Nurses specialized in this field are required to focus not just on healthy infants, but also on ill or premature babies. They monitor the condition of babies, check for signs of distress, and administer medication when necessary. Neonatal nurses are also responsible for providing all kinds of basic care, like changing diapers and feeding babies. There are three different levels at which neonatal nurses work. Level 1 comprises those who take care of healthy infants, while those in Level 2 care for ill or premature newborns.
It is also important to gain as much knowledge as needed about anatomy and physiology in the job. Working as a midwife you'll need to have an in-depth understanding of fetal and child development. The majority of pregnancies and births are normal and increasing numbers of women are opting for natural and home births with the minimum of medical intervention. However, midwives need to recognise when the mother or her baby is at risk and know when to intervene to promote their health and
Skills in how to communicate effectively with both the pediatric patient and their parents are important for a nurse to foster to maintain good therapeutic relationships. Person centred care becomes family centred care when babies and children are the patients. The dependent nature of the patient increases the need for parental responsibility and advocacy for the child. It is important for all members of the family to be taken into account when nursing a pediatric patient, especially the primary caregivers and siblings. Chochinov, 2007 (cited in Cornwell & Goodrich, 2009), states simply that compassion is ‘a deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.’ Pediatric patients and their families are highly sensitive to the compassionate nature of health care professionals and a successful therapeutic relationship with them depends on the sensitive, compassionate care offered by the nurse.
Most patients require gender specific nursing care during treatment (Stainton et al, 2011). Themost important three gender specific nursing care needs of Mrs.Green are to have theassistance of a female physiotherapist in performing exercises and also the help and assistanceof a female care giver in performing ADLs. 3. Describe two (2) priority needs to be considered in planning for Mrs. Green’s discharge? The major priority needs that has to be considered in planning for Mrs. Green`s discharge areeducating the patient and the family regarding the after-discharge care and medical treatmentby initiating patient specific – care plans, establish patient referrals with other teams likephysiotherapy and primary care providers (Lees, 2004).
Records that are kept on computers must also be kept and protected. Your workplace will have policies relating to records on computers, which will include access being restricted by a password, and the computer system being protected by a firewall against the possibility of people hacking into it. Outcome 2 Know how to
If any records are electronic these should be password protected with limited access and with regular checks. No one should have access unless they are directly involved in the dare of the resident.
The nurse must execute this process through selection, performance, management and evaluation of nursing actions. The nurse is responsible for assessing the health status of the patients. The RN is a provider for health counseling and teaching patients. The nurse is responsible for administering medications, treatments, and other health regimens that are ordered by a licensed provider. With the practice of the scope of RN, there are also standards that every RN needs to follow.
Nursing 254 GI Lab Observation Clinical Objectives Answer the following questions: 1) What is the role of the nurse in caring for a patient in the GI lab care setting? Identify nursing actions and interventions. How is the nursing care different in the GI lab than on the medical/surgical floor? How is the nursing care the same as on the medical/Surgical floor? The role of the nurse in the GI lab is performing a thorough head-to-toe assessment, along with obtaining prior medical history, and making sure consent and all documentation is completed before the patient goes in for their procedure.
They are the families’ contact with the medical world, in the hospital and at the patients’ home. A nurse regularly evaluates patients and check vital signs to make sure everything is going as planned. Nurses perform procedures such as IV placement, phlebotomy and administering medications. (1988) Working hours for a nurse are different almost all the time because no one can predict when an emergency is going to happen. They must be available twelve hours a day, nights, weekend, and be able to handle any rotations or changes in their shifts.
Professional Roles and Values Teresa McDonald Western Governors University Professional Roles and Values As a nurse after arriving to the hospital and receiving my assignment for the day in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) my duty is to provide safe, compassionate, and ethical care to all my patients. A. Functional Differences The Tennessee State Board of Nursing (BON) interprets the laws and rules that I am required to follow to obtain and maintain licensure. They are responsible for writing the state Nurse Practice Act (NPA), which I am required to follow. It protects the public and holds me responsible for my actions. The Tennessee State Board of Nursing has the control to suspend or revoke my license for improper