The perioperative experience involves the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phase. I had the opportunity to closely observe the health care staff during the last two phases of the perioperative process. This experience allowed be to gain a better understanding of the role of nurses throughout these different phases. It was apparent that their day to day duties are different than registered nurses in other areas of the hospital. During the perioperative experience, I was able to observe the role of the registered nurses, the role of other staff members, the progression of the nursing diagnosis, and patient teaching.
Some nurses work in the patient’s home which is called Home Help Aid. Most of them work in familiar healthcare facilities. They many more nurses such as, travel nurse where they work, where Registered Nurses’ are in short supply they mainly work either in domestically or in foreign countries. No matter where you work at as a Registered nurse you will always see things that you have never seen before, or you see on a day to day bases. The Registered nurse field is filling up every day, there are always jobs opened and needed in that department.
Nurses on this floor are so eager to help each other out. The main actions I see every nurse on this floor take are assessing frequently, administering medications, caring for the patient and family, as well as playing with the child in hopes of making them feel their age in a hospital setting. I observed two different patients today with two totally different situations. Just because patients are on the same
That when they talk about how many surgeries they will have that day, and if they are missing any nurses or doctors. I got to meet all the nurses from both the post and pre-operative side. I had previously worked with a few of the nurses before at
This class taught me a lot about the medical field. It also provided me with hands on experience. I learned how to take basic care of patients. Even though I did not want to become a nurse, I wanted to work my way up because I believe that to become a doctor, I should be able to delegate duties of the people who work under a physician. During my time there, I learned how to make hospital beds, give bed baths, change patient’s clothes, and other common duties of a nursing assistant.
Additionally, I assist in different cases throughout the ER. For example, when a new patients come or when patients are deteriorating, the available nurses go into the room and help the other nurse. In these situations, I go and help as well and gain experience on the procedure to follow in
The nurse can be seen as the eyes and ears of the treatment team because he or she makes sure the treatment is running smoothly. The nurse takes a large role in communicating with the patient and family, so they understand the care they are receiving. Social workers mostly work on the coordination of care determined through the patient’s needs; nurses take part in this coordination as well. The doctor or psychiatrist prescribes or adjusts medications or treatment and works with the coordination of care. A nurse practitioner can sometimes be involved and has a similar role as the primary physician.
Reflection Qualities that make an effective nursing leader are the same qualities that many other nursing staff and general public possess. Such as, the ability to support and empower their team members, be well organized, remain consistent with their expectations, and be able to communicate with their team. Support and empower the team members An example of this quality is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on one of the units at Wascana Rehabilitation Center (WRC), where I had one of my clinical rotations. This nurse would ask each staff member if they had any concerns during their daily huddles. Particular case that was discussed for a few days was regarding a patient’s family member (distant) who would visit every Tuesday and steal patient’s
First of all we have the Amedisys hospice physician, which treat the patients for their chronic illnesses when in need. We have the Registered Nurses, which give the medications and manages it to control the pain that are needed for the patients; also we have a 24/7 on call services for Hospice. We have social workers who documents the patients evaluation that determines if the patient is still eligible for hospice or not; and also we have the chaplains that’s there for their “Bereavement”. And last but not least is the Hospice Aide, which is my Job Title. I am the one that does most of the work, but the last in order; I document the patients daily routines, meaning their wounds, their skin tears, their personal care and promoting compassionate dignity and affirms quality of life for the patient, family members, and their loved
I communicated with the patient’s, my preceptor, other nurses, the PCT’s, PT, and the kitchen staff. When I was in the patient’s room I was sure to explain what I was doing, and answer any questions the patients had about their plan of care. I worked with my preceptor throughout the shift, asking questions, clarifying orders, clarifying medications, procedures and more. I communicated with other nurses by thoroughly receiving and handing off report. I communicated with the PCT’s that I would perform the vital signs for my patients and worked with the PCT when my patient needed labs to be sent down.
These consents need to be signed by the patient and the surgeon. These are mentioned as reminders during this time as well because they are always audited by CMS and UNOS. The transplant surgical physician assistants present the data: the depth of subcutaneous tissue, surgical complications during surgery, wound vac placement, readmits, induction therapy, cold ischemia time of the donor, pump time on the kidney, KDPI%, initial rejection, treatment of the initial rejection, hospital course, and date of discharge. The inpatient coordinator communicates difficulties with teaching and medication coverage issues. This is an opportunity that the physicians and staff suggest changes of the educational materials to the patient and transplant clinic.
I am currently working as an LPN rooming patients in an OB/GYN clinic. My job includes taking vitals, updating medical records as necessary, preparing exam rooms for the providers, administering injections and medications per order, and recording signs and symptoms for the providers. I work along side the providers and midwives assisting with procedures. I place OB patients on the non-stress testing machines and educate patients on topics such as breastfeeding, maintaining a healthy pregnancy, etc. Working here, I 've been able to witness many situations that drive me to want to succeed as a doctor, such as being able to assist patients who are in active labor or empowering patients to take better care of their health.
For my Capstone Project, I chose the career as physician assistant. I worked hard throughout the year to make sure I make a good grade on the Capstone Project. I job shadowed at D.D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in the pain management unit. I spent most of the time observing my mentor while she performed check-ups on her patients.
This included the district nurses, her G.P., physiotherapist, and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We arranged a full reassessment of her needs and reviewed her support