Nursing care is provided to every patient under the direction of a Registered Nurse which has the responsibility and accountability for the assessment, nursing interventions, delegations to PCA’s (Patient Care Assistant). For instance, nurses can delegate to PCA’s or unlicensed staff to take vital signs, to draw blood, to bathe patients, patient ambulation, etc. The manager has the responsibilities to maintain qualified staff to perform all the tasks, also is responsible for the overall budget, performance improvement, staff retention, etc. The delegation from charge nurse is going to depend on the floors where they work. Some floors allow the charge nurse to take up to two patients, and others, charge nurses only supervise and help other nurses as necessary.
They are the families’ contact with the medical world, in the hospital and at the patients’ home. A nurse regularly evaluates patients and check vital signs to make sure everything is going as planned. Nurses perform procedures such as IV placement, phlebotomy and administering medications. (1988) Working hours for a nurse are different almost all the time because no one can predict when an emergency is going to happen. They must be available twelve hours a day, nights, weekend, and be able to handle any rotations or changes in their shifts.
All over the world there are doctors and nurses. Did you know that there are many types of nurses? I’m going to tell you about Licensed Practical Nurses. They are the people who help elderly people with their daily lives. They are the people who bring you into the exam room when you visit your doctor, or maybe they help the mother who is in labor.
Being a home health nurse is a demanding job and it requires going through an intensive series of training, and having good monitoring and communication skills, as well as knowledge of medical terminology. Home health nursing is for registered nurses and students. An advisory board of the top nurses across the country has been will keep the organization up to date on problems impacting home care in their own states and guide the activities of the group (Home Health Nurses Association). Home health nurses take care of the elderly, disabled, or those people confined to their home so that they can be in the comfort of their own home instead of in a nursing home or hospital. Some home health nurses are trained to work with teenagers with disabilities or children that are recuperating from surgery or a terminal illness (Reeves, 79).
Lastly, a reflection of findings will be discussed as to how nurses could contribute the information from the two interviews into their own professional growth and development. The first interview question pertained to the interviewee’s role in their current position and their educational preparation. The CRNA interviewed had an extensive emergency and critical care background, which applies greatly to his position today as he works in several areas, including the ICU, of the hospital where he is employed. The nurse educator was previously a nurse practitioner in a family practice office where she learned the patient teaching aspect that transitioned into her educational role today. Each interview participant explained the unique contributions they each made as nurses and brought to their interdisciplinary team.
A Day in the Life of a PACU Registered Nurse A Healthcare Interview Felisa Spencer HCS/325 August 23, 2015 Tamica Lewis A Day in the Life of a PACU Registered Nurse While sometimes being a nurse takes away from their home life because of the hours they have to work, Registered Nurses are a very important part of the PACU (post anesthesia care unit). The PACU receives all ages of patients who receive anesthesia in the operating rooms. This paper will explains that after general, epidural or spinal anesthesia, how all patients should be recovered in a specially designated area (henceforth 'post-anesthesia care unit', PACU) that complies with the standards and recommendations. This is where the Registered Nurse come in to play after the
Unit 1 P5 Participate in a one to one interaction in a health and social care context. Communication in a health and social care environment is very important. When communicating with work colleagues I must make sure that I practiced active listening, by doing this I was able to ask questions when the points they made wasn’t clear and for me to also give my opinion on the discussion. There were many one to one interactions that took place in the GP surgery that I worked at. When I started my placement at the surgery I was assigned a mentor for the day, she showed me how to operate the booking system.
Anesthetic nurses require their attention directly to the patient before, between and after surgery. There are a variety of anesthetic methods and anesthesia that could be administrated to the patient depending on the surgical needs. The anesthetist’s job is usually to help the patient become sedated in order to minimize any sensation of pain. Before the surgery the Nurse Anesthetist has the responsibility to go into the room of the patient that is being prepped for surgery and explain to them in detail what is going to be going on during the surgery. These advanced practice nurses then create a
Many different roles are played by the RN in the ED. They are assigned to areas such as triage nurse, staff nurse, nurse for a particular section, or tech nurse each day and specialized knowledge is required for each position. The triage nurse assesses patients upon arrival at the ED for signs and symptoms that could be life