The student was surprised at the lack of literature on the theme as it is a vital component of prevention and control of MRSA in the hospital setting. As the nurses of tomorrow, we know that prevention is better than the cure with the topic of health care. In the United Kingdom, the Department of Health (2000) brought about a new concept encouraging the empowerment of patients by giving them greater involvement in the management of their care. This helps distribute decisions making powers between the patient and nurse. Duncanson and Pearson (2005) conducted a research study on patient’s opinions on being asked to participate in the “Clean Your Hands Campaign” and were asked to identify factors that may influence the likelihood of asking healthcare professionals to wash their hands.
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.
This exemplified the need for patient’s autonomy, beneficence versus non-maleficence and truth telling. The nurse faced a barrier due to the physician hierarchical working style. Collaborating using a multi-disciplinary approach and communicating effectively in explaining the disease process could have better manage her symptoms and improve the quality of her remaining life. It is important that early detection and treatment options are discussed by the physicians in an honest and open manner. As patients performance status decline healthcare members should provide informed decisions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and
Critical Thinking: Tanner (2006), had introduce the term ‘thinking like a nurse’. When I read this article I was wondering what it means and takes to think like a nurse, I am a nurse by profession and yet I don’t even know what it means. In order to be a professional nurse, nurses are required to learn to think like a nurse. To my surprise, to be able think like a nurse, a nurse got to clearly defined and understands what is critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Both terms are powerful terms and these terms explain the mental processes nurses use to make certain that they are doing their most excellent thinking and decision making for their patient’s better outcomes.
The topic of my capstone project is to educate other members of the team such as respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and radiology technicians about the scope of practice and the role of the nurse practitioners in different settings including the emergency department. Many of these co-workers have a lack of information about the skills, duties, and responsibilities of the nurse practitioners and sometimes this can delay treatment for patients due to clarifications for orders. If the roles of the nurse practitioners are explained and clarified to other members of the team the treatments for patients can be executed faster, but also “Advanced Nurse Practitioners can have a positive impact on other staff members by improving knowledge, skills
Introduction to the Culturally Competent Care Firstly, the paper introduces a series of important questions a nurse should ask him/her about the importance of cultural competence in patient 's care, the assessment tool which is more feasible to use according to each specific population, and how that knowledge would help to improve patient 's care and reduce healthcare disparities especially for minorities. Importance of the Culturally Competent
Consequently, violence perpetrated by psychiatric inpatient toward mental health nurses has received little interest outside the field. However, there has been a national concern in psychiatric hospital in Oman in managing patient aggression and violence by continuous staff training and attending courses and workshops. In addition, staff has a chances to complete a study in psychiatry and take the specialty to be more competent. Disturbingly, nurses tendend not to report incidents due to fear from the maagers, lack of training and education, lack of clear incident reporting policy, nurse perception that violence are part of acute mental health care and previously experienced no action post incident(Kitaneh and Hamdan, 2012, Minstery of health 2017). Post incdents review and debriefing of the staff team and clients has a positive impact on staff and client to learn from the incident and plan , so as to avoid repeating violence again.
One will coordinate with patient care, monitor the patient’s management, take vital signs, provide medication, prepare patients for exams, and work with medical teams. Working as a registered nurse, or any nurse can be rewarding. The greatest advantage of becoming a registered nurse, is probably earning hands on experience with patients. One should have clear communication skills, the ability to work with others as a team, should be very organized and have great critical thinking skills, and most importantly should be dependable and have high stress tolerance. As stated before, RNs can work in different hospital facilities, doctor’s offices, clinics, schools, military hospitals, and prisons.
Often family members of patient needs are being neglected or unintentionally overlooked especial simple needs. The opportunity given to family members to be involved in bedside care lessen their feeling of helplessness. Addressing family needs help them through the process thus minimise adverse psychological outcomes. Further testing of facilitated sense making is warranted to recognise if the set interventions are effective. Perhaps it will be in advantage having a post-ICU clinic run by nurses like in the United Kingdom to assist family needs in addressing long-lasting anxiety, depression and symptoms of
CRNAs could work in hospitals, dentist offices, or even in the military. Compared to a pharmacist, CRNAs receive more hands-on experience with their patients. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are one of the main providers of anesthesia for procedures today (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”). The Bureau of Labor Statistics also states that the median annual salary of a CRNA is $107,460 (“29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists”). This salary is more than substantial enough for my future that I plan to have.
At a later time in my career, I worked as a Director of nursing for a Skilled Nursing Facility; a dilemma presented itself because we lacked Registered Nurse managers. Our facility offered a substandard benefit package and pay rate for managers and this hindered the hiring process. Corporate refused to approve higher starting wages, therefore, I had to become creative and start thinking outside of the box. There were a few experienced and gifted license practical nurses I thought would be primary candidates to groom for certain positions. After review of state regulations, I presented this proposal to corporate and this idea was approved.
According to the website RNCentral.com there is an article, “Do You Understand Informed Consent,” and they believe since the nurse does not perform the surgery or procedure, getting the patient or parent’s signature is not part of their jurisdiction. If there is a miscommunication and the guardian does not fully understand how the procedure works, the nurse is supposed to notify the doctor or nursing supervisor. Therefore, their thoughts are that the nurse’s role should only be to make sure the one giving informed consent comprehends what is going on. Sometimes the child and their family does not pay attention due to the shock of the diagnoses, or they might feel dumb asking the physician questions. Also, according the article “Nurses’ Roles
People wonder if the education the nurses get by obatining knowledge to gain a BSN in nursing help these organiztions become sucessful or does the hospitals itself offer more to their employees than the public eye can see. The benefits for the nurses and patients tied to Magnet status hospitals has a good effect
As a result, a comprehensive investigation into the influence of the nurse 's individual level of sedation management knowledge needs to be uncovered to promote recommended practices. Research Question Appraisal Why are patients over sedated? Are there tools in place to help monitor a patient 's tolerance and response to sedation? What are the barriers to following recommended best practices? Does the level of individual nurse skill set influence the compliance of sedation weaning?