Reflection Gibbs Essay

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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. The client was been diagnosed with dementia, limited mobility, and inadequate verbal communication. I undertook a full assessment to a client with a sacral pressure sore. Assessment using observation was been completed to the sacral area, and graded the level of pressure ulcer using the Braden scale. The nurse mentor was been informed about the type of dressing and intervention that should be provided to the client, along with the explanation with the rationale to the procedure that I have decided to use. The decision was been made based on the background theory of Braden scale and my experience. The nurse orients and started to explain the different types of assessment tool that could be use to asses a client with pressure ulcer emphasizing one tool. In addition, the nurse includes the awareness

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