when the anesthesia decrease your anxiety and nervousness, explaining every moment
Some of the responsibilities that come with becoming a Registered Nurse are monitoring a patient, from diets to their sleep schedule you have to look over them. Registered Nurses are legally allowed to change a patient’s dosage of medication if they feel that it is necessary, they are to assess patients and discuss different types of treatment plans with families which includes length of treatment and different types of options. They are to prepare patients for scans/tests and examinations done by a doctor and keep organized notes about the patient. Registered Nurses usually work in a clinic environment but also some work in a hospital. Physical demands vary on different types of nurses, Nurses found in clinics typically have less demanding
As a pharmacist student, I am able to review the patient’s clinical notes and medications list to make sure that nothing “falls through the cracks.” I can make sure that the medications are dosed correctly because often in the ICU patients are on antibiotics that need to renally dosed based on the patient’s renal function. After reviewing the patients information, I am able to make recommendations to the other healthcare professionals. In my future pharmacy practice, I think it is important for pharmacist to have an inter-professional collaboration with physician and nurse practitioners. In a retail setting, we are mostly communicating with physician and nurse practitioners because they are the ones writing the prescriptions. In the retail pharmacy, pharmacist often times needs to collaborate with physicians if a medication is not covered to find alternative medications for the patient.
Reviewing the standards and practices employed by primary care the practices, training is the very important when it comes to risk management, and achieving accreditation with a self-governing organization such, as The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organization. This organization performs intermittently on site reviews of procedure and compliance. This will help to promote awareness and compliance (Reising, 2012). Nurse Practitioner needs to protect themselves by: (1) Caring, establishing a good connection with patients and maintaining confidentiality. (2) Communicating with client by following up with all laboratory results and follow up with referrals as this will show competence.
(Nurse). As a nurse, the goal is to treat and prevent if possible; secondary complications, and managing symptoms to help improve their daily lives. The nurse has the responsibility to educate the patient on the medications used in the management of their condition. Therefore, the nurse should educate the patient on the use of anticonvulsant, tricyclic antidepressants and pain medications. These three nursing actions can be taken to promote optimum patient
They act as legal nurse consultants with clinical staff on risk management issues. They may conduct professional licensure investigations and attend claims management team meetings. One of the keys of proper legal-medical risk management is the education of staff members. All health care professionals must understand the inherent dangers from malpractice lawsuits, especially when the claims are justified. Risk and management departments in hospitals exist to promote safe clinical practices, continually improve the quality of care and support clinical investigations, risk analyses and improvement