So as a student nurse this has become my duty and something that I need to practice and become competent in carrying it out. Each registered nurse is accountable for his/her practice. This practice includes preparing, checking and administering medications, updating knowledge of medications, monitoring the effectiveness of treatment, reporting adverse drug reactions and teaching patients about the drugs that they receive (NMC 2008). Accountability also goes for students, if at any point I felt I was not competent enough to dispensing a certain drug it would be my responsibility in speaking up and let the registered nurses know, so that I could shadow them and have the opportunity to learn help me in future practice and administration. The reflective model I have chosen to use is Gibbs model (Gibbs 1988).
Zimmerman & Barnason (2007) investigated the use of telehealth devices with cardiac surgical patients. Health Buddy devices can deliver information, education, and professional support for post-operative cardiac patients. The patient’s responses triggered different algorithms to further individualize post-operative interventions (Zimmerman & Barnason, 2006). Health care professionals were able to monitor recovery at home, progress following cardiac s... ... middle of paper ... ...rsing education. Teaching with Technology, 32(3), 189-194.
The integration of theory, research and best practice guidelines will be used to plan nursing interventions and strategies to meet the health needs of older adults in health care. Watson’s (2008) fourth caritas process of developing and sustaining a helping-trusting caring relationship will be used to describe the nursing implementations which were utilized in providing safe and competent care for older adult. Mr. X is 84 years old. He was admitted to the hospital on January 4, 2014, due to hematuria in his urine and a suspected Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). After the admission, he was sent for a CT scan, which confirmed Mr. X’s TIA in his right hemisphere.
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A more personalized approach for primary care would be the control or limitation to exposure of hazardous chemicals at work or at home, which leads to secon... ... middle of paper ... ...ioral Medicine, 35(1), 5-13. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from the CINAHL database Ignatavicius, D.D. (2010). Medical-surgical nursing: Patient-centered collaborative care (6th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier Pagana.
The nursing mission within this unit is based on the same principles of the organization as a whole. This is conveyed in the way the nurses interact with the patients and families, physicians, other health care team members. That being said, I believe my unit operates as a centralized model. This is proven in ways such as, the main focus is the patient, regardless of what health care team member is providing the care. For instance, when a patient arrives to the unit for final assessment upon going home, I am making sure that they are comfortable and have the appropriate education prior to departure.
One of the most basic fundamentals we learn in nursing school is the six rights of medication administration. One of those rights is the right patient. This goal basically is part of something we as nurses should be doing each and every time we administer a medication. According to The Joint Commission (2013) acceptable patient identifiers include the individual’s name, an assigned identification number, telephone number, or other person-specific identifier. The patient’s room number or physical location cannot be used since these can and do change during the course of a patients hospital stay.
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Education of all nurses, not just critical care nurses, of the early signs and symptoms of sepsis and quickly implementing the sepsis resuscitation bundle is crucial to decreasing the mortality rate of sepsis. Literature Review “Early Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis in the Medical-Surgical Setting,” focuses on the nurse’s role in being able to identify early signs of sepsis and initiating the sepsis bundle quickly. In the article, “Nurses’ Critical Role in Identifying Sepsis and Implementing Early Goal-Directed Therapy,” it explains how the interventions in the sepsis bundle have decreased mortality from 37% to 30.8% in a two year study conducted in 165 different health care sites. This article also details clinical guidelines and timelines for implementing the sepsis bundle. Early stages of sepsis and clinical manifestations are discussed in the article, “Helping Patients Survive Sepsis,” with emphasis on the i... ... middle of paper ... ...urses are at the bedside 24 hours a day they can greatly impact patient outcomes and decrease the overall mortality rate of sepsis by using the evidence-based practices outlined in the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.
The setting was a 210-bed not-for-profit Christian-based hospital located in the Southwestern United States. Data was collected from the individuals in this study and analyzed. The study found that 58% of nurses Compared with 34% of physicians and physician assistants strongly agreed that family presence during invasive procedures is a patient’s right. This study ... ... middle of paper ... ...eterization, 84%; sedation and analgesia, 81%; bladder catheterization, 80%; sutures, 79%; lumbar puncture, 66%; and cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers, 44%. The families’ reasons for being present included calming the child, suffering less anxiety, and watching over the procedure.