EBT1 TASK 3 Research Integration and Outcome Evaluation Deborah Tyrrell-Turner Western Governors University A1. Procedure Studies have shown that the procedure of shaving a surgical site prior to surgery increases the likelihood of postoperative surgical site infections. Studies have indicated that shaving the surgical site before surgery can cause a change in or loss of protective skin flora at the incision line, as well as micro trauma of the area increasing the colonization of bacteria, (Celik & Kara, 2007). The Institute for Healthcare Improvements, (IHI) has recommended the avoidance of shaving surgical sited unless it is absolutely necessary for the procedure. They recommend using clippers to remove hair before surgery, outside of the operating room, (IHI, 2013).
Concept Analysis of Compassion Fatigue and its Role in Nursing Compassion fatigue (CF) is a concept that occurs to any healthcare provider caring for others after prolonged periods of stress or trauma. According to Coetzee and Klopper (2010), CF is when the compassion given by nurses has been exhausted due to constant strain of self, continual stress, and constant interaction with patients. Nurses having to deal with staffing shortages with increased patient loads, being verbal and emotional abused by patients, and constant criticism from physicians on what has not been done. Eventually this can takes a toll, even on the best nurses. This paper will provide a thorough concept analysis of CF by outlining various definitions, detailing how it influences nursing practice, discussing attributes of CF and providing case scenarios to elaborate on this concept within nursing.
The committee came to the conclusions that the existing policies were not sufficient to address the circumstances that lead to Mr. B’s demise. The professional nurse will lead this team through the process. The nurse will ensure, via CNO, that the clinical managers of the nursing units as well as department heads of non-nursing units, address this process at weekly unit meetings. The nurse will be testing awareness of the process by performing a random sampling questionnaire one time in one month. The nurse will also increase awareness by speaking to the process in Shared Governance meetings.
Please remember to send a thank-you note to the nurse leader you interview. The date and time of my meeting with the Director of Nursing will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 1pm. Learn what reports she has to submit out to the corporate office either on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Gather information on how the Director of Nursing structure staffing to maintain appropriate staffing for the facility with nurses and certified nursing assistance to patient ratio. The process that has to be done when she has to report to the state Department of Health and Senior Services, when there is a possible case of abuse or neglect with one of the within the facility.
Tara Hill Professor: Dr. Vidourk February 5, 2012 Reading Reaction Paper Are Americans over medicating themselves? “Are Americans Over medicating Themselves” The article discusses the benefits that can help you and the malfunction that can hurt you when taking these drugs. These medications can be beneficial and harmful to an individual with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or recurring chronic illness. The article often discusses the manufacture of new drugs before releasing them to the public. The article really focuses on many doctors that prescribe medications without realizing the consequences of their chronic illness already and what a new medication will do to them.
Such therapies became widely used because doctors and nurses wanted to offer patients cutting-edge treatment. ECT and lobotomy, however, reinforced an old and persistent image of asylums as intimidating places of last resort. Many mental hospitals closed in the 1970s and 1980s. This was due to pressure from the antipsychiatry movement, feminist criticism, ex-patient activism and political suspicion of large, unaccountable institutions. Other mental hospitals were converted to ‘short-stay’ treatment centres - a policy enabled by new psychiatric drugs.
Without encountering this problem correctly, not only the abusers life is at risk, but the ones around them as well. If we as a nation come together and fight the battle against prescription drug abuse and push the concerns of crooked doctors and government officials to the big men in congress, the views could change and peace could be kept. These drugs are a necessity to many and because of these crimes; it is hurting the needy from an easy process of receiving their medication. So next time you are at the doctor and you feel that you would feel a lot better and happier with a drug you want other than a drug you need, think about the people that you could affect. Just remember, just because one says they are a doctor, doesn’t mean they are trustworthy.
The nurses rotate their shifts so that the patients can have twenty-four hour care. With these hours the nurses work on call bases, nights, weekends and holidays. Ornery to help their patients they go to meetings with physicians, supervisors and other nurses to discuss ways to improve ways the patient’s recovery rates, and enhance the quality of nursing services. Some nurses start out as a staff nurse, but as they get the experience, have good performance, and continuous education they can move to other settings or even be promoted to positions with more responsibility. (U.S.
Using the ER for primary care is inappropriate states the president of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The ER is obligated legally to treat all patients; health care providers eventually find ways to pass on the cost for treating the patients who are not insured to other patients such as to those who pay their medical expenses out of pocket. Technology is a major contributing fact to the growth of health care spending. Cutting fees will change a lot in health care spending but could be a negative on certain aspects and make all previous matters to be disregarded. Although a high value is often placed on the quality of nursing care, the skill of the physician, or the use of new medical technology, none of this matters much if the care is provided to the wrong person or at the wrong time.
Sheila Sherbeyn Professor Norton English 101 22 March 2012 Licensed Practical Nurse Versus Registered Nurse I have chosen nursing as my career field. In this paper, I am comparing the careers of licensed practical nurse and registered nurse careers. I will discuss necessary training and education, skills needed, potential earnings, and availability of job openings. After this comparison, I hope to be equipped with the knowledge of each job, in order to make the best career decision. Educational training for a LPN can be obtained in only one year from a vocational center, technical school or community college.