(AC 1.1, 2.1) Jane may be uncertain about the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This is the time when the oncology nurse will use her specialist knowledge, will answer all questions that Jane is not sure and even if she does not know the answer she will find out by working with other team members. Based on the nurse’s oncology knowledge and experience her communication skills will make Jane and her family think positively about treatment; not only at the beginning of cancer treatment but also during and at the end however it turns out.
Select another course of action to solve the problem. Follow a process of taking corrective action that will solve problems and realign the organisation with its objectives. A problem is a condition you want to change, but it may be an opportunity to discover a possible outcome you want to create. Identifying the real problem or opportunity is critical to solving the problem or seizing the opportunity. Individuals tend to increase their creativity when participating in a group.
This is such a vital component of decision making as a whole, as both concepts correlate strongly with one another. A lot of times a decision must be made because a problem exists. In order to decide on something, it may be required to tackle that problem and determine how it can be fixed. Problems will lead to decisions, therefore effective problem solving will help promote helpful decisions being made. When a team must work together to solve a problem, it can be very helpful to understand how people typically face conflict.
Nurses should enable them and see them through the scaring mindset that something major is about to happen, or is happening. We are looked upon and expected to “enable” them. Hence, it could be as simple as a hand to hold, or saying positive things to them to reassure them that it is for the better outcome of their health and ability. I remember giving birth to a child for the first time. I was afraid as I went through several stages of labor and its difficulty, after which I was transferred to ICU where I finally had my child through a cesarean surgery.
An ethics meeting was held early in the admission with the patient’s parents and grandparents to discuss the severity of the patient’s condition and to determine the appropriate plan of care for both the patient and her unborn fetus. A plan of aggressive treatment was determined. The parents, despite stating they fully understood the prognosis ... ... middle of paper ... ... in the best interest for the patient. In an effort to better prepare nurses for ethical dilemmas education should be provided. Nurses need continuing education on this topic and should continuously review and discuss cases involving ethical dilemmas such as the case presented in this article.
Prioritizing care is one of the first things that nurses learn in their career. Prioritizing requires critical thinking whether it comes to discharging a patient, caring for a patient, or delegating a task to a LPN or CNA. As the charge nurse they must look at the whole picture and not just the tasks that need to be done. The charge nurse is the one makes the assignments for the individual nurses, so if there happens to be a float nurse from a different department they might give them the patients with the lowest acuity depending on the nurse’s experience. The charge nurse must know which patients could be discharged if there was an emergency to arise or not enough hospital beds for those patients who need to be admitted.
Knowing how to prioritize and to balance client's needs are critical thinking skills in the nursing profession and are extremely important for a novice practical nurse to develop. Good skills in setting priorities link with good time management, because all our actions have different levels of importance (Ref.). A new nurse should learn to not just focus on one problem at a time but to see the whole picture of the client's needs then use their prioritization skills after. It all starts with the assessment where a patient and a nurse work together to define the client's needs. Next comes the plan of care and the nurse sets interventions that will be implemented as part of care.
The information will be scored in the system and alert the nurse when there are abnormal findings. The nest steps can only be taken by the nurse. Critical thinking, interpretation and application of the findings from the patient’s medical record are the next steps. Nurses must be able to apply the information into their nursing practice in order to continue to develop and deliver the best care to patients. As technology continues to expand to many clinical areas, nurses will need to continue to understand how the world of technology translates to patients.
Medication education includes informing the patient the reason for the medication, when and how long to take the medication, drug interactions, and importance of checking with primary care provider prior to taking any over-the-counter or herbal products. If the nurse is unfamiliar with a certain medication, a drug book is available for the nurse to utilize and gain knowledge regarding the drug use, action, adverse reaction, and contraindications. Method used to conduct ROL A search for current peer reviewed research studies was conducted using CINAHL, Medline, and PubMed. The research articles were generated by utilizing the search entry with the terms of polypharmacy, polypharmacy among the elderly, adverse drug reactions and polypharmacy, and consequences and polypharmacy. After receiving a few research articles, a new search was conducted replacing the term of polypharmacy with multiple medications.
For the care plan, I have learned to correctly write a nursing diagnosis and writing interventions that are within nurses’ capability and suits the patient’s personal status. From now on, I will remember to distinguish medical diagnosis from nursing diagnosis. For each diagnosis, I will write about the patient’s (potential) response to the health problem and state why this might be the concern. New Perspective: In my future learning experiences, I believe what I have learned at Southlake will help me quickly adapt to the new charting system at other health care facilities. In addition, I have learned how nurses play a different role from doctors.