The fact is we want to get sick people better; it is in a nurse’s nature to care for the well-being of each patient. We study for hours in nursing school to be the best nurses we can be so that we can learn to properly assess and provide treatment. What every nurse must always remember is that patients have rights. It is important to get a patients informed consent and to be sure that they understand the procedure they are about to undergo, why they need the treatment, the risks involved, and the ramifications behind the decision to give their consent. When a patient does not fully comprehend a procedure, how can we as nurses expect them to readily agree to medical interventions blindly?
The nursing task may not only separate the drug to patient but also the daily care for patient, for instance, to feed patient and give wound dressing. To face on the multiple-task problem of nurse, there must enhance the awareness and reduce workload for nurse so that the quality of care can improved. Stage 5. Conclusion In this practicum, I observed a lot of nursing practice from nurse staff. Although they are careless to handle the preparation of medication, there should be alert to patient safety and to improve the quality of nursing care which is professional.
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.
A young girl had her tonsils removed and became very sick afterwards, the cause was her lingual artery was cut during her tonsillectomy. She stated “My mom called the ENT office and the doctor on call (not the person who performed the surgery and not the person who suctioned out my throat) said that I had to go to the hospital so he could cauterize my throat. When my mom was on the phone, I passed out again. I truly believed that I was going to die.“ Later she explains that her way of staying hopeful, throughout her debacle, was to be optimistic from this quote ”Those words have stuck with me since the surgery. One and a million.
as a nurse who has your policies being forced upon me without any request for input I know that it 's vital to get input from my co-workers. So my plan would be to hold a series of staff meetings in which co-workers can express their doubts or their favor and I would listen honestly to their concerns. Also having the help of Educators unit Educators and also Hospital Educators to help me with presenting the plan to my coworkers would also be beneficial. I would also remind or workers that this new policy has only the patient 's well-being in mind and if
When addressing clinical incompetence in the workplace, I feel that it is very important to keep the communication lines open. There is no way to know if the nurse if fully competent or what the nurse needs help understanding without honest communication. I agree that a skills checklist is a great way to evaluate competency (Yoder-Wise, 2015), yet I feel that there are better ways to help the nurse. I think it would be very helpful to evaluate the best way that the nurse that is struggling learns and attempt to be accommodating. Everyone learns in different ways.
I want to be a surgical technologist, meaning I will assist with surgery. The patient sees me for a short amount of time, however, in that time I can show love and make that patient feel at ease in their frightened state of mind. Going along with this, I will reverence the unique dignity of each patient. Surgery caters to the patient not the procedure; each patient is different for instanced: one may be overweight, malnourished, or have allergies. All of these are obstacles and are approached with careful consideration of how to keep each unique patient safe.
At the end of the meeting, I observed the team (nurse, social worker, and nurse practitioner) debate on the patients’ request for increasing their level. The decisions were mainly based on the patient’s behavior and interaction with other patients on the wing. Being compliant with medication, therapy, group sessions, and self-care were also factored in the consideration. I did observe an RN and psychologist discuss a plan to prevent two patients from arguing or becoming violent. They were discussing ways that were fair to both patients without compromising their needs or care.
Hi Ann, I agree with you that we as nurses face tough situations about your patient care. Our primary role is to advocate for our patient’s rights if that means standing up to their own family members or physicians, so the patient’s wishes are heard. Patients have a right to refuse a procedure, if they think it is the best option for them. Our primary job is to provide education so our patients can make an informed decision about their care. Not too long ago, I took care of a patient that had open heart surgery but had multiple complications after the procedure.
As always, the very first step of Nursing care begins when we enter the patient’s room for assessment. The way we introduce ourselves or talk to patients the first time determines the way the entire relationship will unfold. That speaks volumes when it comes to Nurse-patient relationship. Nurse assesses patient’s and his or her own understanding of what is happening Gorman (2008). I do realize that the more we interact with patients, keep our differences or problems behind us, the more the patient becomes more open to discussion about patients’ needs and wants.