In the first article, the main focus is the cause of errors and what can help nurses to not make mistakes anymore. As a student nurse myself, I can relate and see the ways that these distractions occur. This article gave me an insight of what not to do and what I need to look out for. In Let 's do no harm: Medication Errors in Nursing Part 1, the article is more about the costs of medication errors and how it leads to the eventual loss of trust by clients in the healthcare system. It also talks about small ways that can contribute to making mistakes.
According to ANA, (2014) there are three areas to improve evidence-based clinical care to reduce the rate of CAUTI. Avoidance of inappropriate short term catheter use will assist to reduce foley insertions and utilization. A selection assessment and evidence based management tools used to help nurses manage patients with urinary retention and incontinence. A nurse driven protocol gives emphasis to timely remove urinary catheters. Urinary catheter care during placement is crucial to ensure aseptic technique is not broken during
The field of nursing has pursued to gain recognition as a profession as opposed to a vocation for decades and has made great headway since its humble beginning. Since Hildegard Peplau’s first recognized theory of nursing, nurses everywhere have worked to apply it in practice in order to gain validity as professionals. To add to that concept, McCrae (2011) wrote, “The legitimacy of any profession is built on its ability to generate and apply theory” (p. 222). Martha Raile Alligood (2014) dedicated a section in her text, Nursing theorists and their work defending this principle. Alligood said, “Nursing theoretical works represent the most comprehensive presentation of systematic nursing knowledge;therefore, nursing theoretical works are vital to the future of both the discipline and the profession of nursing” (p. 2).
Florence Nightingale influenced a social movement that impacted the development of professional nursing in the U.S. In 19th century before Florence Nightingale’s time, families and friends cared for their loved ones at home and there were untrained and uneducated women who worked in the hospitals. But Florence Nightingale changed all the chaos and improved hospital settings. Due to her passion of nursing, Florence Nightingale changed the condition of the health care systems and instituted nursing as a respected profession. She structured nursing schools for nurses as to become respected professionals. Demand for higher education for nurses also impacted the development of professional nursing.
In honor of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, a tradition/pledge that states the ethics and principles of the nursing profession is said at pinning ceremonies by nurses. Florence Nightingale has had a the most powerful influence on modern nursing through her implementation of sanitary health practices in hospitals starting in the 1850s. She also helped change the perspective of nursing as a lower/menial job. During her lifetime, she implemented practices that were not used before that would help patients from contracting diseases from wounds. She considered these never-before-implemented hygienic practices as practices that should have already been considered as common sense.
This assignment is a reflection of ethical dilemmas in nursing practice as a registered nurse; this paper is based on the group assignment which was completed for NURS3004. This reflection will include an explanation of the role that I portrayed in the group, the preparation that I did for the role, what could have been done differently, how this group assignment has impacted me in terms of working in a team and finally explain how this assignment will assist me in my future clinical practice as a newly registered nurse. The role that I played in the group was a patient who has a mental health disorder and I didn’t want his mother to know about the illness, as a front it seemed as though we had a close relationship. When my mother leaves the room I asked the nurse to keep my illness confidential as she does not really understand it.
In the world of college, there are many majors or professions to choose from. Whatever career I choose to take, I know that there are many doors open for me to walk through. Planning for life after high school, I am considering going into the medical field to become a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse (NICU). A NICU Nurse is a nurse who cares for premature and critically ill newborns that are born in need of immediate medical attention.
I had the opportunity to do clinical rotations in our local hospital. I had many opportunities to work with nurses that had lots of experience. On one occasion, I was assigned to work with an experienced licensed practical nurse that was working on the medical-surgical floor. The licensed practical nurse had several patients, that had IV medications that were running such as maintenance fluids and antibiotics. The licensed practical nurse had a patient that was on IV pain
Introduction Florence Nightingale, who lived from years 1820 -1910, was one of the pioneering theorists in the nursing history. She was the first to provide a theory to improve and develop health and transform nursing from a domestic service to a permanent profession. Since a young age, she cared for the poor and ill people and considered nursing and serving humans as a Christian duty (Selanders, 2012). Her contribution in providing nursing care for British soldiers fighting the Crimean War and negotiating with the male worlds of both the military and medicine with her administrative skills was significant (Woodham-Smith, 1983). Nightingale founded the Nightingale Nursing School in London in 1860 and created the foundation theory for practice and education of the nursing world.
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
The expected outcomes are standards against which nurse judges if goals have been met. Evaluation of client response to nursing care requires the use of evaluative measure simply as the reassessment of patient symptoms. Vital signs and auscultation of breath sounds. Observation of client skill performance and discussion of how they feel. Lab results such as chest x-ray to confirm whether pneumonia diagnosis is still present.
Role of Advanced practice nurse A telenursing survey in 2005 was conducted around the world to assess how Advanced Practice Nurses, APN’s, perceived the impact of telenursing and the future implications. Seventy-five percent reported that telenursing could impact the nursing shortage. APNs reported 18 different practice sites for their telenursing roles and most of their time was spent in the following functions via telehealth: consultation, administration, in-person/face-to-face direct patient care, telemedicine direct patient care, supervision, research, and teaching nursing or other students in health care occupations (Fairchild, Varghese, Deickman, & Castelli , 2014). The data clearly showed that telenursing is typically not a full time
Most people who provided medical care at birth chamber were women and they dominated proceedings. This kind of medical expertise was usually learned from experience and from other women. There was a strong belief that medical expertise did not lie only among the learned. In the description of Florence’s premier of Savoy hospital illustrated that St Maria Nuova, sent Henry VII of England to help him in planning of Savoy hospital, the skills of the unlearned women treating women patients were fulsomely praised: “the women include several skilled in surgery, for experience is mistress of all things. These have many remarkable cures to their credit and are even more trusted than the men.”
Clinical Nurse Leader As today 's healthcare advances, so must the roles of today 's nurses. One new nursing role is that of the clinical nurse leader. Masters (2014) defines the clinical nurse leader as "an advanced generalist role prepared at the master 's level of education" (pg 378). After successfully graduating from the master 's degree program, the nurse must also pass a certification test set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to become a clinical nurse leader (Fidel 2015).
The Nightingale Pledge is in itself a moral oath for nurses. It is by some standards considered outdated or perhaps old fashioned, but undeniably there are points that still ring true today in modern nursing. The specific point I would like to touch on is the last line of the pledge. " With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care. " In my opinion, I believe this quote is saying that for a nurse, it is his/her obligation to follow the physicians orders to a fair degree and to dedicate his/her efforts to his/her