(Galbraith, 2007) Pharmacist plays a vital role in medication cycle, they are responsible for monitoring patient health and enhance their response to medication therapies. The pharmacist also educates the patient on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medication. In addition, they educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers about the medication. The pharmacist is responsible for storing the medication in specific secure place such as cupboard also they prepare a different kind of medicinal product such as ointment, cream, powder, ear, nose and eye drops, lotions, mixtures, antiseptic solution and syrup. (Galbraith, 2007) Question 2: Outline the process of communication and teaching elderly considering HAAD Standards?
Nursing care is provided to every patient under the direction of a Registered Nurse which has the responsibility and accountability for the assessment, nursing interventions, delegations to PCA’s (Patient Care Assistant). For instance, nurses can delegate to PCA’s or unlicensed staff to take vital signs, to draw blood, to bathe patients, patient ambulation, etc. The manager has the responsibilities to maintain qualified staff to perform all the tasks, also is responsible for the overall budget, performance improvement, staff retention, etc. The delegation from charge nurse is going to depend on the floors where they work. Some floors allow the charge nurse to take up to two patients, and others, charge nurses only supervise and help other nurses as necessary.
The scope of practice is an RN’s job description including nursing assessment of health status, development of plan of nursing care, administration of medication, delegation of interventions to implement the plan of care, maintenance of safe and effective nursing care, being a patient advocate, evaluating responses to interventions and the effectiveness, etc. A lot of these pieces of the RN scope of practice are the steps of the nursing process. As a nurse, it must be remembered that if you do anything outside of the scope of practice and your job description, it will haunt you and there will be
For this paper, there are 2 interviews required that are related to the nursing careers. The two interviews that were conducted were from a Charge Nurse, and from a Head Nurse. Each of the interviews are discussed in detail below, separately. The charge nurse is a person who has the duty of a specific department in a healthcare institution for their assigned shift. It should be noted that a charge nurse is a vital job because the person holding this job has to interact not only with the patient and his families, but also has to interact with doctors, nurses, and other staff members in order to update them about the patients that the charge nurse is looking after.
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).
The Anatomy and Physiology of a Registered Nurse Career Lina Marulanda Miami-Dade College Job Description According to the Miami Dade College Leon Medical School of Nursing a Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing the patient’s health problems and needs. Following an assessment Registered Nurses must make and carry out a nursing care plan for their patient, as well as maintaining accurate medical records. In some cases Registered Nurses can advise their patients on ways to maintain good health and prevent any diseases or further complications. In addition to their professional medical obligations, Registered Nurses provide emotional support and guidance to patients and their families. While Registered Nurses have many
If nurses are unable to perform certain tasks, it is essential that nurses from incoming shifts be able to perform them. The basic handover consists of the patient's ailment, vital signs, bowel movements, nutritional intake and other need-to-know basis doctors or nurses from other shifts would use in order to assess the patient properly. No matter how major or minor, poor communication can
Some of the discharge instructions could be retained or lost in their memory once the patient Is discharged from home. There are times when after the patient is discharged from the hospital, the patient sometimes calls back to the nursing station with questions concerning their discharge medications or instructions. I believe if there was a hospital discharge hotline staffed by registered nurses for the patient to call after discharge, this would help make their transition easier from the hospital to at home setting. This will ensure the patient and family member questions are answered and more time has been dedicated to the patient or caregiver over the phone for help with discharge. “As a continuous process, discharge planning starts earlier and continues later and involves reaching out to both health care professionals and family caregivers along the entire continuum of a patient’s care” (Robeznieks, 2017, p. 40).
The nurse duty is to review the received medication from the pharmacist then administer the medication to the patient. Any errors that occurs in this management can lead to medication error. The ethic code for all these professionals are to provide safety patient care and protect patients from harm. Therefore, this project target prescriber (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant), pharmacist, and nurses in medication error related to sound-alike and look-alike
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses typically have the same goal of providing patients with the best care possible within their scope of practice. Both types of nurses can work in a hospital, doctor’s office or at a home health agency. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses both have to pass the NCLEX test in order to receive their nursing license. Although registered nurses and licensed practical nurses line of work are similar, there are some differences. The significant differences are related to critical care thinking, care planning, level patient care, salary and time spent in nursing school.