Lack of monitoring and keeping track of patients’ medication use is a main cause when a patient is given inappropriate drugs. When the nurse fails to communicate successfully with patients, it costs. It costs in unnecessary pain, in avoidable deaths, in poor health outcomes and in the prolongation of
This places stress on the more experienced nurses to take time out of their busy schedule to teach Jill ICU patient care and procedures. The frustration that the ICU nurses feel is warranted to an extent, due to the fact that the ICU is for the most acutely ill patients, those who are unstable, in critical condition and needing very intensive nursing care
What are the possible implications in Jill’s delivery of care that could arise because of the treatment that she is experiencing? Since Jill is being treated in a demeaning manor, to a point where she feels that everyone wants her to fail, it will greatly impact her care. She is not confident in her care to begin with, due to her uncertainties and having to ask questions without getting helpful or informative responses. Since her mind and confidence are not one hundred percent there with her patients, she may miss important signs and symptoms of a patients deteriorating condition. Loosing patients will only add to Jill’s remorse about being a novice ICU nurse and leaving her m/s
There is a correlation between health care members providing information in a timely manner to patients who need to make decisions about their care and treatment and the quality of care patients receive. Lack of care resulted from physicians being reluctant to refer patients to palliative care. Due to a lack of honest open discussions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options patient’s suffering was prolonged. Since palliative care focuses on improving symptoms, dignity and quality-of-life it is important that sufficient attention is placed on the complex needs of individuals. The delivery of palliative care has become challenging for nurses.
As the nurse manager has been trying to implement this change for quite some time now it will likely be challenging to create a sense of urgency, the staff may be desensitized to hearing the message at this point. Furthermore, it appears from your description that the nurse manager has not been able to successfully empower the staff and fully implement change (S. Rothacker-Peyton, personal communication, July 22, 2017). Does she lack credibility with her staff? If so, a strong guiding team as described by Middaugh (2017) will be even more important. Perhaps, they will build the credibility that the nurse manager has been unable to successfully
With the high rate of turnover resulting from high burn-out rates, managers are focused more on hiring and retaining staff, and not on implementing policy changes. In this nurse’s practice, many nurses would love to research and apply evidence to practice, but complain that lack of time is the biggest issue. Combined with the lack of encouragement from management, this has a devastating impact on the ability to perform this vital part of
A nurse should know about the medications that they are giving to the patients and why they are giving them. Communication can be a big factor in medication errors. Miscommunication by the members of the healthcare team can lead to deadly consequences, so orders should be repeated back and verified (Anderson, 2010.) Sometimes
State-mandated nurse-to-patient ratios remains a controversial topic in healthcare. Sufficient nurse staffing is key to ensure adequate patient care, while scarce staffing effects patients’ safety and puts nurses at risk for burnout. Determining nurse-to-patient ratios in nursing facilities remains a challenge for the nursing profession. There are many factors to consider when determining staffing methods, such as cost, nurses’ satisfaction, patient outcomes and safety. Mandating ratios is one attempt at ensuring nurses’ workloads do not exceed what is needed for adequate patient care and safety.
As for the nurse, having the family present increases stress on the nurse which could also affect the patient’s outcome. In the event of a code blue, nurses need to be focused in order to think fast and provide the best care in a timely manner. Imagine how the nurse may not be able to focus in the circumstance where the family was hysterical and
Malpractice is negligence, offense, or breach of duty by a professional individual that causes a patient to be injured. Much of the time, it includes when a nurse did not meet a standard of care or to deliver care that he or she should deliver in a similar situation. According to Standards of Practices “Standard 2: Responsibility and Accountability”, the nurses have to maintain, practice, respect and promote patient’s autonomy, as well as to provide care in a responsible and accountable manner. However, keeping the truth from a patient will not enable them to come to terms with their condition and give them the alternative for further treatment. Hence, it would be better to tell the patient the truth to guarantee that the nurse will not face any lawful issues unless the patient has a lack of decision-making capacity which could be caused by mental illnesses, such as dementia or being