This essay aims to discuss about a clinical skill in which I have become competent in practicing during my clinical practicum in a major hospital. I will use a reflective model to discuss how I have achieved the necessary level of competence whilst on clinical practicum. The published model of reflection that I have chosen to use is the Gibbs model (Gibbs 1988). I have chosen Gibbs model of reflection. It is also a common model of reflection widely used within the health professions.
Analysis: VHA’s NSQIP Program VHA’s NSQIP Program The VHA’s approach to the NSQIP program was to determine, through measurement strategies, the potential for complications and outcomes of the multitudes of surgical programs in their system. Risk adjusted outcomes were used to monitor and improve surgical components for their VA patients. They included information and data from 87,078 surgical cases related to 30-day mortality and morbidity rate outcomes. Comparative studies between all of their surgical sites were conducted resulting in benchmark standards using “risk adjusted models that were developed for general, vascular, orthopedic, urological, thoracic, cardiac and other surgery specialties. Cardiac surgery models were based on previous methods published” (Khuri et al., 1998) as well.
Leadership in Nursing Care jessica tove Chamberlain College of Nursing NR-350: Transitioning into Nursing May 2014 Leadership in Nursing Care Leaders play an important role in the healthcare facility. They help motivate and encourage other members. They influence other to achieve their goals and set a positive environment. Hood, L. J. (2014).
The jobs specifically to anesthesiologists are to make sure the patient is safe and comfortable during operation and post operation (What Does An Anesthesiologist Do?). "The anesthesiologist always monitors your heart rhythm, blood pressure, the amount of oxygen in your blood, temperature and your level of consciousness. When patients are completely asleep (under a general anesthetic), the anesthesiologist monitors each breath by measuring the volume of breath exhaled and the amount of carbon dioxide in each breath." (What Does An Anesthesiologist Do?) They must
A cardiologist is a medical professional who concentrates on the state of the patient's heart and other areas which may be connected to it. The treatment of this organ as well as the study and research or its function, is often applied by the doctors to their patients for better results. Equipment and Paraphernalia Doctors of the heart often use medical equipment and other medical paraphernalia to help them pinpoint the closest possible factor that may be affecting the patient. The electrocardiogram is one of the most commonly used equipment that supports the cardiologist in finding what may be wrong with the patient. The electrocardiogram is just one instrument among many that can help distinguish the issues of a certain patient concerning his cardiologic health.
The theory is a framework that healthcare professionals can use to provide a basis for self-care and symptom management in the chronic disease patient. Keywords theory analysis, UCSF Symptom Management Theory, Symptom Management Model, chronic illness, chronic disease Introduction Symptom Management and its relationship with chronic disease has been named a research priority in the nursing profession (NNRA Process, 2006). The development of theories to guide research and Evidence Based Practice in this area is crucial, with further progress through analysis and application to practice. The UCSF Theory of Symptom Management (SMT) provides the guidance for the nurse to understand patient symptoms with better assessment, support and treatment in nursing practice. The symptom is usually what brings the patient to seek out health care (Humphreys et al., 2008) and adherence to treatment by the patient is crucial.
For the Technical Communications Rhetorical Analysis assignment, I have reviewed two instructional documents. The first document is an instructional document for patientsreceiving steroid pulse therapy for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and the effect of instruction on patient knowledge by Yu-Chu Pai who works for BioMed Central Ltd. The second document is also a letter about blood transfusion errors by American Society of Registered Nurses. The purpose of this memo is to outline the similarities and differences that I have discovered during my rhetorical analysis of these two pieces. I will provide an audience analysis and a situational analysis, along with a discussion of the conventions and appeals of the two project proposal documents.Audience
Comparison of Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Povidone Iodine in central line catheter care Introduction: Evidence based practice: Globally, nursing is one of the most honorable professions among healthcare providers. Nursing is caring, which focuses on patients’ comfort and nurses act as advocators. An advocate means a person who defends or argues for the rights of others (Oman Nursing and Midwifery Council (ONMC) 2011). For example, a nurse might face a situation which needs his/her advocacy skills to fight for the patients’ right. Therefore, nurses should be up to date with knowledge, skills and attitude by introducing significant evidence into their practice (ONMC 2011).
The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research" The whole purpose of EBP is to use available research to inform practice and as a result of good judgement by health care professionals to ensure we do what is best for our patients. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2008) state that all advice given to the patients is based upon the best available evidence based practiced. OVERALL CRITIQUE The framework use to critique in this article is the