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
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).
When you’re working in the operating room, you need to expect a day full of action. That’s just one of the many reasons why surgical techs love their jobs! From the time they clocked in till they leave the hospital, they always carry a sense of purpose in what they are doing. However just like in any other work settings, you cannot avoid circumstances wherein you bump into something you don’t really like. Check out this list about the things surgical technologists
I was able to shadow Dr. Bohman on several occasions and witness a multitude of procedures. anesthesia is an interesting field, half the time you’re checking on patients, giving nerve blocks, and the other half you’re watching a monitor and checking vitals; add to it the on-call hours and you’ve got a job that requires a lot of dedication. The only downside at least from the perspective of an observer is that often you do not get to see what’s going on because the of the sheet they pin up.
Taking vitals and their chief complaints and working them up as needed. There at Frisco Urgent Care we had a protocol to follow. If a patient came in with cough we were allow to run a flu test, strep test and get bloodwork and even a chest x-ray all before the doctor step in the patient room. It being an Urgent Care meant anything could happen. We are trained in what to do accordingly to a patient depending on symptoms or how they came in .
Virginia Henderson’s theory closely resembles the personal theory I use as my guide when providing patient care. Henderson stated that it is necessary for the nurse to “get inside the skin of each of her patients in order to know what he needs” (Masters, 2017, p. 53). Knowing your patients inside and out is an invaluable tool. When you can truly see your patient, it allows you to provide the best patient care for that person. Patient care is individualized because every person has different
This clinical experience has really helped me to sharpen my communication skills and realize just how important it is to understand mental health. We are told multiple times in class that mental health issues can be seen on any floor and that is the truth. I’ve seen patients in my older adult clinical on the pulmonary floor suffer from issues that range from anxiety to bipolar disorder and depression. Being able to understand how to approach people that suffer from these types of illnesses, allows us, the nurses, to give the patient the best care that we can. It helps to build a trusting relationship and get to know them on a personal level.
Suzanna, I can definitely relate to your experience. It is so important that the patient knows you are their advocate. Unfortunately, physicians and residents often get upset and frustrated with nursing staff for asking for additional help. It is critical that everyone set aside their pride or “ego” when patient care is concerned. I have a similar scenario.
My personal perception of nursing is an occupation that requires lots of love, patience, empathy, care for others, dedication and skills. A nurse is the one that stays by his/her patients’ side as they are experiencing pain or even death. Nurses do more than bathing the patients or offering them pain medications. They are there to provide comfort and emotionally connect with their patients. When I was young, I was hospitalized for appendicitis.
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
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.
She often refferred to a paper with the patients history of problems and she grabbed things they needed for tests for the patients well-being. She was helped by a nurse 's aid. If they needed answers they usually went to the doctors or went back to their patient information for more insight. A typical day for Cindy was woke up, checked on al her patients, took vitals and then prepared them for any tests or surgeries they needed for the day. Some things I thought was cool was the relationship she had with some of her patients.
SimChart, as many know, is a simulation of what a real electronic health record looks like. SimChart was a real eye opener for me as I thought all health care records were full of drop boxes and completed with routine clicks of the mouse. This turned out not to be true as even though there a many drop boxes, the nurse must be able to understand what drop box is for and how each bit of information charted affects patient care. While extensive, lengthy, drawn out care plans are completed in the hospital like they are in nursing school, I have learned through completing my exhibit that the electronic health record acts as the care plan. With this, each box marked drives the plan of