For my practicum experience I was at the Sacred Heart Medical Center ICU (2S). The Sacred Heart ICU takes a variety of different patients – traumas, strokes, septic patients, etc. To guide my time on this unit I was assigned a nursing preceptor. Mackensie Rockstrom, who was with me for all but 28 of my total 136 hours, has been a nurse for five years. Two and a half of these years have been spent in the ICU, the other two on the 8th floor, a neurological floor, of Sacred Heart.
As I read the “Team STEPPS makes strides for better communication”, some of the tools like; (SBARQ) is used in many organizations, especially during patient hand-offs. It provides a systematic way to convey patient information, which is essential during high-stress situations. In a stress situation, taking responsibility to prevent human errors. As ANA code of
Patient’s care is classified based on unit, there are specialist clinics to care for specific cases such as Ear, Nose and Throat clinic, Ophthalmology clinic, Urology Clinic etc. Nurses are at the fore front of coordination in the area of patient care, the contribution of registered nurses to patient care coordination have been an integral part of the nursing profession. As a nurse we are saddled with the responsibility of planning care, guiding the patient and families through the process of care, educating them at discharge from acute care and always doing their best to improve the continuity of patient’s care through all settings and care
and it is great to realize that I am able to do that. Providing professional medical service is of great importance, but, to my mind, the most valuable thing especially in the healthcare sphere is kindness and sympathy to all patients without exception. Such attitude to my work keeps convincing me all the time that nursing was the right choice. Nowadays, nursing is deemed to be one of the most demanding professions offering new challenges every day.
Louis. That is 24 hospitals with several floors each, that offer jobs for new graduates.” (Oxford 2017, p 2) SSM Health was the first place I applied to. They have seven entities in St. Louis with one application that works for all entities. The application is for the Graduate Nurse Residency program.
Triggers, warning signs, and crisis planning are the components of the process, and require interdisciplinary work from the patient, nurse, doctor, counselor and other support staff. As with every human being, stress is a normal part of life. How we cope with those stressors is the difference between mental illness and mental wellness. With patients with substance-abuse issues, their coping mechanism is their substance of choice. So it is important to identify those stressors early on, identify early warning signs, look for inevitable situations where the patient feels like everything is falling apart, and most of all, prevent them from using.
The career I chose to pursue is Registered Nurse. The reason why I chose Registered Nurse as my career choice is I love helping people. Making sure they are taken care of in every area from bathing, to cleaning, to hospitality. Registered Nurse is a good choice because you get to work with a variety of patients, and kids in the pediatric department and geriatric. Nurses are also very specialized in neo-natal intensive care.
I learned that nurses need to be familiar with patient’s rehabilitation by knowing therapies that are indispensable and beneficial for their recoveries; and that active involvement in the prevention of deteriorations and complications in physical health and function is important for the patient (p. 22). 3. The article changed the way I think and understand that knowledge is power hence educating patients on best practice to get them back to health or functioning normally is of the essence. 4. In my future practice, I will frequently update self of therapies and pay more attention to details that the patient identifies as essential for recovery to better help them regain their well-being and ability to perform their daily activities.
This learning process helped me develop my tact and patience, and appreciate that the care of the patients is the first priority of the nurses. I have also carried out work placement in a hospital that offers palliative care. I relish this opportunity as I learnt that nurses see very challenging patients and need to be not only compassionate and thorough but also comfortable with ambiguity and careful advocates for their
I care about providing the best holistic healthcare I possibly can for my patients through evidence-based practice. I respect individuals’ race, socioeconomic class, gender, and sexual orientation. I work well with others and I strive to help create a good working environment where people can communicate, ask questions, learn new information, and feel respected. With this New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, I hope to be exposed to many different clinical situations. I hope to further develop my clinical leadership skills and to gain new knowledge.
Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are compassionate and driven people tasked with performing a job that requires vigilance, mental acuity and dedication to improving the provision of health care. The decision to research this career is based on the growing need for affordable health care and the CRNAs’ dedication and continual ability to meet these demands. CRNAs demonstrate intelligence, indelible work ethic and an unsurpassed desire to advocate for the patients under their care. CRNAs provide ease and peace of mind throughout the perioperative period by including patients in the discussion and formulation of anesthetic plans. Intraoperatively, CRNAs are charged with the task of providing amnesia, sedation, immobility and analgesia
I just completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and look forward to exploring nursing theory, evidence-based practice and leadership even further in the advance practice curriculum. I am pursuing family nurse practitioner because it will allow me to be more versatile in my nursing skills and serve a larger patient population. There has been a focus on primary care medicine since the Affordable Care Act; resulting in a larger need for nurse practitioners required to care for this patient population. I have been granted an opportunity to advance my career and I am more than ready to take on the added responsibilities and handle treatment plans autonomously, as well as learning additional skills such as diagnosing and prescribing medications. By obtaining my graduate level education my clinical judgment would be enhanced to improve safety, quality of care and patient outcomes substantially.
Bilingual Licensed Psychiatric Technician, seeking to contribute my earned skills and knowledge. Graduated from West Hills College Psychiatric Technician Program. After graduating from Technical School I become pregnant with my daughter. I was blessed with the greatest opportunity to be able to stay home. Now that my daughter is two I feel is time for me to resume where I left off in my career.
Introduction and Setting For the last 3 years I have worked in an acute care hospital, on the night-shift as a nurse in the labor and delivery unit. This is a 16 room labor and delivery bed unit that also houses 4 additional triage bays, a full time nursery, and a fully functional operating room This labor and delivery department runs as a 24hour, 7day a week unit with each nurse having to take at least 16 hours a month of call on days, evenings, or weekends. This is a very fast-paced unit, which carries a heavy load of responsibility and stress. Labor is unpredictable with that you never know what your patient load may be from day to day. This is an area that requires knowledgeable and multi certified/trained nurses that are always on their toes and have the ability to adapt and react to emergencies without hesitation.