Nursing-sensitive indicators are important to use to achieve optimal nursing care. Nursing-sensitive indicators are important to use to achieve optimal nursing care. Nursing-sensitive indicators can be utilized by nurses using them as reference to certain processes carried out that leads to safer and a higher quality of patient care. It is vital that nurses understand these indicators to prevent hospital acquired injuries and to decreases mortality and morbidity rates. In the scenario with Mr. J, the nursing-sensitive indicators was hospital acquired pressure ulcer, use of restraints that led to patient neglect and injury, safe patient transfer,
Patients deserve a well educated nurse. It is very important for a nurse to educate their patients upon discharge, treatment options, diet, hospital stay and medications. If a patient is well educated and informed by a nurse with a BSN degree, they will make a better health choice and prevent them from being readmitted into
Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Diane Eckert, Christen Rosa, Gary Pagdilao, Melissa Mendoza Nurs 391 April 20, 2015 Willie Goodwin Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing The nurse plays an important role in the safety and well-being of the sick and vulnerable. In two different cases, one involving the care of the unresponsive patient without advanced directives and the second involves the nurse observing negligent behavior by another nurse. The nurse is responsible not only ethically but legally for the care of the patient. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics serves to protect the welfare of the sick, injured and helpless. Nurses are relied upon to advocate for our patients dignity, privacy, confidentiality, improper and incompetent care.
One must have communication and interpersonal skills, you must be able to properly explain a procedure to a patient and their families, as well as being able to communicate with your patient to provide the best care. You must have patience, you must be able to adapt to your patient and their needs. Some patients are very needy and need constant care, others want nothing to do with anyone and want to be left alone. Both types of patients are seen every day and must be dealt with accordingly. Another skill a successful Nurse should have is empathy, many patients are confused and scared about their conditions and it’s the Nurses job to show that they understand and try to further explain the condition using words that will not frighten or confuse the patient.
The Second question in the interview has to do with working on an interdisciplinary team. The staff nurse believes that nursing is holistic and not only staff but families are part of the interdisciplinary team. The Nurse practitioner believes that patient advocacy is unique contribution made to nursing in her field. Through advocacy she is able to help her clients and educate her clients. In this question even though they are worded differently both nurses interviewed are in agreement that the interdisciplinary team not only encompasses staff but also patients and their support people.
Nurses provide comfort to the patient by ensuring that the patient understands the procedure. Providing comfort is definitely within the nurses’ scope of practice today. Nurses are the ones in direct contact with their patients, providing relief from certain discomforts, continuously assessing, monitoring and providing care that will ensure the client is at ease. Comfort is the desirable state that nurses would want for their patients. 2.
Being compassionate is one of the most important traits a CENA must have. In the work place, a CENA may work in many saddening settings which may include working with the terminally ill and the elderly. In order for the aide to give the most effective care to the resident or patient, he or she must want to help. They would treat the patient as if it was their own family in this kind of predicament. They must have the passion to help others to get back to their everyday lives or for some, help them learn to live with their illness.
Caring for patients needs is the most important quality that any practical nurse should have. When a patient sees and feels that the nurse cares about him/her immediately the patient starts building a trust relationship with that nurse. By building this trust the patient most likely will discuss its health problems with the nurse. Since the objective part of treatment is held by patient telling its nurse about the symptoms he or she faces, the trust is a must for patient to be able to discuss it with its nurse. In addition a good practical nurse should also be a good listener.
Retention of Nurse Managers in Healthcare Vina Mealey Thomas Edison State College Dr. Jenna Hatcher-Keller June 10, 2012 Abstract Nurse Managers have vast knowledge and experiences not only in managerial work but also in care giving which enables them to effectively accomplish their duties contributing to the overall success of health care organizations. However, in the course of their duties, nurse manager’s performance and work output are affected by various factors such as burnout, poor management systems or policies and inadequate compensation among other factors. Studies show that in order to retain qualified nursing in management roles, health systems must learn to utilize strategies which promote a positive work environment. Creating a good work environment that fosters and enhances the quality of administrative and leadership systems as well as relationships while enabling maintenance of quality of work/life balance, contributes to nurse manager retention (Parsons & Stonestreet, 2003). This paper critiques research studies on several factors such as burnout, job satisfaction, and leadership behavior that may influence the successful performance and retention
Personal Perceptions Caring for terminally ill patients can be a daunting task for all involved, whether it is for the patient, friends or family, or the nurse or other clinicians. It is important to analyze one’s own feelings about disease, its progression, and death when caring for others because a patient’s quality of life and functioning can potentially be affected by the nurse’s personal attitudes. Exhibiting judgments can cause discomfort, feelings of helplessness and/or sadness, which can impede quality of life for patients. The role of the nurse is to help the patient as he or she progresses through the stages of illness, acting as a patient advocate, meanwhile providing additional support for the patient and his or her loved ones. The role of the nurse is to attempt to alleviate discomfort, restore health, and to not cause any additional undue harm.