The Hill v. Ohio County involves a wrongful death case in which the hospital refused to admit Juanita Monroe. She thought she was in labor. As a result, she delivered her child at home without medical attention and died shortly after giving birth. The plaintiff was Lorene Hill, administer of Monroe’s estate, against Ohio Country Hospital. The question arises whether there was a breach of duty by the hospital in accordance to the institution’s admission policy. The staff nurse followed all protocols defined by the hospital. When Monroe arrived at the hospital there was no apparent emergency. Moreover, the nurse went above and beyond to provide for her, she gave Monroe information where to get OB services and even offered an ambulance
Josepha is working on a medical surgical unit with three other RNs and one LPN. There is also a male and a female patient care tech. Josepha has been a nurse for four months, and after completing two months of orientation she takes a full assignment as a registered nurse. Josepha feels that the assignments she receives are not always fair, as she tends to get the most challenging clients. In addition, she is most frequently assigned any change of shift admissions. While she understands that she is part of a team, she often feels that the consistency of the inequity of these assignments is not fair. She is self-aware of how this is affecting her. As she starts her shift today she is again assigned to the
I started my health care career as a nursing assistant at the young age of 16 years-old perusing the dream of one day becoming a nurse. At that time, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into and what it meant to be in the health care. I have been able to touch and impact so many different people’s lives throughout the last 6 years from patients and residents to their family members. Sometimes not even realizing that I was changing someone’s life. Although I’ve helped hundreds of people there is one person that will I will always remember.
The emergency department has always drawn my interest due to unexpected injuries, and how many people walk through the doors. I don't know who will come in next, and have no way to prepare besides making sure the equipment is working. During my shadow experience, it was not at all busy, and I was able to follow the doctor to discharge one patient who tried to pass a bowel movement, and fainted, while driving. I also got to greet a tachycardic patient complaining of chest pain with the nurses, and later with the doctor. Although I was unable to witness many patient interactions with the doctor I shadowed, it allowed me to see the other side of his role. As a doctor, part of his role is to document everything, complete paperwork, and order tests for the patients. I spent Much of my shadowing visit was in the office sitting as the doctor documented and communicated to other healthcare members such as the pharmacists and nurses.
Henrietta Lack was an African American woman born in 1920 who helped science define some of the world’s medical discoveries. Many woman were dying every year from cervical cancer. Little did she know what the future held for her and millions of other people. This situation saddens me as a medical professional because a human was treated as a specimen rather than a person. Even though this was many decades ago, I feel as though there still should have been standard practices in place that prevented this kind of behavior from those who are supposed to be trusted most, health care professionals. The article we had to read in a previous assignment is a wonderful account of Henrietta Lacks life and the impact she made on the world today. It
Monday October 26th: Today at Moses Cone hospital, I was in the role of student nurse. I had two patients; one a returning patient, and the other a new patient. The nurse I was working with is someone I have never worked with before or even seen on the floor, but she seemed to be familiar with the unit.
For my senior project I job shadowed a registered nurse on the Acute Rehab floor at Mercy General Hospital. My goals for senior project were to learn the basic skills a nurse needs to help a patient and to learn how to interact with different types of personalities. My mentor for my project was Michelle Whitten, she has been a nurse for two and a half years. Michelle has a B.S in nursing and a B.A in human development. She is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR, Basic Life Support BLS, Advanced cardiac life support ACLS,
As I approached the scene I saw two Suffolk County police department sector cars on scene and a first responder. This was a summer evening, you could still feel the humidity lingering in the air. Over the radio, the cops relayed that CPR was in progress. I approached the house, entered using the side entrance. Before I even step foot in the door I could hear sobbing and the distress in a woman 's voice. I carried in the necessary equipment, the cops were actively doing CPR as the advanced life support provider (ALS) was looking for IV access. As EMS personnel we took over for the cops, we placed a LUCAS device on him, it 's a device that does compressions for you. Then, we continued ventilating the patient and placed him on a backboard in preparation to transport and move the patient.
