The major priority needs that has to be considered in planning for Mrs. Green`s discharge areeducating the patient and the family regarding the after-discharge care and medical treatmentby initiating patient specific – care plans, establish patient referrals with other teams likephysiotherapy and primary care providers (Lees, 2004). In the case of Mrs.Green, nurse shouldgive priority in educating Mrs.Green and her family members regarding guidance on performingthe activities of
Because of increasingly shortened hospital stays the inpatient population may only be able to attain the basic knowledge level within this domain prior to discharge. “Knowledge is the ability to recall previously learned material, it refers to the simple remembrance of a fact, concept, theory or principle” (McDonald). In the case of a newly diagnosed diabetic the ultimate goal would be for the patient to become self-reliant with managing their blood sugars through diet and medication. The nurse’s role would be to first assess the patient’s level of understanding of the disease, identify their support system and include them in the teaching process, and develop a plan of education that would be most receptive to the patient. The first three steps in the nursing process having been used, that of evaluation, diagnosis, and planning, the last two areas, implementation and evaluation can then be incorporated.
Nurses should be recording vital signs, order appropriate laboratory work ups, put Mr. P on oxygen via cannula, put him on I&O, administer prescribed medications, and strict daily weights. Including his wife into his care will increase the chances of Mr. P adhering to a treatment plan at home. Nurses should explain why Mr. P needs a low sodium diet, and that taking Lasix is vital because it removes excess water from the body. Every single point of treatment should be
Her first point of contact with the emergency department is triage (Farrell, 2005, p.2158). The emergency nurse then needs to determine the clinical urgency of the patient. The emergency nurse would do a primary survey maintaining vital signs and then continue to a secondary survey of the patient, to uncover any other serious threats. The nurse shall then prepare the patient for any diagnostic tests, contact family, make sure pain is under control, monitor and document their findings (Laskowski – Jones, 2006, p.54). A patient presenting with a head injury can pose a lot of complications and the nurse needs to assess and monitor the patient thoroughly.
The risk factors associated with illnesses in the third trimester. The LVN is able to formulate a teaching plan based on the needs of the patient and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. She would assess the patients understanding of the information given by asking her to repeat back to her the medication directions. If applicable, the nurse would also give Ms. R written directions detailing the instruction in terms the patient can understand. A “follow up” call would ensure the pt compliance as well as any additional questions or concerns she may have.
Hand washing and infection prevention is one of the most under stressed areas of healthcare. It is the job of Team A to guide and direct the learning and behavioral changes needed to be successful as a healthcare worker. As nurse educators we realize the basic understanding of critical thinking lies within the Socratic Method, this is the strategy we will use to present the information on infection prevention. According to DeYoung (2009) “In this method, all thoughts are treated as if they are in need of further development and refinement, regardless of how reflective they may be” (p. 226). Our purpose is for the students to have clarity about our topic and as instructors we will hold them accountable for the information presented.
Critical incident analysis: informed consent and the use of vaginal examinations during labour This article is a reflection on a critical incident that occurred during a student placement. It outlines the facts of the incident and analyses the implications of the actions taken. Midwives magazine: August 2003 Download the pdf Print this page Introduction Reflection is beneficial to all practitioners, as it allows them to focus on their skills and feelings (Woods, 1998). Varying types of practice can be identified and analysed, which should ultimately, help each of us define our roles within practice and therefore direct us toward becoming highly skilled, competent midwives. This paper reflects on and analyses a critical incident
This essay will discuss and reflects using Gibbs reflective cycle (1988) about the use of pressure ulcer prevention tool and how functional it is based on evidence based practice (EBP) that will facilitate to enhance the possible result of an underlying procedure. According to Jasper (2003), reflection is a fundamental tool in order for the student’s to understand the broad perspective between theory and practice. Reflection is an active process that enables health care professionals gain a deeper understanding of their experiences and it serves to extend our professionalism and develop our confidence in a bid to make sense of clinical experiences (Ghaye, Gillespie & Lillyman 2000).In accordance to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of practice the details about the client will not be given to ensure the confidentiality and protection of the patient (NMC, 2008). The first part of Gibbs reflective cycle is the description. As a health care professional trained in different approach, I assessed my client based on the theory and learning experience that I have had.
Advice on antenatal visits and its importance like, four visits upwards is regarded as booked antenatal mother, nutrition during pregnancy and childbirth is also a vital role to advise mothers on, like a balanced diet with water to take. Advocate for mothers and her baby in other words speaking on behalf of them. Therefore the roles of a midwife during antenatal period are to ensure that pregnancy is monitored and critically evaluating the physical, psychological aspects of how the mother feels about the pregnancy and the actual birth experience and social effects of pregnancy (Cooper and Fraser, 2009).In order to do that, the midwife has to create an environment that is friendly and the approach to the mothers care has to be holistic. To share information with the pregnant mother and husband allowing them to choose for themselves which choice they will have about pregnancy and childbirth (Cooper and Fraser, 2009).Also to monitor the baby, whether baby is growing or not. So in doing