Clinical Development Day at Emergency Room As part of the N4123 clinical experience, I was in ER on 25th September 2013. The purpose of this paper is to increased my understanding of all health care services provided to clients and families, explore the roles of health care team in ER and to explore changes in health care practice in ER setting. I arrived at the unit on time at 7:30 am. I was assigned with one of the nurse working in ER. I came to know how the system works while people are seeking health care services from ER.
In addition, I will learn how to work as a critical care registered nurse. Prior to this clinical week, I was afraid of having a patient assigned to me, but I have overcome this fear. I want to learn and be able to provide patient care and distinguish any potential problems my patient may be having. Furthermore, I want to be able to communicate with the doctors, family, and other members of the healthcare team about my patient. This will enable me to become a well- rounded nurse.
Registered Nurses are very important people they work to support health, avoid diseases, and help patients deal with illnesses. They are also supporters and health coaches for patients, families, and communities (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012).When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medication; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012). Registered Nurses also promote and maintain nursing care plans; they steer patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health. While state laws govern the tasks the RN’s may perform, it is usually the work setting that determines their daily job duties (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012). As a kid I didn’t dream about getting married like most little girls do.
* Monitor, tracks, evaluates and reports infections for unit. Acts as a resource for nursing staff. * Works with all other members of staff of, to make they are caring correctly and have received correct training. * Reviews all clinical records for completeness and accuracy as necessary. * Feed back about how your work is on the unit your working on and if she has any concerns.
Reflective Account of supervised management placement. Introduction. The student nurse hopes with this assignment to allow the reader an insight into my experience during my management placement within a busy rehabilitation ward in Wishaw General. With the guidance and supervision of my mentor I participated in all areas of running a busy rehab ward. The student nurse will reflect on health promotion issues as this stood out to me in several areas, The student nurse discovered that although we can nurse a patient back to health it is so important to make the patient aware of how necessary it is for them to participate in their care by adhering to what is recommended to them by various members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the devastating consequences that the patient can encounter if advice is ignored.
With this knowledge, the patient can self-promote their wellbeing. It also help nurses assess the patient on their learning readiness, barriers, what they already know or not know and reinforce the basic skills that patients has already mastered. My first teaching encounter was a patient who came in with pneumonia. She also has a history of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, asthma, tachycardia. Pneumonia is an inflammatory infection of the air sacs and surrounding lung tissue that can be caused by many microorganism, but commonly viruses or bacteria.
Running head: ADVANCED NURSING LEADERSHIP Advanced Nursing Leadership Name: University: Course: Instructor: Date: Evaluation/Assessment of a Nurse Leader/Manager In all healthcare facilities which have NL (Nurse Leader) positions, the NLs are generally charged with provision of coordination between varied disciplines, facilitation of the planning of care, being liaisons for physicians, engendering improvement of quality as well as compliance to practices which are based on evidence, coaching and mentoring nursing recruits and providing communications to families as well as their patients (Institute of Medicine, 2003). I was led to the NL roles by my 12 year experience in Floor Nursing (FN); where I volunteered to train as a fill-in during the NL’s absences due to sickness or vacation. In a short while, I was appointed to a permanent position. Training on the job assisted me in effectively transitioning into the roles in addition to my FN experiences. Moreover, I will need to do two to three management classes as required by the state regarding continuing education hours.
The Health Belief Model (HBM) is a psychological model that is use in nursing to explain and predict health behaviors of patients diagnosed with chronic disease like MI. In educating the patient using this model, the nurse will focus on the attitudes and beliefs of the patient. The nurse will encourage the patient by educating to recognize and promptly response to signs and symptoms of any complication from the MI. In-depth education opportunities will be planned and evaluated. The overall goal is for the client to return to pre-hospital living condition in an improved state of wellness.
Major components of health communication: Process- A child talks to her mother about symptoms she is experiencing, she goes over the symptoms in her mind to decide if her daughter needs medical attention. Since the mother has treated this condition before, she does it again seeking the same positive outcome. Personal goals- After treating her daughter with over-the-counter meds, the mother talks to a friend who thinks that the daughter may not have the flu, she may be suffering from something more serious. Her anxiety about her daughter’s illness is raised, making her second guess the care she gave her daughter and to want reassurance from a medical professional. Interdependence- At the ER, the mother and daughter are put more at ease when the triage nurse describes similar symptoms in her son, which turned out to be flu.
. A nurse’s perceptions about quality of life and health promotion could affect the care of a dying patient with a lingering illness, such as cancer. Nurses are patient advocates and it is their responsibility to respect patients’ wishes regardless of their personal opinion. A nurse may personally feel that a patient should use any and all medications available to them such as pain medication, etc. during a lingering illness.