Level 1 comprises those who take care of healthy infants, while those in Level 2 care for ill or premature newborns. Neonatal nurses responsible for treating severely ill babies work at Level 3. They work in the intensive care unit and look after infants in incubators or on ventilators. Another important part of working as a neonatal nurse is communication, interacting with parents. Neonatal nurses need to understand the concerns of the parents and keep them well informed of their child’s condition.
Being compassionate is one of the most important traits a CENA must have. In the work place, a CENA may work in many saddening settings which may include working with the terminally ill and the elderly. In order for the aide to give the most effective care to the resident or patient, he or she must want to help. They would treat the patient as if it was their own family in this kind of predicament. They must have the passion to help others to get back to their everyday lives or for some, help them learn to live with their illness.
Interpersonal relationships is the connection that is shared between nurse and the patients. The nurse should make the care of the patients their first priority the NC code of conduct (2008) state that the nurse should make the care of people their first concern treating them as individual and respecting their dignity. The elements of patients nurse relationships are trust, active listening, respect, empathy and confidentiality. This strengthens the relationship between the patient and the nurse. Interpersonal skills are daily skills we use to relate and communicate with other people.
This is the team member that can educate the patient and family on the disease and available options. They can also provide information to the rest of the care team on the disease process and alterations in care that are necessary for the patient. A pediatrician is important to include on the care team because this person will be assuming the care of the unborn child upon delivery. Including them on the care team will help them to prepare for the delivery and obtain needed education on Tay-Sachs disease. A social worker would also be of benefit to the patient and team.
It is important for the nurse to be familiar with end-of-life care options and opportunities in order to educate the patient and support them with whatever decision they choose. Many elderly patients wish to receive their end-of-life care in their own homes. Palliative care and hospice programs were created in order to help the elderly patients achieve their desires; however, there are numerous limitations that can make end-of-life care at home difficult to achieve. It is believed that end-of-life care at home isn’t as evident as individuals thought it would be due to the fact there are difficulties with having the appropriate technology needed to provide care and the inability of the medical staff to appropriately deal with and educate families (Silva, Poles, & Baliza, 2013). As stated in the research, “it appears that this is a stressful experience for professionals, mainly due to their inability to deal with the families and the lack of availability of technological resources” (Silva, Poles, & Baliza, 2013).
I believe the core of nursing is patient education. “Patient teaching regardless of what medical condition or injury a patient is being treated for, the success of the recovery process will be greatly affected by how well educated the patient is about what they are suffering from.”(Righthealth Community, 2008). As nurses we are suppose to teach patients how to take care of their health. We try to teach them about the disease process, medications and how to manage their day to day life with their illness. Patient teaching can be the key to teaching
Pediatric nurses know a lot about the growth and development of children, and they need to be skilled in communication with both their patients and caregivers. Always smile, having endless patience, and a friendly personality to make the experience of staying in a hospital a lot less scary for kids, and show them the brighter side of life. The responsibilities of a pediatric nurse is to taking temperatures, blood pressure, and heart rate of the patient, but the major duty of a pediatric nurse is to care for the patients overall health.
One must have communication and interpersonal skills, you must be able to properly explain a procedure to a patient and their families, as well as being able to communicate with your patient to provide the best care. You must have patience, you must be able to adapt to your patient and their needs. Some patients are very needy and need constant care, others want nothing to do with anyone and want to be left alone. Both types of patients are seen every day and must be dealt with accordingly. Another skill a successful Nurse should have is empathy, many patients are confused and scared about their conditions and it’s the Nurses job to show that they understand and try to further explain the condition using words that will not frighten or confuse the patient.
Personal Perceptions Caring for terminally ill patients can be a daunting task for all involved, whether it is for the patient, friends or family, or the nurse or other clinicians. It is important to analyze one’s own feelings about disease, its progression, and death when caring for others because a patient’s quality of life and functioning can potentially be affected by the nurse’s personal attitudes. Exhibiting judgments can cause discomfort, feelings of helplessness and/or sadness, which can impede quality of life for patients. The role of the nurse is to help the patient as he or she progresses through the stages of illness, acting as a patient advocate, meanwhile providing additional support for the patient and his or her loved ones. The role of the nurse is to attempt to alleviate discomfort, restore health, and to not cause any additional undue harm.
Introduction Imagine you are a nurse in a pediatricians’ office. As a nurse, it is your responsibility to educate your patients and their families, and encourage healthy choices. You are reviewing a suggested schedule for well-child checkups and immunizations. The parent informs you that they believe MMR immunizations are harmful, and that they have no intention of letting the child receive them. You as a healthcare professional believe that immunizations are necessary for the continued health and wellbeing of the child, and the community at large.