Have you ever wondered who is responsible for being the caregiver for the babies while in the hospital? Neonatal nurses have the responsibility of providing the care for babies when they are first born. Neonatal nursing has many education requirements, an outstanding job outlook, as well as great benefits. Neonatal nurses care for newborns for the first 28 days of the babies’ lives, the children’s most vulnerable stage. Nurses specialized in this field are required to focus not just on healthy infants, but also on ill or premature babies.
Registered Nurse Do you remember being a child and constantly being asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Well I was the kid that always gave a different answer every time. I was always undecided regarding the career that I wanted to pursue. As I got older I realized that I wanted to have a career in the medical field. Being a nurse interests me because it requires the study of the human body, it is respected and because I find fulfillment in being able to help those who are in need. Once I started researching a career in nursing I realized that there were a lot more types of nurses then I had originally imagined.
In a letter entitled “Is Hospital Birth Better?,” which was posted on a midwife education center online, the writer firmly states, “Women are led to believe that they can have a wonderful home-like birth in hospital birthing suits with OBs, when the reality is that childbirth without intervention is virtually nonexistent unless a midwife is in attendance.” Although it is not necessarily their fault, obstetricians typically do not get to know their patients on a personal level; rather they see them simply as one of their many patients, and try to get through routine things quickly so he can move onto the next patient. While doctors are trustworthy for their medical knowledge, they do not know how to assist during natural birth. The Business of Being Born discusses this. They bring up the thought provoking fact that the peak times for cesarian sections are 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. The fact that they are so often finished with surgery right before dinner and bed underlines just how much doctors are accustomed to the convenience of the modern advances in medical technology.
This quote tells us a little bit about the NICU nurse and how they put their little patient lives in front of their lives. Being a neonatal nurse comes with a lot of responsibilities but the neonatal job also comes with a lot of rewards. Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses
They are educated for 1 year with clinicals and book learning, then "sit" for an exam. They *can* do everything a PCA, an NA, and a CNA does, but an LPN also administers SubQ injections, passes oral medications, takes vitals, and reports to the R.N. In the 1980s and 1990s, many USA hospitals tried to eliminate all NAs so the hospital could pay one pay rate and benefits (if any) for 1 person to do everything from personal care to medication passes. At the same time, many of these hospitals only wanted a B.S.N.-- a nurse who graduated with a Bachelors in Nursing. Hospitals used L.P.N.s for all the back-breaking work while (many) B.S.N.s did desk duty with charting and paperwork.
Facility administrators need to establish a balance between providing a safe environment, while at the same time providing each resident with opportunities for choice, control, and individuality (Kane & Kane, 2001). The staffing levels of professional nurses in a nursing home are not as high as that of a hospital; however, nursing homes have registered nurses on duty that perform assessments, administer medications, perform treatments, and interact with families and physicians, to name some of their many responsibilities. Nursing home residents often become ill. In 1997, there were 1,465,000 nursing home residents and 2.1 million elderly nursing home discharges due to hospitalization and death in the United States (Gabrel, 2000). When a resident is observed to have a condition change, the nurse performs an assessment and makes a decision whether or not to notify the physician and the resident’s family or guardian.
These signs can appear any time within the ﬁrst three months after delivery: ■ Treatment There are safe and effective treatments available for postpartum depression. These can include behavioral therapy and support, medications or a combination of both. Your doctor can help you ﬁnd the treatment that’s best for you. If you are breastfeeding, be sure to ask your doctor about side effects before starting any new medications. Feeling depressed, with tearfulness or crying spells Feeling nervous or afraid, often about the baby’s health or about being a mother Feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty Feeling moody or very stressed Losing interest or pleasure in activities, including being a mother Not able to concentrate or make decisions Sleep problems (trouble falling asleep or waking up very early) Feeling extremely tired, beyond the normal feelings caused by caring for a newborn Ongoing thoughts about death, including suicide Problems caring for the baby Appetite changes (eating too much or not eating enough) ■ ■ When to call a
This is why, most home health programs have standard health protocols, plans of care, interventions and routine evaluation measures to assist people suffering from moderate and severe dementia of late onset. But early onset Alzheimer’s disease affects people who are most likely young, employed, physically robust, sexually active and who have different leisure interests than their elder peers. Chaston D. (2010) suggests that: “numerous barriers continue to prevent younger adults with dementia accessing support and services. Their voices are not heard and their needs overlooked, often because nurses and other health professionals fail to recognise that dementia exists in this age group.” So, to make sure young individuals affected by dementia get the home care they need, “Care for memories initiative’s” focus is to create a comprehensive home care program for families whose first degree relative has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Within this program, where the expertise of various professionals will be required, people suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease will be followed up regularly and according to their needs.
As told by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "There are three major educational paths to registered nursing", A diploma from an approved nursing program, an Associate degree (AND), and a Bachelor's degree (BSN) (1114). Depending on full or part-time status, most programs will take a minimum of three years, not including the completion of required pre-requisites. Everyone must pass a state licensing test ("BLS", 2002,11 14-17). .A .spects of the .Job Registered nurses are responsible for a wide range of patient care. The U.S. Department of Labor states, "[Nurses] are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities" (112).
As a nurse that is what our goal is, to give our patient the most efficient care possible. An associate’s degree in nursing is usually obtained in 2-3 years at a community college, it is more task oriented and focused on clinical skills, “Mildred Montage sought to