Lastly I filled isolation carts on the unit. Wednesday: My day began by attending a bed unit meeting. Afterwards, I went to a nurse huddle meeting where I learned about issues that are occurring in nursing. When I returned to the floor I filled isolation carts for the department. Later I had the opportunity to sit in on an internal interview.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016: Montana State Hospital The day began with a care conference by an interdisciplinary team (psychologists, social worker, nurses, and psych techs). Every patient on the wing was discussed about their current situation, behavioral problems, or change in care plan. The nursing process seemed to be utilized when dealing with these problems. The problem was assessed by the entire team, the root cause was determined, a plan was established to implement, and then would be evaluated the next day. Following the care conference, we observed an intake of a new patient.
Once again, I will describe what a day in the life of a medical coder in long term care may Look like. Similar to the Health Educator, the medical coder usually attends a daily clinical meeting to Discuss the previous day’s events and the plan for the day ahead. Medical coders work closely with MDS or minimum data set nurses as they are responsible for the assessments that are completed For the health care center to get reimbursed for the services provided. They also work closely with Medical billing office employees to ensure that the codes on the UB are correct and match the Coding of the MDS. They would also review the admitting diagnoses of recent admissions into The facility and use the discharge summary to put their diagnosis into the system and discerning The admitting diagnosis and prioritizing them in order or importance for payment
The information is automatically gathered by the ICU information system; nurses have the option of either accepting or modifying the data. In typical clinical settings, nurses perform the selection and transfer of bedside monitoring data from the ICU information system to the EHR about once an hour. These ICU information systems typically retain the high frequency bedside monitoring data and can achieve near-real-time computerized decision support. In many cases, the nurse’s notes are also entered into the ICU information system-generally once per shift-and some summary vital sign information may find its way into those notes. Physician progress notes are also entered into ICU information systems in a similar fashion.
At each staff meeting that I attend I have been learning a lot about what other staff members do at the agency. I also learned about wellness checks that are conducted with each patient. The wellness checks helps the providers identify the health status of each patient. Furthermore, this week I have been reconnecting with patients, that I conducted care plans with, through follow up phone calls. The people that I have been able to communicate with have made progress toward their goals.
When I decided to enroll in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) last 2009, I know that I would be able to deal with different kinds of people and be able to be part of their healing process during their stay in the healthcare institution. Today, as I become a part of the health team, I learned a lot of things. First is being able to know how to communicate and work with different kinds of people may it be our patient or a coworker. In my every day shift at hospitals and nursing homes, I was able to meet people from different countries with diverse culture. My effective communication as part of the healthcare team was developed for me to be able to know how to talk to them effectively.
AS Unit 2 Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years settings Introduction The care setting I visited whilst on work placement was a nursing home. It residential accommodation with health care, particularly for elderly people. Task A assessment A description of two different types of communication used in their chosen setting and an explanation of the purpose of each. Verbal communication I witnessed the nurses carrying out verbal communication to interact with the residents throughout the week. I noticed that the nurses would use open ended questions to prompt a conversation with the resident.
Being in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class with Ms.Pennington is always interesting. We attend class every morning during the week from 9:00am.m to 11:30am. The main thing that we work on is all the procedures we need for the residents. But we also work on how to keep the resident safe, and comfortable. Being in the CNA class helps us move forward in the medical field.
When arriving, we all gathered in a room to have breakfast and meet the coordinators. We all then went to our stations, got orientated with our station and waited for our first patients to arrive. Since I am not a registered nurse (RN), we had an RN at our station as well. As patients asked questions, we answered them as best we could and looked at the RN for verification purposes. Very rarely did she
Description: I have been recently employed to Valley VNA which is nursing facility. I will be working the morning shift, during the week as a CNA. The facility is located in Neenah. As a CNA I will work the elderly by helping them get ready in the morning. Reflection: I am excited to work as a CNA to be able to help someone and put a smile on their face just makes my day.