Math Within The Nursing Profession Math 103 Hess Sabrina Bell Bryant Stratton College Math is used everyday in all nursing profession. Nurses working a nursing home or assisted living facility are not only expected to feed and bathe the residents they are also expected to take vitals, give medications and do charts. Taking vitals means looking at the blood pressure, temperature, the pulse rate, and the rate that they are breathing. At certain times the nurse may have to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit. Nurses who give medications need to be able to calculate the proper amount of medication for the size and weight of the patient because it varies from person to person.
Assessment is a systematic process using a rational method of planning to identify a patient’s health and any actual or potential problems that need to be met and to provide interventions to meet those needs. (Berman et al, 2010) A comprehensive assessment establishes a database of information relating to the patient including visual observations during initial interview including, skin condition, cloths, hair, hygiene, demeanor and presence of pain etc. During the interview the nurse should gather family history and both subjective and objective data to establish baseline data as a reference point and an indicator to the effectiveness of interventions. (Berman et al, 2010) Subjective data is what the patient thinks, feels and believes and can also be referred to as the symptoms including itching, pain and worry or anxiety. Objective data is measured during the physical examination; it can be seen, heard, smelt, felt, observed, tested or measured against an excepted standard, including: skin color, bowel sounds, blood pressure, temperature, level of pain, urine analysis etc.
One oncology nurse may work with children while another administers Chemotherapy to adults, it all varies. Oncology Nurses work in clean and sterile hospital environments, some may work in community based clinics and medical offices. Every kind of nurse works with people, especially Oncology Nurses they try to save peoples lives. Oncology nurses work with their hands and head. This type of nursing is very hard and had a lot of thought.
Registered Nurse Career Research 1. Nature of work: • Registered Nurses usually work in hospitals, walk-in clinics, prisons, schools etc. • They supervise practical nurses and other caring personal; registered nurses require more education then practical nurses. • They examine patient’s physical, mental and emotional health status, such as blood pressure, temperature and basic physical exams. • Nurses educate patients about medical options and educate them about health issues like nutrition, personal hygiene and lifestyle choices.
multi organ failure There are many key assessments a nurse may utilize to assist in assessing a patient’s homeostasis, oxygenation, and level of pain. The first thing a nurse does in the emergency room is to establish vascular access by inserting and I.V. for administration of crystalloids such as lactated ringers or normal saline for volume depletion and dehydration. The nurse must remember the ABC’s of an initial assessment, which stands for airway, breathing and circulation. The very first thing a nurse must do is look at her patient, and assess whether the breathing is within normal limits, or if it is labored.
In the facility I work the Pyxis system is utilized to decrease the incidence of medication errors. The Pyxis is a large medication dispensing cabinet that the nurse has to log into with his/her name and password or with his/her name and a bio-metric fingerprint. The nurse then locates the patients medication profile that the pharmacy has set up with the patients medications as per the physicians orders through Pyxis connect. This system
Week 01 Assignment - Clinical Experience- Observe the scope of the role of your selected preceptor. Week 1 objective was to observe the scope of the role of my preceptor. My preceptor is the hospital’s director of nursing. Her duty is to provide guidance to the nursing staff and aid in coordinating the health services of the hospital. She supervises the entire nursing staff and oversees patient care to ensure the delivery of quality health care.
Therefore, this is why I am choosing to major in nursing. The reason I want to be a Registered Nurse is so I can help people. The job duties of a nurse are to assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Also, Registered Nurses administer nursing care to the ill, injured convalescent, or disabled patients. Lastly, they may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
By reviewing the patients chart the physician is able to see what the patient has in the past and what he will need for the further prognosis. This also helps the physician with better care for the patient. The back office medical assistant also contains of prepping the patients chart before and charting appropriate things before the patient is seen for care. The back office medical assistant also is able to do injection s of certain medications and also do ekgs. When the back office medical assistant gets ready to room a patient he or she has to make sure that all of the patient’s medications are up to date and all of the incoming notes and consults are also included in the chart.