Once in employment many IRNs experience difficulties due to differences in language and culture in their new country of practice. Barriers to effective communication have implications for all nurses but particularly those functioning in a second language and culture. This article suggests strategies for IRNs, UK-educated nurses, managers and policy makers to improve the experience of IRNs and to ensure patients receive the best possible care. Full Text * TranslateFull text * Turn off search term navigation * Jump to first hit Headnote Summary Internationally recruited nurses (IRNs) provide valuable resources to address existing and predicted nurse shortages. Once in employment many IRNs experience difficulties due to differences in language and culture in their new country of practice.
Post-operatively, whether post-operative day 1 or day 10, orthopedic patients are very dependent on nurses and other healthcare professionals to meet and provide their daily needs. This patient population has many self-care deficits of varying degrees. To meet the demands of the orthopedic patients, Dorothea E. Orem’s theory is a good guide for my and other nurses’ professional practice. Self-care competence has an impact in the quality and quantity of life. Nurses educate and assist patients to achieve their competency in caring for themselves.
This new phenomenon has been labeled complexity compression. Background of study The association between the nurse staffing levels and the patient outcomes has been extensively studied over the past decade or so. The question being asked by researchers is: does an increased staffing level lead to more positive patient outcomes? This study was conducted by interviewing nurses and not patients. There is a direct link between the amounts of stressors that nurses “juggle” and how the effect of those stressors tend to affect their patient outcomes, either positively or negatively.
The nurse has a responsibility to find out if Henry is a vulnerable adult and if so what makes him vulnerable and what makes people in general vulnerable, including concerns that could arise from being vulnerable for example abuse. Patients have rights, so the role of the nurse will be looked at in great depth which will include clinical skills, communication, decision making, teaching, caring and knowledge, and how to address the patients’ rights using some of these skills. Henrys autonomy will need to be promoted by the nurse along with confidentiality, the nurse will have to justify professional conduct and any interventions needed to support Henry and his daughter, this will include autonomy and advocacy. Henrys daughter is very keen to see her father have the operation even though there are major risks involved. Henry is not so convinced and as the procedure looms closer he asks his nurse to help him make a decision on whether or not to go ahead with the procedure.
These symptoms can compromise the care of a patient or patients if not managed correctly. Nurses have a crazy schedule which usually includes 12 hour shifts but they do need to understand that stress management is important. When a nurse or anyone is stressed their sympathetic nervous system lets out acetylcholine and puts there body in a fight or flight mode which affects the entire body (Murphy) and carelessness can occur if this is not dealt with properly. Your brain is responsible for interrupting events and situations. When a nurse effectively gains control over adverse behavior and
Nursing is a profession where nurses have to perform accurate clinical assessments and be able to pick up subtle changes in patients and respond appropriately. Patient safety and health depends on the nurse’s response. Rogers (2008) reports that about 75% of hospital staff nurses work twelve hour shifts. As a group, we created a PICO (patient population, intervention of interest, comparison, and outcome) question to guide our search to determine if an association exists between errors and shift hours. Our PICO question is: “In patient care settings, what is the effect of nurses who work twelve hour shifts on patient care and job performance compared to nurses who work eight hour shifts?"
Nursing Expertise Self-Report Reflection Shanti Bhatta HCS/350 December 10, 2012 Frances Johnson Nobody is perfect in communication skills. It is important to improve communication skills in every section (ex. verbal and non-verbal). We have to be conscious on how we are communicating. Effective communication is important to get information from patient or staffs.
Rights of Medication Safety Medication plays a key role in healthcare but can also be an important key cause of medical error. Patients are entitled to receive safe care including receiving the correct medications. The administration of medication is a daily routine for nurses therefore, it is vital to remember the “Five Rights” of medication safety. Many different things can go wrong when it comes to the administering medication, for example communication between the patient and the nurse could go wrong, or the labeling of the medication, even the dosage can cause improper usage of the drug. The question is what role do nurses play when it comes to medication safety?
Typically nurses have always taught their patients how to manage their daily lives with an illness, but now the purpose is more on how the patient can remain healthy and what preventative measures the nurse needs to implement for their patients. Nursing roles and responsibilities have changed within the last ten years or so. The role of a nurse now is typically seen as being an advocates, educators, researchers, collaborators, partners, and policy-makers with a continued focus on community health. Nursing has become increasingly more involved in the process of health promotion. With budget cuts at facilities and high physician to patient scenarios, nurses implement
Introduction Nursing concept is a board spectrum in nursing. As we explore the use core concept of theories we found it provides a perspective from which to define nursing. Nursing theory provides the direction and knowledge for nurse to use in their daily practice. If it wasn’t for theory we would not be able to provide the quality of care and safety factors associated with care for our patients. The safety of our patients is our number one priority when giving medical care.