Safety in Nursing. Safety in Nursing According to Gordon, Darbyshire, and Baker (2012), “Extensive work in high-stakes industries has demonstrated that improving safety is not just about enhancing knowledge or skills, but also concerns the addressing of human factors and poor performance of non-technical skills that can lead to errors.” Safety has and will continue to play a vital role in nursing. It does not apply to only the patients, but also the nurses. This paper will address different safety techniques and how it affects the patients and their care-givers. Safety Techniques Nurses need to know and apply proper hand washing techniques, wear gloves during patient care, and use anti-bacterial hand lotion or soap.
Frequently Asked Questions Roles of State Boards of Nursing: Licensure, Regulation and Complaint Investigation What is the role of state boards of nursing? State boards of nursing are government agencies charged with regulating nursing practice. The boards protect the public by ensuring that standards of nursing practice are met and nurses are competent in their practice. Typical powers and duties of a board of nursing include: • Interpreting and enforcing the state nurse practice act • Administering nurse licensure by overseeing exams to grant licenses and taking action against licenses of nurses who have exhibited unsafe nursing practice • Accrediting or approving nurse education programs • Developing nursing practice standards
Another difference between them is that the professional nursing organizations are run by its members (fellow nurses). Nursing Code Examples As a neonatal nurse and a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, I not only follow the code ethics produced by the American Nurses Association, but the code of ethics by NANN as well. One example from the NANN website includes: “Neonatal nurses will respect family autonomy and strive to insure families have accurate, complete and understandable information in order to make informed decisions” (NANN, 2014). This is very important in the way that I practice because it is essential for the families of our tiny patients to understand what is going on with their child’s plan of care and current status. This allows them to feel involved in their child’s care, which in many ways is out of their control.
The theorist’s background and perspectives will be explained and lastly the theory will be discussed as to how it can serve as an underpinning and improve nursing practice. Concepts for the Grand Theory When comparing a grand theory to a middle range theory, a grand theory is much more abstract that uses a wide scope to explain and define broad issues. A middle range theory is more specific, focused and concrete (Eldridge, 2014). Watsons’s theory of human caring is a good example of a grand theory. Watson’s theory takes on a holistic approach to providing care for the patients all around wellbeing.
Our purpose is for the students to have clarity about our topic and as instructors we will hold them accountable for the information presented. Lesson Plan Lesson Plan (Saunders, 2003) for Infection Prevention Objectives and Goal 1. According to "NC DHSR: State-Approved Nurse Aide I Curriculum" (2013), “Relate the chain of infection control to the duties performed by the nurse aide” (Modules Module B). 2. According to "NC DHSR: State-Approved Nurse Aide I Curriculum" (2013), “Apply the concept of breaking the chain of infection by the nurse aide” (Modules Module B ).
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 5(10), 717-722. A2. Graphic (A2) Background Information The stated purpose of this article was to evaluate the correlation between two methods of preoperative hair removal to post-surgical wound infections where there is a popular census of shaving with a razor. The methodology to perform the research was to have synonymous patients consent to have scheduled operations while being randomly placed into two separate groups. One group had hair removed with depilatory cream and the other had their hair removed by shaving with a razor.
Justice addresses the allocation of cots and resources (Brophy 2002). Beneficence allows the nurse to actively prevent harm (Beauchamp and Childress 1994). Any decision to act or not to act in order to save or preserve life is an ethical decision. Care of the vulnerable neonate involves complex ethical decision making (Chally 1992). Nursing ethics is concerned with the application of ethics complicated by human relationships Crawford and Hickson (2002).
“Knowledge of legal issues are essential because nurses are required to practice in accordance with legislation affecting nursing practice and health care failure to respect the legal rights of clients may result in legal or disciplinary actions.” (Makely, Austin, & Kester, 2013, p.64). Failure to respect the legal rights of clients may result in legal or disciplinary actions. According to the Department of Consumer & Industry services, regulation R338.10104 Delegation; Rule 104. (1) Only a registered nurse may delegate nursing acts, functions, or tasks. A registered nurse who delegates nursing acts, functions, or tasks shall do all of the following: (a) Determine whether the act, function, or task delegated is within the registered nurses scope of practice.
Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Diane Eckert, Christen Rosa, Gary Pagdilao, Melissa Mendoza Nurs 391 April 20, 2015 Willie Goodwin Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing The nurse plays an important role in the safety and well-being of the sick and vulnerable. In two different cases, one involving the care of the unresponsive patient without advanced directives and the second involves the nurse observing negligent behavior by another nurse. The nurse is responsible not only ethically but legally for the care of the patient. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics serves to protect the welfare of the sick, injured and helpless. Nurses are relied upon to advocate for our patients dignity, privacy, confidentiality, improper and incompetent care.
Following examination by a Nurse Practitioner I was asked to treat the injury. I cleaned the wound aseptically removing the developing Haematoma from under the skin flap and occluded using steri-strips. A Mepitel non- adhesive dressing was then applied. I secured the dressing with a compression bandage in order to improve blood flow and to encourage swift healing. A soft- tissue Clinic follow up, involving regular appointments was made for the patient in order for