Scenario The wife of C.W., a 70-year-old man, brought him to the emergency department (ED) at 0430 this morning. She told the ED triage nurse that he had had dysentery for the past 3 days and last night he had a lot of “dark red” diarrhea. When he became very dizzy, disoriented, and weak this morning, she decided to bring him to the hospital. C.W.’s vital signs (VS) were 70/- (systolic blood pressure [BP] 70 mm Hg, diastolic BP inaudible), 110, 20. A 16-gauge IV catheter was inserted, and a lactated Ringer’s (LR) infusion was started.
"Your whole body is in excruciating pain." Castanada was eventually transferred to the University of California Irvine's burn unit, where doctors said over 70 percent of her body was damaged, Corona said. She's undergone several surgeries over the past few weeks, but her feet are still blistering. Zeichner said he sees it most often with antibiotics, but MacKinnon said this sometimes fatal reaction is different from most reactions to antibiotics, which are usually limited to gastrointestinal symptoms. "Unfortunately, we have no way of predicting who would have this type reaction," Zeichner said, advising that patients only take prescriptions given to them by their doctors.
Differences between Nurse With Associate Level Degree vs. Baccalaureate Grand Canyon University October 19, 2014 The impact nurses has towards their patients is incredible. A nurse holds a special bond with the patient. The nurse impacts the way a patient heals and responds to treatment. Nurses are considered the eyes and ears for doctors. Nurses are the ones who spend most of the time with patients.
Running Head: A CENTRAL THEME OF NURSING: THE NURSE –PATIENT RELATIONSHIP A Central Theme of Nursing: The Nurse-Patient Relationship Melia B. Maketo Fall 2009 Melia B. Maketo, Clayton State School of Nursing, Nursing Student A Central Theme of Nursing: The Nurse-Patient Relationship The American Nurses’ Association defines nursing as the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. It is a dynamic and flexible career; centered on the holistic well-being of the individual. With this in mind, nurses must have the ability to use their knowledge and skills to think critically in order to provide the best care possible. Perhaps the most important factor of providing quality care is fostering a cohesive nurse-patient relationship. While nurses strive to nurture this relationship, the foundation and concepts from which it is derived are evident in the CCSU Conceptual Model.
I note that their knowledge and experience from multiples years of nursing prepare them for position that they are now in. The staff nurse provided more direct involvement in her role on the team by educating her patients during care. The nurse educator, on the other hand, was involved with her team indirectly by educating the staff on patient care issues. The interviewees’ position on promoting quality care outcomes requires them both to be directly engaged in the plan of care for the patient’s on their respective units. Although national evidence based research effects nursing as a whole, the staff nurse believes that nursing research has greatly improved her area.
Introduction Nursing concept is a board spectrum in nursing. As we explore the use core concept of theories we found it provides a perspective from which to define nursing. Nursing theory provides the direction and knowledge for nurse to use in their daily practice. If it wasn’t for theory we would not be able to provide the quality of care and safety factors associated with care for our patients. The safety of our patients is our number one priority when giving medical care.
Chapter 49 1. Identify nursing diagnoses relevant to patients with sensory alterations.Pg.1241- 1243 ~ Risk- prone health behavior ~ Impaired verbal communication ~ Risk for injury ~ Impaired physical mobility ~ Bathing self-deficit ~ Dressing self-deficit ~ Toileting self-deficit ~ Situational low self-esteem ~ Risk for fall ~ Social Isolation 2. Develop a plan of care for patients with sensory deficits.Pg.1245-1247 Pg. 1235 Nursing Care Plan for Risk for Fall Scenario An 82 year old patient is admitted to the medical surgical floor with altered mental status. According to the patient’s family the patient had a fall last week and you observe that the patient is unsteady on her feet.
2005; Spouse: 2001). Several teaching methods are part of the nursing curriculum and two pedagogical models, behaviorism and constructivis, are included; Handwreker suggests a greater emphases on clinical training to bridge the aforementioned gap. Behaviorism involves the belief that human behavior can be modified based on stimulus and response. In the learning process reinforcement for desired behavior and accomplishment is presented in different methods like high test score, performing a specific skill, or a passing grade for the assignment. Accredited organizations for schools of nursing including Board of Nursing and entities such as the National League for Nurses Accrediting Commission help to maintain the behaviorist approach by setting standards for nursing programs.
Once you explore the reasons how research influences the way nurses’ practice you will see it is an essential aspect to create and understand why nurses practice nursing in the way they care for patients today. Even in nursing school, nursing students have completed their own mini researches on the way they take care of patients. When students practice skills in a clinical setting they will have opportunity to observe other nurses performing tasks and then apply those aspects and will improve the ability to provide the best outcome for the patient. The textbook Understanding Nursing Research BUILDING AN EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE states, ”nursing research is a scientific process that validates and refines existing knowledge and generates new knowledge that directly and indirectly influences nursing practice”(Burns & Grove, 2011, p. 4). Therefore with the knowledge nurses receive from the research will become the new recommendations and standards for nurses to practice on patients in the future.