Quality Nursing Care - Summative Essay Abby Smith A8a Introduction I will be using Driscolls model of reflection (2007) to look back and reflect on how my concept of Quality Nursing Care (QNC) has advanced and also how that has adapted me for practice. Reflection is a crucial tool to help achieve continuous lifelong learning in the nursing profession because by using this tool Nurses can collate both their academic understanding and nursing practice. (Fawcett, 2006). Reflection can be used to educate ourselves by looking back on previous care given and seeing how it can be improved. (Peate, 2016).
Introduction/Description The purpose of this essay is to deliver a reflective account of the learning and educating actions required to change a stoma bag. A third year student carried out the actions required to complete the task within a ward setting. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2015 describe reflection as a process where nurses are given the opportunity to reflect on significant events that have taken place and explore their knowledge and practical skills in an objective way. Using analysis and evaluating the nurses actions, provides a learning opportunity, allowing future practice to be improved including professional development and patient safety (Nursing and Midwifery Council, (NMC) 2015). For this assignment, Gibbs (1988) reflective framework will be used.
As I read the “Team STEPPS makes strides for better communication”, some of the tools like; (SBARQ) is used in many organizations, especially during patient hand-offs. It provides a systematic way to convey patient information, which is essential during high-stress situations. In a stress situation, taking responsibility to prevent human errors. As ANA code of
They participate in other nursing organizations or committees and provide suggestions to improve health care system. Public Health In community health setting, Advanced Practice Nurses serve as clinicians, nurse educators or administrators. They provide services in schools, day care centers, community health clinics, group homes as well as in skilled nursing facilities. They are involved in the health of new mothers and babies through pre-and post-natal care, preventing domestic violence and child abuse through education and awareness
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.
Interprofessional communication is when provides/students communicate with each other, with people, and their families to have open, collaborative reasonable manners for the health issuers or concerns. During this experience, I was able to observe many different opportunities that interprofessional communication took place. Some interpersonal communication that took place between the nurse and the patients to provide great care to the baby, was explaining the shots that we provided (risk and benefits), importance of provided warm to the baby, importance of keeping track of the baby’s intake and output, routine vital signs and fundus check on the mother. Interprofessional communication also happened between the nursing staff and the doctor of the delivery to ensure the patients and newborn had great care during the process of delivery the child. The doctor and nursing staff communicated about progress of the pregnancy, such as dilation.
Interprofessional practice improves health care delivery through the use of knowledge and skills of health care professionals. Interprofessional practice is an advantage for healthcare professionals because it improves communication among health care professionals. Interprofessional practice also includes collaboration. It includes collaboration of health care professionals from different backgrounds meet, interact, learn and practice with the client. Collaboration which is a part of Interprofessional practice is powerful in a way that it achieves satisfactory health outcomes.
A critical look at the cause of a particular problem helps in fixing the systems associated with the problem to ensure that a similar scenario is not witnessed in the future (Andersen, Fagerhaug & Beltz, 2009). In the medical realm, affective management of the main causes of a particular problem is crucial since medicine is a matter of life and death. The case study reveals that Mr. B arrived at the hospital complaining of severe pain in his left leg and hip area. The nurse on duty carried out routine procedures and checks for vital signs including blood pressure, weight, and heart rate and the patient was discharged to the emergency department waiting area. The medical history of the patient was also noted to guide in the delivery of care (Croteau, 2009).
Robinson et al. (2002) mentioned that APN with wide knowledge in disease progress, research, health promotion and prevention of major illness who are keen to share knowledge to patients will help patients to understand more about their conditions. Koh and Ang (2005) states that with comparison to the doctors, the APNs are more likely to spend extra time to educate patients on health promotion and life style changes and are proven with better compliance with treatments. Karnusammy (2006) also mention that in addition to educating the patient and nurse, the APN also actively involve with patients family and initiating discharge. Nurses will also gain more knowledge and build a positive relationship with the APNs.
The results of these studies strengthened the author’s belief that the community benefits from the implementation of this public health program. The author is currently a pediatric cardiothoracic operating room nurse and is knowledgeable on the complications and mortality due to the late detection and delayed surgical treatment of CCHD in newborns. The author believes that changes in normal newborn screening routine is beneficial and should be implemented in nationwide. The author will use her analytic philosophy to conduct more studies that will yield new recommendations to improve patient outcomes. Moreover, the author plans to evaluate multiple evidenced-based practices that are being implemented in her facility and publish articles in the
Acute Care- It is an illness that needs an immediate care. Laboratories exams are essential for the patient diagnostic. Depending on the patient’s severity, he/she will be frequently monitored by an experienced nurse. For example, if a patient’s is attended at the hospital after a car accident and the medical staff realizes that the patient has lost conscious and is bleeding severely. This is a situation where an immediate care is obligatory.