Through the hospital and Ms. Martinez’s eyes Kevin neglected the patient; leaving the patient in the gurney for an unacceptable duration of time for another staff member to move. However, According to Nurse Kevin the reason behind not moving the patient from the gurney to the bed is due to Nurse Kevin’s on-going back issues that have been in existence since he began working for the hospital. The patient that was to be moved was also extremely large and heavy. As we all know typical duties of a nurse on a unit in most hospitals may sometime require physical exertion of one’s body. With that being said, Nurse Kevin seemed to be able to perform most other physical duties excluding moving a patient from a gurney to a bed.
Also when I was in the hospital I saw what the nurses did and I thought it was pretty interesting. After all this I decided this was something I knew I wanted to do. Nurses have many daily activities that they must follow in order to perform their duties. The activities or roles the registered nurse may change depending on the day or the patient. All nurses have a scope of practice they must follow but depending on the patient will tell them what procedures to perform.
Triage levels 3 are patients who need care soon and doctor and nurses should see them within next 30 minutes or so. Similarly Triage level 4 and 5 patients are patients who are bit stable and doctor and nurses see them in order as they sit and wait in waiting area. ER department try to provide care to all clients in fast pace environment based on acuity level of patients. Almost all patients seeking health care services are outpatients but some inpatients, especially from Stan Cassidy and others units come to ER only in they require immediate suture due to falls and cut. Patients with all kinds of health history seek health care services from ER.
The Impact of IOM On The Future Of Nursing The expansion of healthcare over the years, patients being more involved in their care and needs getting more complicated, nursing profession faces more challenges. On October 5th 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched a report that made recommendations for action oriented blue print transforming the nursing profession to effectively meet the promise of a reformed healthcare system and the nation’s health needs. These recommendations are as follows: 1. Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. 2.
Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today.
My Career Pathway In the future I would like to become a Nurse Practitioner caring for adult patients who are suffering from acute and long-term illnesses and diseases. I will support recovery from illness or operation by using care plans, carrying out care procedures and assessments and refural to appropriate external department i.e Asthma Nurses within Surgeon/ Physian instruction by focusing on the needs of the patient rather than the illness or condition. Nurses usaully work within a multidisciplinary team but are the main point of contract for patients, often providing the most continuity of care. Named nurses work mainly in hospitals and the community, attached to a health centre or general practice and in residential homes, specialist units, schools, hospices. In my chosen career to be a Nurse Practitioner, there are opportunities that I can progress in.
After we had arrived the nurses escorted us up the delivery floor and had strapped my wife into a fetal monitor to check our baby’s status. I was so worried that something might be wrong, that our baby girl would be in trouble. As I sat there listening to my baby girl I knew I was in for the ride of my life. I watched, with a concerned look while the doctor had manually broken my wife’s water. I felt so worried and sad because I didn’t know what I could do to comfort my wife.
What is the Definition of Nursing Practice? Nursing practice is defined as the act of providing care to the patients. In providing care to the patients, the nurses implement a nursing care plan which is based on initial condition of the patient. It is based on a specific nursing theory. Following nursing theory and nursing research side by side is a must for patient care and nursing practice.
The field of nursing that I have chosen to work in is cardiac care, open heart nursing. Between Cardiac Decision units, to open heart ICU’s the field of cardiac nursing is expanding and requires skilled knowledgeable nurse to be working in that area. My personal experience with my family has led me to this choice. Most of my life I have helped my mother with a number of heart issues, she was born with holes in her heart which in later years caused her heart valves to leak and need to be replaced and which has caused cardiomyopathy Cardiac Care Nurses treat patients suffering from heart diseases and conditions. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in US.
With growing demand and need for advance education, Universities adopted associates degree and baccalaureate programs. Later advanced practice nursing emerged to facilitate the growing need for advanced care with shortage of doctors and the emergences of education programs for nursing, faculty members advancing education with masters and doctorate levels. By 2015, most of the advanced nursing with be doctorate based, further adding more autonomy to the nursing profession. Nursing is emerging as a profession, one of the milestones in the development of the profession nurse is a defined knowledge base. Nursing uses theories, research based models and scientific systems to collaborate care provided within the health care systems.