Nurses apply assessments and critical thinking. They serve as health educators and provide emotional support to the community. Community Health Nurses are big contributors to help protect the safety and health of the population. During the simulation of “Disaster in Franklin County,” an Incident Command System was first activated in the emergency response to the community affected by the disaster. An incident command system enables a management approach response for planning and facilitating during a disaster.
Healthcare often reflects global changes, as these changes occur, the roles and responsibilities of the nurse also changes. It is imperative for nurses to know laws that standardize and affect practice to guarantee that their actions are consistent with up to date legal principles and to protect themselves from liability. Also, nurses are required to consistently polish clinical skills and knowledge through CEUs to meet standards of care. There are set rules from each state Nurse Practice Act and facilities employed in that give nurses guideline for of standards of care. The ANA’s Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is another crucial manuscript for professional nurses.
The necessity for nurses to be able to communicate effectively is vital for the continued care of patients. More specifically, it is crucial that Nurses are able the change their language patterns and vocabulary, depending on the person they are talking to. The communications a nurse has with their patient is completely different to how a nurse would speak to a fellow Medical Officers (MO). There must be a strong, clear wording, instruction and diagnosis when talking to colleagues; otherwise there may be confusion as to the treatment of a patient. However, when speaking to a client, using jargon and medical terms can be considered as inappropriate and confusing for the people involved.
The safety of our patients is our number one priority when giving medical care. However, the core concept of theory help us guide our knowledge which adapt and applied to clinical setting. Theory is a fundamental factor of nursing practice, education, research and outcomes. Core concept that Is Common These theories develop by many theorist that serve as guide in nursing. The core concept of nursing is the diversity in healthcare settings dealt with the disparity between theorist of Florence Nothingale and Jean Watson.
Acute Renal Failure NU270 Assignment 6.1 7/26/2012 Patients that are in acute renal failure have many obstacles that they are faced with. The nurse should follow evidence based interventions when caring for them. Electrolyte imbalance, blood loss, infection, and nutrition are just a few of the issues the nurse must be educated about. It is important for the nurse to impose every intervention available to reduce the risk of infection in the patient experiencing acute renal failure. “Make sure appropriate hand hygiene is used.
BARRIER NURSNG INTRODUCTION This commentary will be used to help everyone to understand what Barrier nursing means and the reason for preventing the spread of infection. However I will be discussing the national and local policies influencing the experiencing of health and social care in nursing. I will also explain the concept of professionalism in accordance with nursing and midwifery council’s (NMC) professional code of conduct (NMC 2009). According to the Department of Health (2004), they explained that the term "barrier nursing" is given to a method of nursing care that has been used for over one hundred years when caring for a patient known or thought to be suffering from a contagious disease such as open pulmonary tuberculosis. However there are two types of infection control barrier and isolation nursing (Garner 1996).
Community Emergency Preparedness Cindy NUR/408 November 2011 Community Emergency Preparedness This paper examines the concepts of community emergency preparedness. Included throughout this paper is a summary of events that took place in the fictional community of Neighborhood. The emergency described will provide a back drop for an examination of government officials and health care workers as they respond to a community emergency. The analysis will extend into the identification of various public health agencies that could have participated in the response to this type of emergency. The paper will conclude with suggestions to enhance personal preparedness for this type of emergency and similar community emergencies.
Critical awareness is crucial to being a registered nurse or midwife. Hamer and Collinson (1999) suggest nurses should be more questioning, try to see more than one side of an argument; try to be objective rather than subjective; weigh the evidence; make judgements based on reason, evidence or logic; look at the meaning behind the facts; identify issues arising from the facts; and recognise when further evidence is needed. “A nurse is responsible to ensure that the standard of the nurse’s practice conforms with professional standards with the object of enhancing the safety of the individual, any significant other person and colleagues” (ANMC 2007 clause 2). This is echoed by the United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council in their Code of Conduct which states: “You are personally accountable for your practice. This means you are answerable for your
It is important to educate public about nursing profession and move away from the stereotypes that nurse’s job is to follow doctor’s orders. Patients need to know that nurses are patient’s advocates, care coordinators, critical thinkers, problem solvers etc. I believe that nurses and primary care providers play enormous role in patient care. New York Presbyterian Hospital focuses on the continuous quality improvement efforts. Recently management implemented share governance and primary nursing.
Feb 2013 intake The role of the Nurse in Health Care This essay will give an insight into the role of a nurse in an ever changing profession and society. It will high light certain qualities required for nursing and focus on the importance of ‘Patient centred care’. Nurses require the ability to work autonomously and as a team member to deliver care to a variety of individuals, in a variety of settings. A nurse’s role is to support individuals to live as independently as possible, to prevent illness, to care for the sick and when death is inevitable, to support and improve quality of life till the end. It is also the nurse’s responsibility to act as an advocate for her patient, to provide a safe environment and to safe guard the patient.