They are the families’ contact with the medical world, in the hospital and at the patients’ home. A nurse regularly evaluates patients and check vital signs to make sure everything is going as planned. Nurses perform procedures such as IV placement, phlebotomy and administering medications. (1988) Working hours for a nurse are different almost all the time because no one can predict when an emergency is going to happen. They must be available twelve hours a day, nights, weekend, and be able to handle any rotations or changes in their shifts.
It was my first placement on a rehabilitation and palliative care ward. I was working a late so before me and my mentor finished we had to handover the patient information to the nurses just coming on shift. In particular we had been caring for a patient with diabetes, we went through all of the
The reason why we bed bath clients is to promote personal hygiene and to give them a sense of well-being it also maintain intact skin i.e. prevention of pressure sours. Bed bathing allows the caregivers to monitor changes in the client’s skin condition.It was my first day on practice placement and I assisted a care assistance in giving a patient a bed bath. The patient had recently had a stroke, due to that the patients left arm was paralysed and her mobility was greatly reduced, and also caused her severe pain. We first explained to her what we were going to do and asked for her consent, which was given verbally, the patient was unable to communicate do to the stroke however when we asked for her consent she nodded her head.
By following the care plan the nurse was able to know that she needed a sugary drink with her and that the service user had taken her tablets before the trip began. A(v) The responsibilities of the staff for this type of situation, relies on the nurse. She/he should be the only one in charge of medication for the diabetic residents and should check their blood sugar levels throughout the day, all of this should also be
The nursing staff reported that her chest infection had resolved and she was now more alert. They did get her out of bed but with lot of difficulty, as she would not follow any instructions or commands. The first time I saw her I had the rehab assistant with me. We were going to assess her ability to walk. I together with the rehab assistant tried to get her to walk, but we were not able to convince her to even stand from sitting in the chair.
Kayla Redd Western Governors 9/3/15 YOT2 Professional presence is kind of an indistinct idea. Prior to completing this course, I really did not consider what and how my nursing practice was defined by professional practice. As I ventured through this course, I learned what professional presence meant and how it affected my nursing practice. “Presence is an intersubjective encounter between a nurse and a patient in which the nurse encounters the patient as a unique human being in a unique situation and chooses to spend her/himself on the patient’s behalf’’ (Wingate, 2007). A person’s presence affects how that individual will affect and connect with others
UNIT 4223-301 OUTCOME 1 UNDERSTAND WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR COMPETENCE IN OWN WORK ROLE. +DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. My duties are to provide clinical and non clinical support to a multi professional team which can range from the care of a new mother and baby to the day to day running of the ward. I am responsible in undertaking direct care for patients and implementing this as to prepare the patient for going home safely with the knowledge they receive. I am responsible in making sure the care of the patient has been seen through to the end of their stay and to report any observations of the patient ,to the midwife in charge of that said shift and if anything needs reporting to act accordingly,ie frequent observations.
When I started my placement at the surgery I was assigned a mentor for the day, she showed me how to operate the booking system. I was very hesitant at first because her facial expression portrayed her to be very closed off and strict, however this changed when I started interacting with her. She showed me how the operate the booking system. The system showed the times that the doctors were available and when they were on home visits. I made sure that I listened as she spoke and made notes as she was talking.
Some floors allow the charge nurse to take up to two patients, and others, charge nurses only supervise and help other nurses as necessary. For instance, I did work in a Med/Surg floor, and we had a different charge nurse every day, that was responsible for assigning patients to the rest of nurses according to the acuity and nurse experience delegating major responsibilities to more experienced
My personal belief is that what you give to your patients will come back to you. It has guided me to do my best in my everyday job and duties as a nurse. As a nurse caring for, not only sick patients, but also fellow people, coworkers, new graduates, and agency nurses who have never worked in the units before. I help them to familiarize their environment by