However in most cases, the nurse will be responsible for the daily care of a patient. Including administering medication, setting IVs, giving shots, updating patient records, providing emotional support, patient education, basic diagnostics, and other patient procedures. (RN job descriptions) The purpose of a doctor is to make people well-conditioned. When people get ill, doctors figure out why. They examine people, listen to them talk about their health problems, and do tests to figure out what is wrong.
Through the use of the nursing process all professional standards can be adhered to and patient care can be safely tended to. This essay will discuss planning and delegation of a nursing shift. The registered nurse has responsibility for delegating nursing intervention and remains accountable for those interventions delegated. Appropriate delegation will occur when the registered nurse is aware of professional standards and individual scope of practice of their co-workers. Additionally, the paper will highlight critical thinking and decision making which are important attributes the registered nurse will need to develop along with the ability to provide a suitable handover to appropriately delegate nursing
In both, Henderson’s Need Theory and Orem’s Self Care Theory, the ‘role of nursing’ is the core concept. Henderson considered her definition of nursing her ‘concept.’ She defined nursing as, “assisting individuals to gain independence in relation to the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery,” according to (“Current Nursing: Virginia Henderson’s Need Theory”, 2012). Orem defined nursing as, “actions deliberately selected and performed by nurses to help individuals or groups under their care to maintain or change conditions in themselves or their environments,” (Current Nursing: “Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Theory,” 2012). For both theories, the major assumption is that the nurse will care for the patient until the patient or his or her family can care for the patient. According to the Free Dictionary (2013), a metaparadigm is, “a set of concepts and propositions that sets for the phenomena with which a discipline is concerned.” In both theories, there are metaparadigms that have developed the framework for nursing practice.
Worksheet 3 Unit 302: Engage in personal development in health and social care settings Describe your work duties and responsibilities? (302:1.1) In my role as supervisor I must administer medication to residential residents. I am required to take part in all aspects of care, paperwork and liaise with external professionals. I am expected to attend resident reviews and ensure that all residents’ files are in good order and updated to reflect the current daily care needed. I must work closely with clinical lead nurse, nursing staff and management team.
To determine whether a new procedure falls within the RN scope of practice you would first clearly define the procedure at hand and ask if it was learned in your basic nursing program. If it was not part of a basic nursing program, determine if you learned the procedure as part of a comprehensive training program which included clinical experience, for example skills specialized to a specific floor or area of the hospital. Then determine if the procedure has become so commonplace in nursing literature and practice that it can reasonably be assumed within the scope, such as wound care and dressing. Find out if the procedure falls within your State Board of Nursing's scope of practice and then if it is in the hospital's policy and procedure manual, which the employer would believe to be within your scope of practice. Finally, determine if the procedure would pass the "reasonable and prudent" standard of nursing, meaning would a nurse with the same education and training perform the task.
New knowledge is applied into practice through evidence based decision making, quality improvement processes, instituting policy changes, and providing patient and community education opportunities. With background in OB/GYN, my interest is the role of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. My aim involves collaborating with other healthcare professionals to provide high quality individualized care, promote health education, disease prevention, advocacy, and counseling to women in a community setting. WHNP certification is provided by the National Certification Corporation
The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain the nursing mission of the organization I work for, Allegheny Health Network (AHN), compare this mission to the nursing unit’s mission I work on, explain the structural organization philosophy of AHN, and discuss the pros and cons associated with them. First, the organizations mission, vision, goals, and values are recognized and explained. A description of the professional practice model and care model are provided for support. An explanation of the nursing unit I work on within the hospital is given along with the mission associated with our every day practice. These two missions are then compared to one another to identify similarities, differences, and provide an understanding of how
This article main purpose is to provide evidence of the importance and application of standardized terminologies in the Nursing practice. A patient care scenario will be used to identify how NANDA, NOC, and NIC elements are applicable. Data, information, knowledge, and wisdom (DIKW) framework will be used to create the patient care scenario. Standardized Nursing terminologies are used by most of healthcare settings as part of Electronic Health Records, and represent nursing data, information, and knowledge that can be stored in the electronic systems to be used as a reference by health care professionals. Scenario A female is referred to home health services for skilled nursing evaluation, and observation.
The preceptor has a job to ensure the new nurse is competent with skills to provided adequate, safe nursing care to patients. The preceptor has to wear many hats with the new nurse such as role model, educator, friend, confidant, and socializer. The preceptor must observe the new nurse and evaluate the skills of the nurse. Ideally the preceptor will explain a process or skill, demonstrate it, and then watch as the new nurse demonstrates as it is performed independently. Precepting involves a commitment on both the preceptor and the new nurse.
This means that the agencies identify needs and improvement areas pertaining to the care of the patient to ensure standards throughout all hospitals and health care facilities. The professional nursing organizations (PNO), such as the American Nurses Association have the care of the nurses and patients for the agenda and according to Cherry & Jacob these “organizations monitor public policy and offer avenues for their members to learn about health policy, they serve as an invaluable resources for reliable information related to policy issues and policymakers.” (2011)(p. 489). These professional organizations support the efforts of the nurses in all states and reflect guidelines for all nurses to adhere to provide the best possible care for the patients. As an example, the ANA notifies members of upcoming legislation that will impact the nurses at hospitals, nursing homes and clinics. Through this interaction the nurses are better informed as to what is happening in the political arena, such as patient ratios and shift lengths, this may impact the ability to care for patients or allow the care to improve.