At the end of the 72 hours, my eyes felt heavy, it become hard to walk, I was crabby, mean and impatient, my body was weak, and I got a fever, but this happens almost every time I travel for a long period of time although this time was the worst. All my sleeping and eating patterns were disrupted, leaving me eating at the oddest times of the day. But after those 72 miserable hours, I slept the whole week away. Every year when our family goes on our annual trip, I always suffer from jet lag the worst compared to my family, although I try and prepare for it a week before by getting used to sleeping and eating in another time zone, it never works
Reflective account on: Be able to monitor care plans Q 5 Mrs S lived alone and had carers going in to assist her 3 times a day. Her health started to deteriorate and was having lots of falls when no one was there. Neighbours would sometimes go in to help her but her health continued to worsen. Her care package was increased to the maximum so she could have check calls throughout the day. It did not however stop her being taken to hospital at least once a month because of other problems she had as well as the falls.
In the short term, many settings have been using agency nurses, ourselves included. This is positive as they can be called on short notice. However, they may not have been to the homes before. The Care Homes I work in are large, both with over 40 beds each, they are also not purpose built, which means the rooms are spread out across different floors and areas, which if you are not used to them, can be difficult to navigate. Also, most of the residents have been there for some time, they therefore know the staff and the staff know them, their special needs and requirements and the best way to care for them.
Assignment 305 Task B Reflective account Bi) I once worked in a residential home caring for the elderly. They were all very independent and needed minimal care. They all had capacity and everything was very person centred. One particular gentleman Mr A, we had noticed that his personal hygiene was not what it used to be. Mr A would have a shower daily.
However he now drinks alcohol constantly while on the job and his drinking on the job has increased over the years. Johnny seldom comes home immediately after work and his wife is becoming less tolerant to his work and has made a demand that he make a choice the job or the family. Due to increase arguments with his wife regarding not listening to her concerns, and his long work hours, Johnny spent a few nights with
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.
Once in a while overtime may be beneficial, but logbooks indicate that it is been used too frequently in hospitals and other nursing facilities. In fact, a study has shown that of 5317 work shifts, 40% exceeded 12 hours (Rogers, Hwang, Scott, Aiken, & Dinges, 2004). In some instances, nurses are notified only an hour prior to knowing that they will be staying overtime. Nurses can be subjected to threats of disciplinary action or dismissal from their job if they refuse to stay the extra shift (Widowfield, 2004). This often leaves nurses feeling powerless over their work life as well as their personal life.
Often small hospitals get use to the way their work flows and since there were no huge problems, none of the staff felt it needed to be addressed. Once staff saw the positive outcomes and heard from our community patients that they loved the new progress, the staff embraced the change. Our breastfeeding rate went from 60% to 71% in 6 months. Even the most argumentative staff members stated it was hard to dispute all the positives. Ultimately it was patients we served that dictated the change but it was the nurses that allowed and help facilitate the growth of our
When an employee is bombarded with too many patients under their care, it causes stress to the employee, and as an effect they lose concern for the patient. Many geriatric care facilities are under staffed, and the pay rate is very low compared to other health care professions. Nurse’s aides have a very high job turnover rate which leads to lack of bonding with their patient, and the patient receiving a new caregiver every few months, which will cause confusion to both the patient and the employee. Inadequate staffing is a huge factor and problem in nursing homes. According to the U.S. House of Representatives, majority of nursing homes do not have enough staff to meet the levels recommended by federal officials; the levels recommended are 3.45 nursing hours per patient daily.
Being stressed out because of| | |work can cause you not to like your job, lose sleep at night, become irritated with co-workers, cause | | |headaches, and lower your morale. | |Identify a situation in which you experienced stress in the workplace or provide a |I was a manager at a restaurant at the time. Usually I worked by myself up until an hour before lunch, | |fictional example. |because it was too slow to have any employees there any earlier. This one day my employee was running | | |late.