Palliative care is known to be a methodology structured to handle medical cases where patients have life-limiting illnesses (National Cancer Institute, 2018). This approach is often specialized and requires a multidisciplinary team to deliver relief to the patient through the management of physical and mental challenges that come with terminal diagnoses. The objective of this approach is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family (Ferrell, et al., 2007). Evidence based practice has come to support this methodology due to the measureable improvements in these patient’s lives (Kavalieratos, et al., 2016). Often, managing patients with life-limiting disease can present as a challenge,
In the simulation lab, there is a huge difference between being the observer and role-playing the registered nurse. I realized this after feeling stressed while determining the best course of action for the patient. Although I am not licensed as a registered nurse yet, I managed to implement some useful interventions. On the contrary, there were plenty of moments where I could have improved. This journal will reflect the moments where I felt troubled and how I could improve myself for the future.
Camilli (2014), asserted that educational delivery is being carried out in innovative and convenient ways, including the use of simulation, virtual classrooms, distance education, podcasts, web conferencing, and online assessments. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be easily recognized as standard components of the nursing process and daily nursing practice, appearing as electronic assessments. Furthermore, nursing students are gaining increasing exposure to technologies during undergraduate studies which includes increasing volumes of electronic health records (EHR), digital diagnostic tools, health monitoring, and reporting equipment, barcode scanning, as well as mobile and hand-held documentation devices. This skills can be applied to clinical setting such as using EHR to follow up patient laboratory results and relay critical lab values to the physician. Also, barcode scanning can be used to prevent medical errors by giving the correct medications to the patient and also prompts the EHR for any related allergies to the medication that is prescribed during treatment or hospitalization. Therefore, continued success rests heavily upon nurse educator 's to collectively instruct and integrate informatics in the classroom and clinical setting. The key concepts of informatics such as the basic ideas that underlie modern computers, networks, and information be introduced in the curriculum (Camilli,
Obtaining certification in a specialty area is one way a nurse confirms she has achieved the necessary knowledge and skill within that practice area to be considered above average (Rauen, Shumate, & Gendron-Trainer, 2016). In order to realize my goal of board certification as a master’s prepared informatics nurse, I must first gain the required education, expertise, and competence through classes and practice experiences. This paper will discuss how each MSN core course, each MSN specialty course, and each potential practice experience will improve upon the competencies needed to obtain board certification in informatics after obtaining my MSN from American Sentinel University.
The heart of New York City is New York University. By joining the network of NYU, I will be able to study at an institution that has a long tradition of academic excellence among private universities in the United States. Additionally, I will be able to be part of an internationally recognized learning network with locations all across the globe. It would be a pleasure to study at a globally recognized university. A friend of mine who is a recent graduate from NYU College of Nursing has praised the program and conveyed to me a very positive experience. The curriculum allows students a hands-on medical approach in the Clinical Simulation Learning Center for those that are enrolled at NYU. The simulation lab has high technology manikins that resemble a real patient. These
I am excited to be a part of Nursing Informatics. I was not sure what to expect, as this is my first online class. Since starting, I was suprised to see how Nursing Informatics applies to me at work. As I was taking the assessment, I discovered how much I enjoy working in the Electronic Medical Record. The Cerner program I use at the hospital gives me quicker access to patient information, improves efficiency, and reduces the potential for drug errors. I am able to document and share with patients and staff data such as lab results in real time. The Medication Administration Record helps me record and dispense medication in a correct and timely manner. The MAR also helps me provide patient education using references that are specific to that medication. I am able to access the information as I am talking with patients and provide copies of that information to patients for future use. I enjoy using the Cerner EMR program because it helps me provide information using different technologies to improve patient care and safety at the bedside.
