Also the oncology nurse will inform Jane family what will happen to her. (AC 1.2, 2.2) The care plan will be supported by team members including professional and non-professional members of staff. Therefore communication is essential to maintain the highest possible level of Jane’s well-being. Members of the team include nurses, GP, doctors, staff from the oncology unit who assist during chemotherapy and non-professionals such as personnel staff (cleaners, staff form reception), care workers, family members. Team members will provide help in different aspects on each stage of her illness.
Nursing is not just a career it’s a very board profession. In nursing there are many job opportunities. There are different types of nursing jobs that a person can do depending on the specialty that he/she feel comfortable with. Patients come to the hospital for help and they are trusting us to help them feel better and heal them. In healthcare things changes every day so it’s our job to find out what’s different from today and tomorrow to give our patients the best treatment possible.
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 nurse will assist the patient with ADLs, dressing changes, and hygiene needs. According to Fundamentals of nursing the nurse will provide care by using physical and interpersonal skills (Perry, 2013). The nurse will use the nursing process as a tool to assist the patient in healing. The nurse, patient, and family set goals for the patient to achieve best... ... middle of paper ... ...ll all so need to communicate with other professionals such as doctors, nurses, and therapists. The nurse will need to communicate clearly to the LPNs and CNAs so that all the tasks get completed.
Patient education is an essential part of our job as nurses and nurse educators. Whether teaching a patient about a new medication or about a chronic disease, the success of the person is greatly influenced by how well the nurse instructed and supported the patient. Many patients have difficulty understanding the information presented to them by physical/mental limitations, health literacy or a language barrier. It is critical that nurses and all health care providers are provided with the strategies to effectively teach patients correctly, safely and give the information in a way that the patient can comprehend and understand. In Southampton Hospital, the educational and discharge information provided to the patients needs to be updated.
When I am at work I try to form a healthy and healing relationship with all my patients and I make sure the environment that they are in is conducive to healing, it is hard to do that sometime working in the emergency room. Sometimes it is the little things that a nurse can do for a patient that will make all the difference. Taking both of these theories into account, I can further my practice by making sure to have a healthy relationship and a healthy environment for all my patients.
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.
There are many different ways information can be shared and transferred between staff. For example, they can use handover sheet and cerner system in hospital as reference. In addition, when handing over any abbreviation should be explained to the staffs that are taking care. Communication effectively is a part of good handover and all team have to share the handover. In the past if a nurse is assigned to specific patient rooms she will receive an individual endorsement with the other staff that finished the duty, but now the practice changed in the hospital, the handover must take as team then everyone look over the patient related to their
While participating in this activity, I was expected to follow the strict guidelines by the instructor and nurse; as required by the rules and regulations, and code of conduct in nursing. The nurse I was assigned to seemed a little intimidating in terms of her strictness when dealing with a student. This made me strive to avoid mistakes by documenting on time, and restoring the confidence of the patient to my ability. My key issue is that sometimes, the nurse would go with me to the patient and this heightened my anxiety. This led to jeopardizing the client’s safety, in this event; I forgot to lower the patient’s bed back to the appropriate height.
The theory that Hildegard Peplau created was the importance of nurse-patient relationships (Smith & Park, 2015, p. 68). Both of these theories put the patient’s safety and care first. When I am at work I try to form a healthy and healing relationship with all my patients. I also make sure the environment that they are in is conducive to healing, it is hard to do that sometime working in the emergency room. Sometimes it is the little things that a nurse can do for a patient that will make all the difference.