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To enable nurses to systematically evaluate evidence for practice hanson et al (2008) suggested the use of critiquing tools which is achieved by using criteria of scientific merit and issues of practicality and feasibility. This research will be evaluated using Caldwell, Henshaw and Taylor’s (2005) critiquing framework as a guide (Appendix 1). Boswell and Cannon (2009) states that nurses must improve their knowledge and base their provision of care on the most current and up-to-date health information available in order to provide such care more effectively. This is achieved using evidence-based practice (EBP). EBP is defined by Polit and Beck (2010) as the use of the best clinical evidence in making patient care decisions.
The preceptor has a job to ensure the new nurse is competent with skills to provided adequate, safe nursing care to patients. The preceptor has to wear many hats with the new nurse such as role model, educator, friend, confidant, and socializer. The preceptor must observe the new nurse and evaluate the skills of the nurse. Ideally the preceptor will explain a process or skill, demonstrate it, and then watch as the new nurse demonstrates as it is performed independently. Precepting involves a commitment on both the preceptor and the new nurse.
The ADN has a disadvantage when it comes to the concepts of health, environment, person and nursing as well as evidenced based practice. A BSN program prepares a nurse to utilize critical thinking skills; not to memorize, but have a clear understanding of concepts and teaches application of those concepts when treating and managing patients. The BSN learns the foundation for holistic
It is essential that patients know you care and want to help them. This is shown by making good use of the time spent with them, your tone, speed and volume of voice and listening carefully. Patients may divulge more information to nurses they trust due to the rapport that has been built, therefore it is vital to attempt to create as much of a close professional relationship as possible despite any barriers that may be in place. This essay will analyse part of the BBC TV programme “Someone To Watch Over Me” (2004) and how Jo, a social worker promotes health through communicating with Adam and Kim, the parents of Kim’s fourth child after her first three have previously been taken into care. 1a.
Components of good documentation are the same as Watson’s theory and nursing process; assessment, plan of action, intervention, and evaluation. A caring nurse will want to be able to improve and become more efficient with documentation so that they are able to provide more direct nursing care to their patients. Carative factor number seven in Watson’s theory call for the promotion of interpersonal teaching-learning. This describes “the caring nurses as one that must focus on the learning process as much as the teaching process” (Current Nursing, 2012, para. 3).
Placing patients close to nurse’s station or offering frequent toileting can also help reduce potential injuries. If falls continue to occur with precautions in place, incidents need to be reviewed to identify where improvements can be made. Educational opportunities can be offered to staff on the importance of enforcing fall precautions on at-risk patients. Many different nursing-sensitive indicators can be tracked in the same fashion. The important element here is to continuously monitor standardized performance measures and assess the extent to which nursing interventions have an impact on patient safety, quality, and the work
Learning Needs Assessment NUR588 May 26, 2014 Learning Needs Assessment Learning does not cease once a nurse receives a diploma and license. Continuing education (CE) should be a priority of registered nurses (RN) and their medical facilities because it helps improve the care given to patients. Many RNs share this sentiment because according to Timmins (2008), “The importance of ongoing continuing education and professional development for nurses is increasingly recognized” (p. 59). Some medical facilities require nurses to have CE, but some nurses understand the value of receiving further education that will improve their practice without the behest of management (Timmins, 2008). Continued education is not without controversy, however.
This essay first of all, will define and discuss the key characteristics of effective nursing leadership. Secondly, it will look into the importance of these characteristics in a nursing context and it will be supported by examples observed by a student nurse during the practicum. Finally, this essay will examine the student nurse’s areas of strength and areas for further improvement. Daley, Speedy & Jackson (2010) states that “leadership is an attribute of an individual to work with, inspire and motivate others to work towards a defined goal or mission” (p. 265). In addition leadership is all about managing to deal with changes (Sullivan & Garland, 2010).