She had struggled with her weight since she was 12 or 13 and her parents badgered her about being unattractive and eating too much. She has tried many diets but always seems to put the weight back on again after a while. She is going on an all girls holiday in 3 months and hopes to have lost weight by then. INTRODUCTION AND INITIAL CONSULTATION Tutor permission has been approved for this case study. Miss E would like to lose weight before she goes on holiday with friends in 3 months ,her goal is lose 2 and a half stone in total.
With hospital stays getting shorter, it is important to have a set plan in place quickly so that the patient receives all of the care and education needed to be successful at home after discharge. An important part of the plan of care includes implementation. This basically maps out exactly how the health care team can work together to either prevent or help eliminate the patient’s current health care problem. The RN should be an excellent communicator and a good delegator. The RN is able to delegate certain tasks to other team members in order to provide all the care necessary to the patient.
Her blood glucose level would be taken with a glucometer since she is diabetic. Mrs. Baker’s pain level would also be assessed prior to her becoming unresponsive by using the verbal numeric scale. She would rate her pain on a scale of 0-10 (0 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain possible). Mrs. Baker would also communicate when she last took her medications and what doses she took as well as when she ate last, prior to becoming unresponsive. Since she has recently started taking Lisinopril, this could play a factor in Mrs. Baker’s symptoms.
How to be a Successful Leader It is imperative as the nursing supervisor to make certain all resources available to staff are being used to help with the care of the patients. To ensure this is happening, she could approach the FNP in a positive and respectful manner to make sure she is using her teamwork and delegation skills. As stated on a NOVA blog page for nurses, (Thompson, 2006, para. 1), “The number-one quality a good nurse manager must have
Abstract Planning and delegating nursing care efficiently and effectively is an essential skill for all registered nurses to develop and master. The nursing process will assist the registered nurse to effectively plan and implement nursing interventions as well as to appropriately delegate nursing interventions to co-workers. Additionally, following the professional standards for nurses will assist in safely managing a patient load. Equally important is the use of communication. Effective communication is essential to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes, as is effective communication between nurses and the multidisciplinary team.
Miss E has always struggled with her weight since she was a teenager, and her parents constantly pestered her about being unattractive and overeating. She has tried many different diet plans over the years but to no avail, always putting the weight back on after a few months. Miss E is planning to go on a trip with her friends in three months time and hopes to lose weight before then. (Dr Dave Hill) The difference between permanent weight loss (hypnosis) and temporary (diets) is gains and losses are purely psychological. 95% of people on any diet end up gaining the weight back and then some.
For example if I set an objective for completing my medication round on time because doctor visits are due shortly after, I ensure I have completed this objective in time for my next task. 3.1 Knowledge and skills required from a team leader are to communicate clearly with your staff to ensure they understand what is expected. Flexibility and time management is required to enable the shifts to run smoothly. To be able to resolve problems in a professional manor, to know who to report any complaints or problems that occur. Have good problem skills and decision making, have knowledge of legal acts and policy’s to enable safe and correct work is carried out.
DELEGATION A registered nurse (RN) has many responsibilities. One of the most important is delegation. The RN has the authority to delegate certain tasks in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their patients. Delegating tasks to others allows more time for the RN to focus on more critical aspects of patient care that only a RN can perform. Delegation is transferring a task from one person to another making them responsible for the task but the RN is still accountable for the outcome of that particular task.
As nurses, we have an important role as patient advocate. There is no doubt that patients need nurses’ care and support, therefore, they expect the nurses to meet their demands and protect their best interests. As one of the patient’s most trustworthy healthcare providers, nurses are expected to advocate for all patients regardless of their condition. Hence, nurses should advocate patient’s rights through the way of maintaining a safe environment, which includes the protection of confidential information. According to Taylor, Lillis, LeMone, and Lynn’s book Fundamentals of Nursing, “Nurses should respect patients’ will and be loyal to them at any time as well as carefully evaluate the competing claims of the patient’s autonomy” (Taylor p.103).
This can be accomplished through continuous monitoring, evaluation of any activities that need improvement. For example some hospital have QI teams made up of nurses, physicians and other healthcare workers. These teams’ helps in ensuring QI are done in an efficient manner. According to (L.Long, 2003) “Influencing nurses to accept and implement best practice and continuous quality improvement into everyday nursing activities and to change practice is a significant challenge for any nursing service.” I believe including nursing in quality improvement teams can help influence them into participating more in quality management. Usually quality improvements are viewed by staff as another workload added onto an already busy workload.