The impact of nurse fatigue resulting from extended work hours, sleeplessness and accepting extra assignments can lead to numerous problems; some of these problems include but not limited to the following; inability to focus, reduced motivation, impaired or lack of communication, delayed reaction time to a critical event that can occur, example, code call. Personal injury can occur that poses an occupational hazard for nurses since serious injuries can occur of varying degree. The nurses’ duty can be physically demanding which can have a negative effect on patient safety and workforce health (Repique,
Nowadays, lots of people can understand the difficulty of patients because sickness make people afflictive. However seldom people can understand the difficulty of caregivers. Actually, caregiver is a tough job because they not only need to look after the sickness, but also need to cover the mental and physical pressure. Luckily, more and more people concentrate on the situation of caregivers.
The facility promises to meet your elderly relative’s physical, mental and social needs. You are entrusting the facility to provide the highest standard of care for your loved one at any time of the day or night. Unfortunately, unsafe conditions lead to abuse and neglect. The harmful settings create further complications to health and overall well-being of a vulnerable population.
When the focus is on money and dividends, it becomes hard to see the advantages of evidence based practice. The tight fist managers operate under also influences their attitude towards implementing change. With nursing shortages at an all-time high, managers are forced to institute mandatory overtime, and nurses work short the majority of the time. This leaves nurses with less time to provide care, let alone try to research and implement EBP. With the high rate of turnover resulting from high burn-out rates, managers are focused more on hiring and retaining staff, and not on implementing policy changes.
Many factors influence the nurse ability to provide safe, effective, and high quality patient’s care. Among these factors, nurse fatigue. Nurse fatigue occurs generally as a result of a lack of adequate sleep, working extended shift hours, 2-3 back to back 12 hours shifts with no inadequate time to sleep. As a soon to be novice nurse, we need to be aware of the impacts that fatigue can have on the delivery of our care and most importantly the safety of the patients, coworkers and self. In fact, fatigue greatly decrease the nurse ability to provide safe care through increased likelihood of medical errors (e.g; administration of the wrong medication or dose to the wrong patient) causing harm.
It increases the stress level, pain, financial burden and prolongs stay to the patient in hospital due to inflammation. Nurses are aimed to prevent the patient from complications, but here nurses are causing the complications and pain due to their ignorance and malpractice. According to Dychter, Gold, Carson, and Haller (2012) nurses should aware that the complications of intravenous cannula, which are done due to infusions can significantly affect health care costs. Complications of IV therapy are costly in terms of patient quality of life, morbidity, mortality, and treatment expense, specifically when there is a prolonged hospital
Many patients have difficulties in defining which response is best for their pain situation. (Spine, 2006) To provide ideal patient care, nurses require applicable information, skilled abilities, and new approaches toward pain assessment to help with control. Assessment information based on all available indications of pain assessment prevents patients from suffering. It is a crucial element in delivering effective pain management.
The purpose of this research is to determine the amount and type of stress that critical care nurses experience as a result of their day-to-day work environment. If nurses and other healthcare professionals are able to determine stressors in the work environment they arise. This study is also aimed at determine effective coping skills used by critical care nurses to help manage stress. The identification of effective coping skills may be useful to other healthcare workers to help them manage stress. Other phenomena explored include the amount of stress and the relation to burnout among critical care nurses.
This issue is not only affecting the hospital, but also the patients. In the article “When Hospital Paperwork Crowds Out Hospital Care” by Theresa Brown argues that nurses have too much paperwork to fill out about their patients. Having too many paperwork takes away from the nurses getting involved with their patients. In my opinion, neither of the arguments are valid because they lacks supporting details .Even though Robbins and Brown are passion about their topic, they both did a great job using pathos
The problem is a universal one where numerous nursing positions are left vacant as less individuals are becoming interested in the career or experienced ones are choosing different career paths (Fox & Abrahamson, 2009). To solve this problem, nursing positions will be filled with certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are capable of performing basic nursing functions. The EMTs would work under the supervision of experienced nurses and report to the administrative nurse of the day for quality assurance. EMTs would be working in part-time positions rather than full time to reduce spending. Through EMTs, frustrated nurses who feel overwhelmed with their tasks and feel the need for assistance will be less stressed and gain the ability to focus on heathcare.
This nature of work can have devastating effects on the health and wellbeing of a nurse. There are three concepts related to adverse consequences of caring work: these are compassion fatigue, burnout and vicarious traumatization.
Providing care for hospitalized patients can be both stressful and demanding. Nurses often find themselves overwhelmed with the number of tasks they are expected to complete. Due to the large amount of patient care tasks, many nurses forget to implement orders or educate patients on important prophylactic treatments. All hospitalized patients are at an increased risk of developing a venous thromboembolism, no matter the reason for their hospitalization (The American Heart Association, 2017). Venous thromboembolisms pose great risks and are a substantial source of morbidity and mortality to hospitalized patients.
Besides learning the true meaning of teamwork from my experience being a caregiver, I also learned how to deal with stress. Being a caregiver can be stressful due to it being very overwhelming emotionally and physically. It can be stressful emotionally because it 's difficult to communicate with those with Alzheimer 's as their ability to function independently deteriorates as time goes on such as speaking. The continuous lifting, bending, and other movements to help them with daily needs such as dressing, bathing, and feeding causes a physical toll on your body. The most stress comes from those who have behavioral problems daily such as, trying to run away, hitting others, refusing help or simply not wanting to do things.
(Weiss 2012). One of the most critical things MCFM needs to have a sense of urgency about is treating their employees better. There is a huge turnover rate within the office staff and nurse staff. I am a witness to the hard feelings and resentment towards
Nursing professionals are faced with many obstacles when caring for patients. These obstacles often leave nurses questioning their ethical, moral, and professional responsibilities. Many times, these questions arise due to issues within the work environment. Working environments impact the quality of patient care, as well as the nurses job satisfaction. One contributing factor directly affecting patient care, safety, and the nurses work environment is staffing.