Working with patient’s that are aggressive can be challenging and even overwhelming at times, making it important of the nurse to self-reflect upon the encountered situation to gain insight and understanding. Being self-aware to one’s own feelings while working with patients and reflecting upon those feelings can benefit a nurse’s practice and care that is provided. As I stood outside the clinic room, I had a lot of nervous energy going because I had no idea what to expect walking into the room and what would happen. I felt hesitant to enter the room which seemed to be a similar response to everyone else as well that was waiting outside their respective doors. As we entered the room I was quite throw off by having the patient sitting on the
The methods I would use to evaluate my work is doing my follow-ups with the patient in order to assist patient with additional resources as needed. I would also evaluate the patient’s mood and her cognitive way of thinking. I would evaluate my progress by being available when the patient needs assistance and additional support. I would also base my progress on the patient’s motivation to met her goals. I have been lucky enough to see the progress of this patient. Since the first time I met with the patient, I have noticed this patient has made progress. The patient was proactive in the hospital by booking appointments for her husband to see potential apartments. The patient was supportive to her family and assisted them in whatever way she
The nursing profession requires the thinking skills of aspiring students to meet standards above and beyond that of any other profession. In order to effectively implement the nursing process in practice, a nurse must thoroughly understand the foundations of critical thinking by incorporating the elements of critical thinking: determining the problem, the goal, frame of reference, assumptions that we hold about the particular matter, concepts, ideas, or principles vital to the problem, evidence or data, interpretations, and implications or consequences. Giving students the ability to fine tune these skills, in a safe and controlled environment, is proving to be very beneficial.
Throughout the essay, the author has carried out a holistic assessment of the patient including objective and subjective data which allowed for the formation of actual and potential nursing diagnoses. Upon identifying all actual and potential nursing diagnoses, the author then identified the priority nursing diagnosis for John. Watkins et al (2015) found that carrying out nursing assessments can improve patient safety as they provide an early recognition of patient deterioration which leads to timely treatment e.g. frequently assessing vital signs, as appropriate, can allow the nurse to provide appropriate nursing interventions in response to abnormal vital signs. Providing preventative and timely care allows the nurse to provide nursing interventions
I was in the gero unit at Millwood. I got to see an older people suffering from different types of psych disorder. It was around breakfast time, I saw an old lady crying and laughing at the same time. She was yelling to the nurse saying she need her medication and she is in pain. She seems disoriented. she was telling nurse that she wants to get out from that place. She had one bible in her hand and she was telling nurse she will save herself from dying and Jesus will take care of her. She seems very spiritual person. I feel like she is very interesting person to talk with so I choose her for my patient interview. She is suffering from bipolar disorder and her mood swings every minute. I was interviewing her and she suddenly started talking in loud voice and started crying. I was very frightened by the situation. I took a deep breath and I calmed myself down. I asked her if she need any help from my side. She was suffering from gas in stomach and it is causing her pain so she told me to get her morning medicine. It was her medication time, so I administered her medication in the supervision of my nurse. After an hour of medication ingestion, she seems cooperative to talk and she was calmed. I
Last week at clinical it was my turn to administer oral meds. I successfully obtained all of my patient’s medications then I proceeded to her room, knocked on the door. Next I introduced
As a student nurse, I need to be able to alter my priorities for patient care if there is an observable change in my patient's condition. After assessing Angela, I made adjustments to my care plan and instead of focusing on mobility impairment I decided to change my focus to promoting self-esteem and encouraging more independence. Instead of doing tasks for her I empowered her to take more control over her care by providing appraisal when she would complete activities independently such as performing ROM exercises the physiotherapist gave her to complete at the bedside. I did continue to stand by when she was mobilizing to ensure that she was safe, but promoted her independence through positive reinforcement to help promote her self-esteem.