Indirect Care

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Educational preparation Nursing is a practice discipline that includes both direct and indirect care activities that impact health outcomes. Baccalaureate programs provide opportunities for practice experiences designed to assist graduates to achieve The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. All baccalaureate programs, including RN to BSN programs, must provide practice experiences to bridge to baccalaureate-level professional nursing practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2012). The movement to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce is accelerating following the release of landmark reports from the Institute of Medicine (2011) which clearly link nursing…show more content…
Direct care may be provided in a wide range of settings, including acute and critical care, long term care, home health, community-asked settings, and education settings. Indirect care refers to nursing decisions, actions, or interventions that are provided through or on behalf of patients. These decisions or interventions create the conditions under which nursing care or self-care may occur. Nurses might use administrative decisions, population or aggregate health planning or policy development to affect health outcomes this way. I work in this field for more than 20 years. During this period I came through various situations in the hospitals regarding patient care. This profession requires utmost attention because a small careless mistake can cause someone’s life. Instant critical thinking and decision making is very important. And the feeling after saving someone’s life due to our timely intervention cannot be described. It is also very important to get along with our co-workers as they are the backbone. You don't know how they may come in help on the…show more content…
My shift started at 7 a.m. There was a patient needed to be admitted during the shift change and I volunteered to do the admission even though it was not my turn to be admitted. As soon as I entered the room I saw the patient having shortness of birth and complaints of chest pain. I monitored the vital signs and was too high (above 200 systolic). The patient has a history of diabetics and hypertension and she is ESRD. She did not receive her dialysis because her dialysis access was not working. The same time she was desaturation. I had to call the primary doctor to come and see. They monitored the patient very closely. I called my charge nurse who has a degree of BSN. My charge nurse decided to have the patient transferred to ICU where they monitored patient very closely. This situation really contributed critical thinking of BSN nurses

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