Two highly noted programs are Culturally Competent Nursing Modules (CCNMS) and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). The article “Why Is Cultural Competence Important in Nursing” states that in these programs the students “watch videos, listen to and read presentations, and take tests (leading to certificates and credit units) that help them improve their understanding of and show more respect for people from different cultures.” Afterwards they take examinations and are evaluated based on their educational and clinical experience.
An interdisciplinary team of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, administrators, quality resource management staff, and if possible Six Sigma black belts participates in the analysis of the medication reconciliation process and its vulnerabilities. The team develops a plan to eliminate errors by following a flow chart to revise and pursue the established goals. In general, communication failures lead to errors in the administration of medications, in the doses or in the method of using a drug. In fact, Six Sigma approach is fundamental for the safety of nursing homes since many medications increase the patients’ risk of
Ethics, or ethical knowledge, which is our moral code and obligation to service and respect human life. It is the good, valuable and the goals desired (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Personal Situation An example of a situation that I’ve encounter during my few years as a registered nurse, working in long term care, was dealing with residents with multiple diagnosis and aging. I had only been work prn, so it was difficult to really know a client.
This becomes an issue because when the family members want to ask the nurses or nurse manager, the residents and family members’
Although many scholars focus on the negative aspects of the problem at hand, there are people like Lillee Gelinas, Linda Delunas and Linda Rooda that recognize the silver lining. In 2017 Lillee Gelinas wrote an article about the advantages of the nursing shortage. Some of the advantages she highlighted on how crucial the role of a nurse is, higher pay for nursing jobs, and how overall the shortage has brought attention it the industry as a whole (Gelinas, 2017, p.4). Another article titled a new model for the clinical instruction of undergraduate nursing students explains the advantages of the shortage
Another way to avoid this problem is to implement laws to regulate how many hours nurse can work per week. Sleep is important and sleep deprivations lead to many errors that a nurse can make. Nurses should be reeducated on the importance of sleep and fatigue related problems and their impacts on patient safety and medical errors. The last one I saw was titled “Gender Differences in Choice to Attend College for Hispanic Families” by Stephany Ortiz.
LPNs may be denied from performing certain errands, for example, beginning IVs and directing imperative choices with respect to patient treatment, yet this fluctuates by state. Instructive necessities for RNs and LPNs are fundamentally the same. Both oblige science, physiology and life structures courses, however RNs require extra authoritative, group wellbeing and science courses. LPNs are thought to be on the bleeding edge of patient consideration.
Prior to beginning this volunteer experience, I believed that I had a number of personal attributes and skills that fit this role such as having the necessary education about people, specifically older people if to work with elderly. As part of my college course, I have studied and learned about the development of people from conception to death, including how elderly people may act, think and perceive. All the knowledge I’ve attained from the lectures definitely came in handy whilst working in the nursing home. The ability to deal with mental illness properly is important when working in nursing homes as many people in nursing homes are there due to some kind of mental illness such as dementia and Alzheimer’s etc. Personal skills such as compassion, patience, being helpful, motivated, having good communication skills and being a good listener too.
Introduction In this paper, I describe my ideal job as an expert registered nurse in palliative care. Also, I examine my strengths and limitations in relation to a particular job posting (e.g., registered nurse in VHA Home Health Care palliative care) (refer to Appendix). Lastly, the paper discusses various marketing strategies that may help me reach my career goal. Career Vision
NUR1014 Professionalism and Contemporary Nursing Reflective Journal(I) Name: Ko Wing Yi Student Number:15001448 My perception and perspectives of being a nurse in the healthcare team In the healthcare team, every member holds different role, such as nurses, doctor.
In 1987, the Nursing Home Reform Act was introduced and has started a great leap (post Medicare and Medicaid) into the realm of quality of care for the elderly. The main objective of this Act was to make sure that residents in nursing homes received the quality of care that would ultimately maintain or achieve their highest level of mental, social and physical well being. However, since it was introduced, it has been difficult to make a collective agreement on what is considered acceptable quality of life for someone who needs LTC.
Sanctuary Bellbrook is a nursing home that provides a home for older adults in comorbidities conditions. The goal is to make sure residents staying here are in a safe and hazardless environment with the right assistance provided. Resident LJ, born on August 2, 1921 was admitted to Sanctuary Bellbrook due to her right fracture pelvic from a fall. The SPICES tool is used to find actual and potential problems the resident may be experiencing. With the tool, our objective is to establish interventions to reduce risk of injury LJ may be vulnerable to and provide the best care .
Magnet is the status awarded to hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. To obtain this, it requires hospitals to develop, disseminate and enculturate evidence based criteria that result in a positive work environment for nurses and, by extension, all employees (American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC), 2014). During the 1980s, American hospitals were suffering from significant nursing shortage and high turnover at hospitals. However, some hospitals were seen as a magnet for nurses and better able to retain nurses because of their more supportive work environment. Hence, magnet hospital designation was developed in the 1990s to award those hospitals that have better nurse
In an article published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, a study was done on the outcomes of wound healing on home health care patients, which reported that wounds cared for by a WOC nurse resulted in 78.5% of wounds healing compared with 36.3% when care was provided by general staff nurses (Westra, Bliss, Savik, Hou, & Borchert, 2013, p. 135, 136).
As this act was introduced in healthcare setting to help those vulnerable by supplying healthcare service in the community. This enables people to be in the community like home where they can live comfortably and make choice about the way they live and receive the care. In hospital setting, patient will be assessed on their needs and it will act upon decision made by the team. Health- Care Planning Teams are multidisciplinary working parties of officers set up in each District to analyse and assess the needs of the health services (Davies, 1991, p. 9).