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?
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.
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Nurses also work closely with ultrasound technicians and patients. Nurses act as the messengers between patients and doctors. They also act as messengers for physicians when they can not be present. The nurses are the ones caring for patients, and taking all that information to the doctor, then if the doctor orders an ultrasound, the nurse then takes that information to the patient. After consulting the patient, the nurse would put in the order and ensure that the ultrasound was scheduled (and took place if within a hospital).
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. As a group we all decided that it is best for the patient’s notes to be filed in the nurse’s station due to issues surrounding confidentiality and privacy.
Outcome 7 – Illustrates how the Nurse Incorporates Professional Values into Ethical Nursing Practice and Personal Accountability. Brenen Dapkiewicz NU 311 Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum Washburn University School of Nursing Knowledge Q1: Define patient centered care and discuss several ways you noticed the facility provided patient centered care. To me, patient centered care is the process of actively listening to, informing, and involving patients in their care. Patients who are involved in their care plan are more likely to stick with their care plan. Moreover, the patient knows him/herself best, if you create a plan that the patient knows they won’t be able to perform, then the plan would be useless.
To encourage that procedure, we must furnish individuals with fitting data. Medical nurses have a key part in giving that data as health instructing. Medical nurses are profoundly taught, experienced health experts who are open through numerous settings. At the point when medical caretakers are working inside of a health promotion display, each connection with a customer can be an instructive mediation. Case in point, while changing the dressing of a diabetic foot ulcer, there is the chance to examine glucose testing and diabetic control.