Team Structures in Health Care 1) Team structure in the Intensive Care Unit: People who work in ICUs include lab technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Ultrasound Technicians, X-Ray Techs, and Physicians. Chaplains and social workers may also be called to come to the department. All of these care providers must be able to communicate effectively amongst themselves to provide care for patients. People who are in the Intensive Care Unit are often exposed to critical care patients and have to deal with crisis and emergencies as they occur. The environment can contain a high level of stress and it is important for those who are working there to remain calm and be aware of their surroundings (36).
From a patient and their family’s perspective, nurses do not have good responsive skills. Although we may be busy, we need to remember that we have other patients to care for and must attend to them quickly to ensure that they are happy and safe. The most important thing is that we must be empathetic to those in our care and communicate professionally as nurses. As
One of these qualities is critical-thinking skill. Registered nurses must be able to asses changes in the health state of patients, including when to take corrective action and when to make referrals. It is common that a nurse will work with multiple patients at a time with various health needs so organization skills are critical to ensure the patient is given proper care. They also need to be caring and sympathetic and detailed oriented because they must make sure that their patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time. Last but not least, a registered nurse must be able to be emotional stable with human suffering, emergencies and other stresses.
Importance of Diversity in the Workplace Diversity in the workplace is important for many reasons. Our country is a melting pot of people that are comprised of various ethnicities, ages and religions. As such, our nursing population must be prepared to provide culturally, developmentally and physically competent care to each patient with whom they interact. Unfortunately the current nursing population is primarily female, Caucasian, and middle aged (Hutson, 2014). This offers a limited resource of knowledge with regard to other cultural needs and beliefs.
Project 1 There are many confidentiality, privacy and security issues that relate to working as a medical receptionist in a medical practice. It is very important to have a senior person to oversee all administrative functions. A senior person will outline the tasks your job entails and will teach you the practice’s policies and procedures. They will teach you how to access patient records and how to know what information is relevant to your work. A senior person will also check your work and will be there for guidance if any conflict of interest occurs.
Most nurses usually work in healthcare facilities unless they are home health care providers such as school nurses or for the elderly. RNs are mostly found in the healthcare facilities such as hospitals or doctors’ offices. Taking on this job requires a lot of standing, walking, and sitting for hours on end. The RNs must be able to handle stressful situations because they never know what they will see in the work area. The nurse could go from something small to seeing blood everywhere from an emergency that just occurred.
Crystal Ospina a Registered Nurse at NYU Langone medical center. Most of us are familiar with Nursing because this type of healing is a part of our society today and highly accepted. Nursing can be described as the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and aid in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. There are some common root issues when it comes to nursing and western medicine in general. Some problems are overcrowded/understaffed hospitals and it requires you to use healthcare plans that are often general and cannot always serve a specific individual.
CNAs work in a vast amount of settings including hospitals, outpatient facilities, long term care facilities, clinics, and in home care. They are often given patient duties that are undesirable to other hospital staff. WORKING CONDITIONS Interpersonal Relationships CNAs have to have a high level of social interaction with their patients, visitors, nurses, and their other staff members. It is important that they speak to their staff and patients in person on a daily basis so they can develop good communication skills and that their staff and patients trust them and know what their doing. CNAs are responsible for the health and safety of patients and they sometimes must handle patients who are physically aggressive or violent.
Nursing students increasingly encounter ethical problems during their clinical practice which sometimes infringe the rights of patients. Simply put, ethical issues are a major concern in the healthcare field because healthcare providers have to make ethical decisions on a daily basis. Working in the modern world as a newly developed registered nurse, one can face many hurdles as they come upon their new work environment. While trying to grasp this major transition, nurses can often find themselves in the mist of ethical dilemmas. There are, in some cases, policies of the healthcare institutions and the nurse’s personal professional ethics that can conflict with the clinical settings’ decision making.
For example, if a resident was developing a pressure sore, it would be my responsibility to report this concern to the nurse on duty. If I did not report my concerns then I could be held responsible for the decline in that particular resident’s health. Thus, I have come to learn that care assistants, along with the nurses, are expected to take responsibility for the well-being, safety and care of not only the residents but for ourselves. As a care assistant, it is important to attend regular training sessions to develop the knowledge and understanding I have gained whilst working within the home and from the training I received at the commencement of my employment. According to the Royal College of Nursing, “many organisations provide robust and comprehensive training programmes for health care assistants.” However, in a study commissioned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, it was noted that health care assistants have been reportedly undertaking tasks they have not received the training for; tasks that should be carried out under the supervision of a registered and qualified practitioner who has received the training for such a task.