After reviewing the research articles and discovering nosocomial CLABSIs are an issue in many areas of nursing care, it is evident nurses need further education on this matter. It would also be beneficial to establish a quality assurance change plan and establish set guidelines for staff to follow when inserting, and caring, for CLs. Continuing education is always an advantage in nursing. Keeping current with evidence-based practices and research, ensures nurses are up to date on the current literature allowing them to provide quality, safe patient care. The research conducted in these articles highlighted the fact that educating staff led to improved patient outcomes in relation to nosocomial CLABSIs.
I am learning to have better leadership attitudes as it relates to appreciating the importance of collaboration between the multi-disciplinary medical team, respecting the unique qualities of each member, and acknowledging my own contributions to the effectiveness or dysfunction of the team. As discussed in the skills section of leadership, the BSN nurse will have greater influence in helping to convey appropriate attitudes to nursing standards as they are more often in positions of management and leadership
Having advanced nursing knowledge and being able to apply it into appropriate healthcare settings is key when caring for various patient populations (Christensen, 2011). Through my course of study I have been able to study past nursing theories and research in order to formulate a plan that is evidence based and best for my patient. While working with critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) I have been able to take the knowledge gained from research and incorporate it into plann... ... middle of paper ... ...ety is very important. As a practicing registered nurse I have discovered that patients as well as healthcare nurses need education on improving safety. In the clinical setting, patients should be educated on all topics that are related to their specific disease process or medical condition.
As a critical care nurse, I have to provide exceptional patient care to sustain life, but must also accept the circumstances when a patient’s death is inevitable. I will bring the information that I will discover to my place of work, hoping that we can learn from it for the benefits of the population that we serve. The notion that the ICU is a known place for prolonging life and delaying death will find its essence if doctors and nurses will collaborate and communicate, effectively. When communication needs are met, there will be increase in trust and satisfaction not only for patients and their families, but also for those who provide care.
The demand for nurses, as well as the art of nursing, will always be a major topic when it comes to health care reform, trends, and advancement. Our field is always evolving for the betterment of our patients. Therefore, it is only logical that nurses evolve to keep up with their ever changing environment. Nurses are a vital component to the health care system and work hand in hand with physicians and other healthcare providers. Therefore, having nurses educated at higher levels, working to the fullest extent of their license, and taking on leadership roles are current trends to promote the betterment of the patients as well as make the transition from school to the work field seamless.
Critical t... ... middle of paper ... ... is unique; therefore, the nurse must be innovative at the moment to evaluate and make a decision. Is necessary that the nurse recognize what is relevant or not, what is normal or not, so she/he can identify several conclusions and at the end will choose the most feasible for the patient. Being original means constantly assessed, corrected, and improved in all aspects. Critical thinking allows the nurse makes the right decision. In conclusion, nursing practice in critical thinking guarantees success in the health service and its importance lies on this.
The nursing profession is always aim to accomplish the demands of the evolving health care system by improved quality care which is based on critical thinking, research and evidence-based practice. In order to achieve the improved quality care to the patients, the nurses should engage themselves in lifelong learning which will prepare them for the advancement of knowledge and competency to encounter the transformed health care field (Wetters, 2011). The continuous lifelong learning is always target the needs for the up-to-date with the latest trends, practices and technologies in the health care profession. This is the reason IOM committee emphasized nurses to involve themselves in lifelong learning so that nurses can practice with their full
Initiate more innovative teaching and learning method such as blog, reflective community and accessibility of e-library. 5.0 Conclusion Advancement in nursing education and involvement in continuing professional education aims at achieving professionalisation, these strategies able to help in meeting the challenges of professionalisation through learning update knowledge and skills and to improve professional competency. Nurses need to be educated at a higher level in order to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills that will empower them to practice innovatively, creatively and autonomously. Nurses should gain more knowledge to update and upgrade ourself and never stop learning because the more we gain more knowledge and more people will respect us.
These goals ranged from critical thinking decision making, culture, growth & development, legal and ethical to clinical competence safety/holistic care, evidence-based practice, and professionalism lifelong learning. Critical Thinking and decision making Relate personal learning style to preparation for the NCLEX-RN: Critical thinking and being able to work together with the healthcare team is a key to be a successful nurse and providing the best care to the patients. A nurse should understand the disease process to fully understand how to care and organize a plan to care for assigned patient. This concept will also help me learn and understand better and eventually apply this knowledge toward NCLEX as well. My goal is to exhibit the use of my critical thinking skills throughout assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care (ADPIE).
Where nurses keep educating their patients including their families to eat healthy fo... ... middle of paper ... ... and exams for people with known cancers and other risk factors. • Providing a suitable job for workers who have been injured at their work places. Tertiary Prevention mainly focuses on helping people with long term health complications as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, COPD and chronic musculoskeletal pain. The main goal is to prevent further deterioration and improve their quality of life by: • Sending patients to cardiac or stroke rehabilitation programs • Chronic pain management programs to relieve pain • Patient support groups for people with similar problems. In conclusion for many health problems you may need to use a combination of the primary, secondary and tertiary interventions may be require to achieve a meaningful degree of healing, prevention and protection.