All nurses have a scope of practice they must follow but depending on the patient will tell them what procedures to perform. Some roles that RNs are responsible for are developing nursing plans, instructing patients or their family members how to properly take care of the ill, providing direct patient care, and also teaching in nursing programs. The direct patient care is when they examine the patient and record signs, symptoms, temperature, height, weight, and any other problems. (Daily Activities). Most nurses usually work in healthcare facilities unless they are home health care providers such as school nurses or for the elderly.
One of these qualities is critical-thinking skill. Registered nurses must be able to asses changes in the health state of patients, including when to take corrective action and when to make referrals. It is common that a nurse will work with multiple patients at a time with various health needs so organization skills are critical to ensure the patient is given proper care. They also need to be caring and sympathetic and detailed oriented because they must make sure that their patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time. Last but not least, a registered nurse must be able to be emotional stable with human suffering, emergencies and other stresses.
Post-operatively, whether post-operative day 1 or day 10, orthopedic patients are very dependent on nurses and other healthcare professionals to meet and provide their daily needs. This patient population has many self-care deficits of varying degrees. To meet the demands of the orthopedic patients, Dorothea E. Orem’s theory is a good guide for my and other nurses’ professional practice. Self-care competence has an impact in the quality and quantity of life. Nurses educate and assist patients to achieve their competency in caring for themselves.
It includes taking health histories and providing physical examinations apart from other health assessment. Apart from it, their job includes diagnosing, treating and managing patients with acute and chronic conditions. However, their task also includes health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling as well as disease management. b. Nurse Educator: the nurse educators have a passion for teaching.
JOB DISCRIPTION/DUTIES CNA is short for Certified Nurses Aide. CNAs provide direct patient care that is both medical and non-medical. They are usually supervised by registered nurses and CNAs often assist LPN nurses in a hospital setting. A CNA's work duties would include taking vital signs, helping with some medical procedures, assisting patients entering or leaving their beds, assisting patients while they are walking, cleaning and tidying a patient’s room, answering call lights, making beds, delivering messages, monitoring patients and reporting changes, collecting samples for testing, providing patient hygiene, feeding patients, and monitoring food and liquid input/output. CNAs work in a vast amount of settings including hospitals, outpatient facilities, long term care facilities, clinics, and in home care.
Depending on the avenue you decide to take depends on the education you will need. For me I will need the experience of knowing how and dealing with different variety of people with Skills in the following, bed bath, Medicine reminders, toileting, dressing feeding, cooking, cleaning, transportation, CPR I will have to have training as I go along with the different situations I come across. (Explore health career, 2013). It also all depends on where someone is living, If they are in their own home there may be in home care a Nurse that comes to check certain things on the patient that you are not qualified to do. So if that is the case then you would just be responsible for what the person would need as cleaning, companionship med reminders, If there is no nurse then you will be responsible for keeping notes and making appropriate findings and reporting them immediately to your supervisor or the nurse on call if emergency arises.
Registered Nurses work very hard to meet the needs of their patients, both emotional and physical. However, after this diagnosis is given the patient it is not uncommon for RNs’ to feel inadequate to the situation. Delivering bad news to a patient is very difficult and something to be studied. 3. Phenomenological descriptive approach was utilized in this study to help the research Perceive and interpret events and participants relationship to then.
According to BLS website (2014), Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. BLS website writes, “Most registered nurses work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. Some registered nurses oversee licensed practical nurses, nursing assistant and home health aides” (2014, para. 5) BLS website says “Registered nurses typically do the following: Record patients' medical histories and symptoms, administer patients’ medicines and treatments, set up plans for patients’ care or contribute to existing plans, observe patients and record observations, consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals, operate and monitor medical equipment, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries, explain what to do at home after treatment” (2014,para.4). BLS writes , “As the largest healthcare occupation, registered nurses held about 2.7 million jobs in 2012.
Typically nurses have always taught their patients how to manage their daily lives with an illness, but now the purpose is more on how the patient can remain healthy and what preventative measures the nurse needs to implement for their patients. Nursing roles and responsibilities have changed within the last ten years or so. The role of a nurse now is typically seen as being an advocates, educators, researchers, collaborators, partners, and policy-makers with a continued focus on community health. Nursing has become increasingly more involved in the process of health promotion. With budget cuts at facilities and high physician to patient scenarios, nurses implement