She is the main carer for her husband, who is currently staying at a care home until Gladys is discharged from hospital. Gladys admitted to the nurse that she had been experiencing regular chest pains for some time; however, she had been self-administering aspirin to herself, rather than go to the doctor. As I observed, the nurse explained to Gladys that she should have gone to the doctor straight away rather than self-medicate and stated that Gladys would need an angiogram to confirm a diagnosis and assess any trauma sustained. She also gave Gladys a copy of The Eatwell Plate and stated that Gladys would need to lose weight in order to prevent the event from happening again,
The writer currently works in an emergency room that has a cardiac catherization lab. Therefore, the emergency room sees patients that are suffering from a myocardial infarction that go up to the cardiac cath lab. This author finds it interesting to see what common nursing interventions are performed after a cardiac catherization because this author does not get to see what happens after the procedure. This author found it interesting that getting a patient up and changing position in bed can make a difference in comfort without increasing risk of bleeding. In nursing school, student nurses are taught not to move the patient after a cardiac catherization and to keep the sandbags on to prevent bleeding, it is interesting to see how often and quick nursing interventions can change based on evidence based
In 2008, I took a trip with my family to Lagos, Nigeria, my homeland. Nigeria is a country that is rich with natural resources, culture, and a lot of fun. It is, however, lacking in other aspects. During this trip, I visited a public hospital- to see a sick family member- and witnessed a situation where a mother gave birth to premature twins in the obstetrics unit. As a result of the mother going into early labor, her twins had to be put in an incubator to ensure their survival.
On November 8, 2016, I was in the ENT clinic and Henedia, the nurse’s coordinator, advised me to give out certificates of gratitude to the patients in the waiting room. As I was giving them out a patient stopped me mid sentence, she told me how she was dissatisfied with the level of care she was being provided in this clinic. She was telling me about the situation she was in and how the hospital did not help her in anyway and that they were rude to her when she had called the ENT clinic to make an appointment. As she was telling me all of this I was prevented to give out the rest of the certificates of gratitude to the other patients. I wondered how her telling me this can change the patient quality of care given to her and I was thinking of
For the latter two of those she required extra schooling provided by her employers. You can also become an operating room nurse, a rehabilitation specialist nurse, or a nurse practitioner, the possibilities are truly endless. When asked what has helped Julie Mills Smith the most in her career she said “personal experience and on the job training. School doesn’t address the realities of the job or teach you how to handle the emotional toll it can take on you.” To be an effective nurse you have to contain the knowledge of the class room and encompass physical and mental strength, compassion and empathy of many before
After graduation I sought out and secured a job in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Grady. After I felt comfortable with my skills set and experience, I transferred to the Rapid Response Team within Grady in 2010. In August 2013, a new twenty bed OBSERVATION UNIT -Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) was opened with in the emergency room. After visiting this area, I noticed the nurse practitioners solely in control of the area. I witnessed Nurse Practitioners (NP) managing patients with congestive heart failures, (CHF), Diabetes, chest pain, asthma, and many more acute illnesses.
Nurse Practitioner Interview I spoke with a friend’s sister, a recent graduate DNP, who works as a women’s health NP at a public health clinic system in Utah. Role The role of the women’s health care nurse practitioner can vary widely depending on the setting. J. Yale sees patients for both annual visits as their main care provider and for gynecological issues (personal communication, September 9, 2016). “Many people don’t realize you can do annual visits,” she said, “for example, I can treat someone for high blood pressure in the clinic, in an office setting.” (J. Yale, personal communication 2016). The practice where Ms. Yale works has five different clinics, including a community clinic that serves a high-percentage refuge population, a clinic inside a hospital, and a clinic
She spends her days at the Roseridge Home for Extended Care until the end of her days. Meredith is responsible for anything that is in her mother’s name, and she does not inform anyone of her mother’s illness, until Ellis was hospitalized at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital (known now as Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital). The correlation between Meredith and I for being a caretaker of a loved one is surreal. My younger brother, the “baby” of the family, was recently diagnosed with paranoia schizophrenia. He too, like Ellis, was hospitalized; however, his stay as much longer than Ellis.
During my senior year of high school I got an opportunity to shadow an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse at Adena hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio. Darcee Pierce is the name of the nurse I shadowed. At that point in time I didn’t know which career I wished to pursue. However, within minutes of shadowing Darcee, I knew this was the profession meant for me. I saw patients in critical condition, which was sad, but the care and compassion
Just like a saw needs to stop being used in order to be sharpened, a nurse needs time off to recuperate; it’s as simple as that (Covey, 1989). It is important not to burn the candle at both ends, working more than the designated shifts and longer than 12 hours should be avoided. An example used regarding medication errors and working too many hours involves a nurse working a double shift on a pediatric oncology unit didn’t correctly prime an IV line and caused cardiac arrest in a patient (Kelley, 2004). Although nurses work three days a week, their hours remain the same as other full time employees that work the typical 5 day schedule. A nurse’s time off should be valued because they are the last line for patient care, they are the ones administering the medication the doctor prescribes and the pharmacy makes (Kelley, 2004).
I told her my pain level was at an 8, even though I and no clue what had happen to my knee. The soft spoken nurse had sent me out to the lobby to wait again to be called. Minutes later my mother and older sister had showed up to the hospital. “James Sanchez” said a male nurse. I had stumbled over to him, when he asked how I was doing?
For people with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), it can be hard to open up to a stranger, for EMDR there is minimal talking necessary. When she came home, she was offered free treatment through a pilot program that uses EMDR called The Veteran Resilience Program. Elaine Wynne runs this program; she created a team of 25 therapists and 30 veterans to try EMDR therapy.
She realized she had been labeled as an abolitionist, and her life was in danger, but she was determined to help her people. She overlooked her safety to help someone in need. “Harriet established the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged on a property adjacent to her own. After undergoing brain surgery to try to alleviate the symptoms from the head injury that had plagued her since childhood, and being essentially penniless, Harriet was forced to move into the home herself in 1911. She died there on March 10, 1913, supported by family and friends”.
Respiratory Acidosis My topic for my paper is Respiratory acidosis. The article I chose in relation to my patient in ICU was Interpreting Arterial Blood Gases by Georgina Casey. I chose this article because it is informative and helpful to me as a soon to be graduating nurse. Throughout this paper I will give a brief description of my patient, the pathophysiology of respiratory acidosis, the article summary and describe how this is helpful to me as a beginner nurse. My Patient My patient was a 70-year-old female who came in for a scheduled mitral valve repair.
Four states, Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana have approved laws of the practice of physician-assisted suicide. Although the patient expresses her wishes, healthcare professionals should make sure that she is mentally clear to be aware of what she is stating and the implications of death. Because she has not slept in two days and is on medication for