In nursing, the use of technology is vital in providing high quality of care and complete understanding of the patient. Technology is used in the health care system to chart patient health information, communicate with the interprofessional team, and monitor plan of care. The nurse, upon licensure, recognizes the importance of computer literacy and the effect technology has on patient outcomes. The use of technology can hinder or help the patient based on its use. For this reason,
Student work in small groups of four for the psychomotor skill component and feedback was provided to students by student nurse educators on the spot while performing the procedure. Finally, a five questions gaming was provided to measure student’s cognitive retention of the material discussed and the skill gain. The students worked in collaboratively in groups of four to complete the post-quiz and were given feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. The students score higher than 90% on the post-quiz and verbalize collaborative academia learning milieu was permeated with rich intellectual opportunities needed to demonstrate clinical skills and competencies successfully and to further advance their wisdom on catheter insertion and removal. Hence, as a student nurse educator, I feel privileged to contribute to this project and to have made an impact in the lives of students. Moreover, the student's ability to score high on the post-quiz and to pass their clinical, medical, surgical competency skill examination is indicative of the knowledge of my teaching strategy and
Taneisha Grant’s narrative “When the Simulated Patient is for Real” discusses the real-life application of the information one learns in school by describing a situation between Doctor Grant and her patient, a worrisome man named Mr. G. Grant highlights the need to understand the patients themselves prior to treatment through her encounter with this patient. This encounter ultimately reminded her that her education will always continue to effect and to increase throughout her work.
In this article the writers talk about the struggles and consequences a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) may have if the program the student attends is not completed. According to American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (2015) “Program loss results in decreased tuition dollars and loss to the withdrawing student in terms of nonrefundable school-related investments and tuition costs” (p. 133). If you succeed in the CRNA program it will have many benefits, yet if you do not you can become financially unstable. AANA also stated “Chipas et alg reported that 47% of anesthesia students reported depression and 21% reported suicidal
This simulation showed me how much stock fluctuates, And how you can make and lose a lot of money in one instant. But most importantly it taught me to relax when things were not going my way . It taught me to hang on. This simulation gt me very interested in stocks. This was a very good life lesson that the people of the1920’s learned the hard
The online Family Nurse Practitioner program at Drexel University was the first program I considered when deciding to continue my education. As a working professional, I appreciate its online plan of study that gives me independence so I could continue with my career while getting the education needed to achieve my goal as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I value that Drexel University’s online programs follow the same high academic standards and accreditation as programs on campus, resulting in receiving the same outstanding education. From attending the undergraduate BSN ACE program of Drexel University, I have obtained exceptional education and valuable skills that was needed to be a Registered Nurse. I have bloomed from being a task-oriented
Would you choose to have a health simulator trained doctor, or a old experienced doctor? The difference is experienced doctors worked on patients in the past, but a simulator trained doctor was trained by a simulator. That might sound bad, but after this essay you may change your mind.
Malasanos and Ramnitz (2013) mentioned that health care shortages affect both physicians and nursing. The nurse is going to have to change the focus of care they provide. Evans (2014) mentioned that one way a nurse can change focus is through Informatics. The Informatics nurse is responsible for designing and supporting information systems and processes with the aim of increasing telemedicine effectiveness (Evans, 2014). Many nurses in school setting now have to have a great background in electronic information and technology. This is the changing aspect that nurses are facing, how to provide care in a technological
Bruce Whitehall’s Game Evaluation Sheet can be used to rate games (Fitzgerald & Keyes, 2019). In a randomized controlled trial of 103 second-year undergraduate nursing students, Tan et al (2017) found that the serious game intervention improved the students' confidence and knowledge level of the blood transfusion material, but no statistically significant improvement in performance of the skill tested. Bliemel and Ali-Hassan (2014) concluded that game-based simulations can be used to apply complex concepts in a powerful way but recommend further studies to explore the impact of gaming in a learning environment. In a review of literature related to gaming in nursing education, Pront, Mueller, Koschade, and Hutton (2018) established that while additional research is needed, evidence exists that suggests gaming in nursing education produces positive outcomes which are both effective(valid)and repeatable