The EMS crew just had a continuing education program presented by an X-ray technician that showed them what they could do to help speed up c-spine exam time and also help reduce patient risk, so the EMS crew removed the patients jewelry before they applied the c-collar. Upon arrival at the hospital the proper X-rays were ordered to evaluate the patient for cervical spine injury. The radiographer arrived with help to do the necessary exam. The patient was taken into the exam room and since the radiographers had just completed a continuing education program on patient care, where cervical spine injuries were involved, they were very careful when moving the patient. They kept the patient on the backboard and did not attempt to move the patient’s head or neck.
Although, the preparation for the surgery is still required by the nursing process. Assessment: in preoperative care it requires a complete assessment of the patient. The assessments differ based on the importance of the surgery and whether the patient is admitted the day of the surgery or earlier. Even in emergencies the nurses are required to take every effort to gather as must information about the patient as possible. During a preoperative assessment the nurses assesses: a review preoperative laboratory and diagnostic studies, Complete blood count, Chest x-ray, Serum electrolytes, Urinalysis, Electrocardiogram, Blood type and crossmatch, and other tests that are relative to the procedure or to the patient’s medical conditions (examples: prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, or other radiographic studies).
After the surgery, they are often placed in the ICU to recover so that their heart, lungs are oxygenating and pumping effectively. I think that it was an essential to communicate everything with the patient before and after the surgery. The type of leadership management that I would use would be transformational leadership style. Transformationa... ... middle of paper ... ... building a team of staff to provide care for the patient, one must understand that every individual is different and be willing to come together to achieve a common goal to provide safe care to the patient. In looking at the team building principles, the nurse manager should set guidelines for meetings such as by setting a time frame, reviewing the progress of the unit, establishing standards, and talking to each member of the team.
ICU nurses are the first ones to notice when a patient’s condition is not improving despite all the interventions. Oftentimes, some doctors will continue treatments and will not yet discuss the poor prognosis either with patients or their families. Problem When I experience the challenge of dealing with the end-of-life issues, I always wonder how we can all work together and communicate better to improve the dilemma. In this research, I will be looking for answers to the following clinical questions: 1. Why effective communication is important between doctors and nurses in the ICU.
The interns couldn’t be trusted because they would focus on the surgeries instead of the patient. The nurses had the drive and dedication to administer anesthesia without being distracted. In the beginning CRNA’s would administer anesthesia in the hospitals and they also administers anesthesia to the wounde... ... middle of paper ... ... been conducted. CRNAs haven’t just focused their research on Anesthesia instead they focus on a wide variety from education to economics. That’s shows that CRNAs don’t just want to contribute to the improving Anesthesia care but also everything in-between which shows they care for the patient as a whole.
After the check-in staff is done with getting her ready, they pass information off to the surgical wing team, who rely on the surgical staff to perform the surgery correctly. Amy then is taken back to the surgical wing to be taken care of by the post op nurses who should know Amy’s specific situation and know how to handle everything about her case. The hospital staff must r... ... middle of paper ... ...t happen in order to provide the public with accurate, timely, comprehensive health information (Apker, 2003). This obviously happens through interdependencies. By the defining qualities of each of the disciplinary teams, correct communication can improve the effectiveness of which team to use in what instance.
There are a lot of other healthcare professionals in the patient care team that you have to collaborate with to ensure that the patient receives continuous care. But sometimes, it can’t be helped when the hospital is short of staff or they're unavailable when they’re needed. This is not an ideal situation but nurses still get things done and they do it well. With proper skills, certifications and where applicable, nurses assume other roles like a doctor and pharmacist advising the patient about their home care and take home medications. In some cases, nurses draw blood and collect excrement samples when phlebotomists and medical technologists are not around.
The scrub nurse is a sterile role in which you are gowned, gloved, and keep the sterile field from being contaminated. The circulating nurse is not gowned or gloved in sterile attire and is in charge of documenting the patients state and helping the surgeon with his needs such as run labs or pull up diagnostic tests or scans for the surgeon to see. Both nurses are part of the time out process and make sure the surgery is done on the right patient, right site, right side of body, and gets the count of the equipment being used before and after the surgery. The circulating nurse usually moves with the patient into PACU and gives the nurse there an
The surgery nurse tells the postop nurse about how the patient tolerated the surgery overall. The surgeon comes and look at the patient. The surgeon told the nurse the location, length, and how many stitches were associate with the wound. The nurse applied bactroban to the wound and monitored the wound for any bleeding. If there was bleeding to the wound area, then the nurse would tell the patient try not to talk since the surgery was on the lip.
After surgery, they monitor the patient to see if there are any problems while they are coming off an anesthesia (Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives…) If there are no problems the surgery will be deemed as successful, and the nurse anesthetist will report all findings to the