I have always be cognizant that my relationship with patients exists solely to meet their needs; not my own. That said, I practiced for many years in the home infusion and home health industries. The need to relate to patients and achieve optimal patient outcomes is less structured then in the hospital environment. When bringing a plan of care into the patient’s home setting, I have found that a nurse must address patient needs which are very diverse and holistic. In this context, I have met the patient’s needs in many innovative and sometimes unique ways.
To cap it all off, you have to pass a state licensing exam to officially be considered an MD and start practicing medicine in the real world. This amount of schooling is necessary because they need to be reliable and trustworthy for their patients. The most important skills out of the many needed in this career are communication and multitasking. As a doctor, you interact with patients and fellow doctors daily and are also thrown into hectic situations. Multi tasking is a much need skill because OBGYN’s are constantly on the move whether they are on call or are seeing patients all day in the office.
I really get to know my patients and try and make them feel as comfortable as they can because nobody really wants to be stuck in the hospital. I’ve always been interested in going into the medical field but I didn’t really have a clue as of what I wanted to do. Some days work can be a living hell and other days it doesn’t seem like work at all. It’s an incredibly gratifying feeling to make a difference to somebody. I mostly see older patients in the hospital because I work on the orthopedics floor.
Introduction of Capstone Project Roxane Spinelli Chamberlain College of Nursing Capstone NR660 Dr. Mikel Hand March 6, 2014 Introduction of Capstone Project Nursing is considered to be a challenging profession, due to the nurses working long hours caring for patients that are extremely ill and dying. There have been discussions among the experts on how to reduce job-related burnout and job dissatisfaction, decrease nurse workloads and improve patient safety. They have continued, stating there should be more nurses working in hospitals per patient. This is measured as the nurse-to-patient ratio. This can be described as one nurse taking care of x-amount of patients.
The hospital had a hard time retaining employees and one motive for the class was helping new nurses feel more comfortable and helping us have meaningful, fulfilling employment. In this class we learned about a lot of things but we learned about Julia Brenner’s theory and it has always since stayed with me. I now work in the recovery area of a much larger hospital and have worked in several departments. I have gained a lot of great experience and I have seen my growth described by Brenner’s model. Most importantly though, is probably the fact that I borrowed ideas from that class and from Brenner’s model and have instituted parts into the orientation of new staff-members within my current department.
Althought many may thick that this scheledule is very stressful, many anesthesiologist feel that following this scheledule is despite that some work only a couple days a week and gaining around $252,669 up to $421,565 a year. Many anesthesiologist work along side other professials. If a anesthesiologist works in a surgeon's office, he/she might work with the surgeon himself and his assidents who would inform the anesthesiologist how long the surgery will take and other factors. Futhermore, anesthesiologists face many situtation in the
The course work is very extensive, but the skills training is only average. Truly, this is my personal opinion, but I only came to this conclusion based on my personal experiences. As a clinical student, working at a local hospital with LPN students from a nearby community college, I was able to see how more advanced they were with their hands-on skills training. McNeese basically threw me in a lab, told me to watch a video, and learn to perform the certain skills after maybe on actual professor
I asked her several questions about her job. She told me “Nursing has many ups and down times.” She begin to say “Helping out people and caring for others is the enjoyment of the job however, watching someone take there last few breathes is the hardest to deal with.” Nursing may have disadvantages but nursing a person back to good health. She also said “Her assignment every day is to make a patient feel like there being loved and cared for.” She said “Yes! My job give you overtime when needed, I work Monday through Friday from 7am-7pm.” I asked does your job have challenges. She sighed’ “Yes, calling in a family to tell them there love one has passed is always the biggest challenge.” She said “Honey, The only advice I can give you is to have patience with the patients because at times they can work your nerves.” That interview really enlightened me on my future
It can affect staffing ratios, quality of equipment and many other things we really don’t stop to think about. It affects what kind of patients we can treat and how long they can stay in the hospital. This affects nurses because we are the ones that have to explain to a patient why they are being discharged when they still have an infection and still need IV antibiotics to go home on but their insurance doesn’t cover for any homehealth agency to come and do infusions and we have to teach family with no medical experience how to do this. This can be very bothersome to some nurses and this is just one brief issue I am bringing up. Other political factors could be education and how we are in such a shortage of nursing but nursing school is so expensive and getting funding to send individuals to school and for the schools to have the funding to create competent nurses.
When becoming a nurse it should be something that you have always dreamed of this is a career that you should have passion for since it is working with people all day. When making the decision in becoming a nurse, I looked at all those options and still decided that this was the career for me. The median pay for a registered nurse is $64,690 a year or $31.10 a hour. In theory I think a nurse should be paid more because they do a lot of things and still don’t get paid enough in some states. Once I become a nurse I’m sure that I will make a great one and also be excited to come to the work place daily.