Language and cognitive skills will continue to get worse as time goes by, but that does not stop the desire of the individual to communicate. (Vries, K. D. (2013). Communicating with older people with dementia. Nursing Older People, 24(4), 30-37.) According to Tabbners (2009), the aim of therapeutic communication between clients and nurses is to build a relationship to benefit the client.
Her main purpose of her theory stated, nurses have to care for patients who are not able to take care of themselves. Providing assistance in self care needs and having the patients understand and learn ways of taking care of themselves the best way possible. She described the need of the patients by three titles: Universal Self Care Requisites meant the basic needs of everyone ( maintenance of air, water, food having enough rest, activity, etc.). Developmental Self Care Requisites meant more toward the mental understanding of the patient ( level of the maturation the individual obtain). The last one, Health Deviation, which meant the needs of the patient that related to their health condition.
This information will help you be able to determine if Mrs. Baker is declining at any point of her stay. It is also important to check the patient’s skin especially around the head and face. Geriatric patients bruise faster as they age so when Mrs. Baker collapsed she may have hit her head and that is causing her confusion. Looking for a bruise around the head and face may be a sign of this if Mrs. Baker is unable to remember what happened. If the patient is able to respond to you doing a pain assessment is also a very important step in doing a complete assessment on a patient.
Abstract An error in time to administer medication to patients is a problem that should be familiar and face the nurse in her daily work. The issues that lead to medication errors have been extensively studied by different authors who publish extensive different outcomes but still many medication errors continue to occur and are not intercepted in the institutions. The nurse will remain the primary professional responsible for errors that occur and for this reason it is important to analyze aspects that allow easy approach to the work of the nurse in the detail frequent in his work that allows no errors occur in the administration of drugs. Medication administration is a complex multistep process. Usually a medication is a substance used in the prevention of health alteration of the people who need to take this one.
Application of the Background and Methodology of the Research Process to Problems in Health Care Definition of the Problem • The problem the study was conducted to resolve The study conducted finds the factors perceived quality and safety of care with intensive care units nurses’ quality working life performance barriers. Workload and equipment-related issues affect quality and safety of care. The quality of working life performance mediated the impact of barriers. • The problem important for health care administrators to study The problem important for health care administrator to study because that derived from these studies involve improvement solutions to increase or decrease the number of nurses have the number of patients. This way may not be feasible that given the shortage of Unite States nurses increase in ICU patients.
Nurses achieve therapeutic communication by being aware of their verbal and non-verbal communication style and how patients percieve it. For example, if you stand with your arms crossed while listening to a patient, the patient may feel you are not interested. Two thirds of the way we communicate is protrayed through non verbal communication and thus it is necessary that nurses are aware of this when caring for patients. Building therapeutic relationships is central in the nursing profession and communication skills can be improved by avoiding jargon and ensuring patients fullt comprehend everything that is going on with regards to their care allowing them to make informed decisions and becoming empowered. Prior to identifying actual and potential problems and planning care for mrs smith a through assessment must be carried out to assess her level of hearing impairment.
Family Health Assessment Courtney Stansberry Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V August 25, 2013 Health promotion is at the fore front of healthcare today. As nurses we need to be able to assess families and educated them appropriately to help prevent illness and disease or prevent them from getting any worse. Gordon’s functional health patterns are used by nurses as a foundation to assess an individual or family that will help a nurse identify lifestyle patterns. “In addition to providing a framework to assess individuals, families, and communities holistically, functional health patterns provide a strong focus for more effective nursing interventions and outcomes” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). This stronger focus helps to enable the nurse to make more educated decision on what to focus on with an individual or family and prioritize so that the family is not overwhelmed.
These decisions are based on training, education, information available in the moment, i.e., vital signs, lab results and patient symptoms, as well as the nurse’s physical and psychological state. A nurse that is well-rested will be more effectively able to think critically and interpret important information than a nurse who has come on shift after not receiving adequate sleep. Cognitive capacity, or the ability to think clearly and recall important information and implement it effectively, is greatly inhibited
Culture on Nursing Interventions on Breast Biopsy Fayetteville state university Professional Nursing Professor November 21, 2012 Culture on Nursing Interventions on Breast Biopsy There three basic types of nursing intervention one being independent which to have the skills and knowledge to teaching a patient how to do something without the supervision of others. Dependent is the second one might not be given instructions, written order, or supervision of another health professional the nurse must be able to administer of medications safely and know the effects of that medication and must be able to question orders that one might feel are incongruent and the last type of intervention is interdependent the nurse has to collaborate with other health professionals before carrying out action. After reading the article I found out that African American women have lower incidence rates of breast cancer then white women but
I also have a duty off care to tell a senior member off staff (E.g staff nurse, sister/charge nurse) if I notice that there may be a problem with a patients health or anything I am concerned about. 2. Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards. I am expected to Keep myself up to date with the latest off training and updates so I know the latest in skills development and practise off care. there are many different training opportunity to keep myself up to date with, I.e Infection prevention control, which in a hospital environment is extremely important to help prevent the risk off infection to both us as staff and the patients we provide care too.