Teamwork: When it comes to the healthcare field, teamwork is very important to ensure ultimate patient care. The nursing profession is all about helping each other. A professional nurse understands the importance of helping his/her coworker now and then. Nurses also will be in need of help at times. Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected.
“Don’t worry, you’ll be a phenomenal trauma nurse,” Ginny says, smiling, while doing an observation on the trauma unit floor. Glancing at Chiquita with sparkling green eyes, she continues,” You pretty much understand the concept of patient care and how nursing goes. Since you are an employee at Sentra already, you will be able to experience hands on with the trauma unit.” “Possible you are right Ginny, but I know my role as a Nursing Care Partner (NCP) and the hardship that comes with transitioning into the Trauma unit, however I know I need perform at a high expectation,” replies Chiquita, while exiting a patient room, they both reached over to receive some hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of any possible infectious diseases to other
During My Observation, I had the opportunity to observe Terkisha, a Registered Nurse, who was a kind person who gave me lots of information. Not only about nursing but about the Hospital in general. Before heading to the observation, I had a clear knowledge of what a Nurse does in a hospital setting. During my High school years, I had the opportunity to observe many nurses in different departments. Nursing was never a choice I had thoroughly thought about to become my career in the future.
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.
In the article titled, "The Lived Experience Of Pediatric Burn Nurses Following Patient Death." (Kellogg), nurses who work in the pediatric burn unit are interviewed about what they do as well as how they deal with the loss of patients. The conclusion of these interviews is that these individuals do not feel well prepared enough on how to properly handle the death of a patient and they all seemed to agree that grief counseling would have greatly increased their ability to get through these tough losses without starting to hate their job or not doing their job well enough. Another real life account comes from a working NICU nurse whom I interviewed named Clorinda Bryant. She told me all about how she absolutely loves her job and how she loves working with all the babies, but she concluded that by saying that it is a tough job to perform because “these babies have just come into this world and it seems unfair that sometimes they are taken out of it so quickly.” (Bryant) She told me how the hospital she works at does not have any services available to its workers regarding counseling and that if they need help dealing with a loss, they are expected to get their help outside of work and not deal with it there.
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.
Thomas, I agree with you, nursing would be almost impossible without nursing assistants. Throughout my nursing career, I have worked with several nursing assistants that are tremendous and a great asset to the nurse. I have also worked with a couple of nursing assistants that could take some advice and training from those tremendous nursing assistants. Having said that, my job as a nurse is dependent on the nursing assistant and we all should work together for what is best for the patient, for they are the ones who we are caring for and they should be of the utmost importance.
What do I know about being a critical care nurse? I know that being a Critical Care Nurse is a social job and it involves helping or providing service to others. This job provides advanced nursing care for patients in critical care units, commonly known as the ICU. There are many different activities that happen while being a critical care nurse, for example checking a patient's pain level, monitoring a patient for changes on their current status, and being an advocate for the patient's family. I also know that being a Critical Care Nurse can be a very emotional job with some of the patients that come in.
“Thank you for taking care of me at the hospital,” she barely uttered, as tears of liquid silver trickled down her cheeks. I watched from afar, as I realized that even though the nurse may have thought her contribution made no difference to the world, they made all the difference in the woman’s world. Every contribution, from the biggest to the smallest, played a part in changing people's lives. By volunteering at this clinic, I created packages that informed families about the importance of vaccines. I also checked the height and weight of children, which gave the parents, and nurse an indication of the child's growth.
My job shadowing experience went very well. I went to Monroe County and did my job shadow at Promedica Hospital. I went alone and got introduced to a Nurse named Cindy. I saw her do very cool things as a Nurse. 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.
Holding in emotions are a very unhealthy habit and we want our clients to feel that they are not alone in this. For them to have someone to talk to, to get things off their chest and to help heal themselves. Registered midwives and nurse practitioners will be working in the wellness center area where clients can go in and get answers of their health. The midwives will be assigned to pregnant clients that are soon to be a mother. The full time staff members that are on the floor to assist those that are new comers, questions, involved with the activities, showing the clients the building, to hangout with
I have unknowingly evolved into the nursing student and future registered nurse I want to become through my lived experiences; the interactions between patients and their family members, the nurses that I have worked hand in hand with, and the education I have received from my teachers, have individually helped me build my own personal set of values and beliefs to provide high-quality, patient-centered care to diverse populations with dedication and passion. To help patients meet their goals to bathe, eat, dress and be turned-what many take for granted- is emotionally rewarding and I am honored to have helped all of the patients I have helped the past three years as a hospital volunteer, clinical assistant, and a student nurse advancing in my career with a goal in becoming a registered nurse.
Nurses have the ability to turn what can be a frightening experience in a hospital or doctor’s office into a mild or even enjoyable time. More than that, nurses are healers, problem solvers, and compassionate companions. For these reasons and many more, I strive to be a Professional Registered Nurse. When nurses explain why they chose this profession, many respond, “to help people” or “to make a difference.” Although these explanations are selfless and inspiring, my answer is somewhat different. I aim to be a nurse for the lifelong learning experiences that will allow me to grow and develop each day.