This essay is a reflective piece on my clinical practicum, I will explain how my clinical practice reflected competence in two domains of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council’s National Nursing Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. Firstly, this essay with reference to current literature will define and describe the meaning and importance of competence for nurses as a student, and in the clinical setting. Secondly, I will relate my most recent clinical placements, theatre, rehabilitation and community to the two chose domains to show how I demonstrated competence. Domain one being critical thinking and analysis, and domain two, collaborative and therapeutic practice. Throughout this reflective piece I will discuss the positive and negative aspects of my care, how I demonstrated competence and what aspects of care I would change in the future.
Rationale for the Value of Professional Nursing Organizations in Networking and in the Legislative Process Lilian Iberosi September 27, 2013 Rationale for the Value of Professional Nursing Organizations in Networking and in the Legislative Process According to Merton, a professional association (organization) is defined as “an organization of practitioners who judge one another as professionally competent and who have banded together to perform social functions which they cannot perform in their separate capacity as individuals” (1958, p. 50). To this extent, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is a national professional association designed to elevate the standards of nursing education, establish a code of ethics, and promote the
Competencies: ADN level VS. BSN level The upmost importance of the difference in nursing degree competencies is education. There are 2 types of degrees levels for a registered nurse, ADN and BSN, which will be discussed in this paper. Both degree level of nursing focus on the holistic approach of caring for patient’s, which includes, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social issues. The education level differs. I will also be using a clinical case scenario that will describe how nursing care decision making may differ based on the clinical decisions of an ADN and BSN.
They are used when an inpatients stay is longer than 24 hours in a medical facility. Other institutions that may use UB-04 claims forms may include: outpatient clinics, drug rehabilitation center and ambulatory surgical centers. The CMS-1500 form is the health insurance claim form used for submitting claims for health care service providers. This is a standard form that non-institutional providers use, like your family doctor or a specialist. These forms must be submitted to Medicaid and Medicare in red ink.
Running head: ROLE DEVELOPMENT OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS Study of Role Development of Nurse Anesthetists Study of Role Development of Nurse Anesthetists Much confusion exists over the roles held by professionals involved in the delivery and monitoring of anesthetics. Through an extended review of literature, the author intends to clarify the historical background, educational requirements, role characteristics, current practice settings, and existing professional organizations as well as resources available to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists [AANA] (2009) claims that nurses trained in anesthesia were the first group of professionals to deliver anesthesia in the United States (U.S.). The AANA mentions that the discipline’s origin dates from the late 1800s and today, nurse anesthesia is seen as the profession’s oldest specialty group. Over the years, the nurse anesthesia specialty evolved to meet the demands of surgeons in quest of a solution to the high morbidity and mortality caused by anesthesia.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, both NPs and PAs perform the following tasks: Reviewing and updating patients' medical histories, examining patients, diagnosing and treating medical problems, ordering tests, educating patients about their health, researching the latest treatments, and technologies impacting their fields. NPs and PAs serve as primary care providers, they can specialize in a variety of areas in medicine, like Obstetrics, pediatric medicine, emergency care and even psychiatry. Both professionals can also work independently, though they may at times report to doctors, surgeons and other PhD medical
Research Integration WGU Evidence-Based Practice & Applied Nursing Research EBT1 - 724.8.3-01-05 July 18, 2013 Research Integration Types/Appropriateness/Classification of Sources of Evidence The article for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physician regarding the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media (AOM) is considered to be a filtered resource classified as evidence based guideline. The recommendations establish guidelines of the definition, assessment and management of AOM based on research literature from experts making it appropriate to use in a nursing practice situation. The second article from Block, Causative Pathogens, Antibiotic Resistance and Therapeutic Considerations in
2013). Nurses must advance their skills and knowledge through the use of evidence-based practice and a key person involved in assisting front line nurses with accepting change is the nurse leader (Hauck et al., 2013). It is the nurse leader who has the difficult task of leading change and advocating for their peers and profession. One recent example of change in health care is the 48/6 model of care, a provincial initiative developed in British Columbia to address the decline of senior (seventy + years old) health while in acute care, and also to facilitate a patient’s ability to return home (Fraser Heath Authority, 2014). The 48/6 model of care is the screening tool developed to improve individualized care plans for patients The care plan is to be completed within 48 hours of the patient’s admission, and is meant to address 6 key areas of concern (Hospital Care for Seniors, 2012).
Nursing Forum, 45(4), 218-227. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6198.2010.00194.x Rambur, B., McIntosh, B., Palumbo, M., & Reinier, K. (2005). Education as a Determinant of Career Retention and Job Satisfaction Among Registered Nurses. Journal Of Nursing Scholarship, 37(2), 185-192. doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2005.00031.x Rosseter, R. (2012, October 24). Fact sheet: Creating a more highly qualified workforce. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/NursingWorkforce.pdf Zimmermann, D. T., Miner, D., & Zittel, B.
Where as, EMR is a computerized health information system where providers record detailed encounter information such as patient demographics, encounter summaries, medical history, allergies, intolerance and lab test histories. Some may support order entry, results management and decision support (Lodwick, & Doucette, 2009, p.