Patient’s experience with the healthcare team to the standards of patient centered care, there are some parallels and differences. In Barry and Edgman-Levitan’s text Shared Decision making: The Pinnacle of Patient Centered Care, it explained how the patient centered care is divided into three broad areas. One of the areas discussed about information, communication and education. It stated that “Adequate information must be shared with the patients and this would include clinical management…This is very relevant in understanding the concept of self-care and individual health promotion..” Barry& Edgman-Levitan (2012). In Ms. Patient’s case, the doctor was able to explain thoroughly to the patient and her parents about her current health condition and idea of scoliosis so the patient can have a better idea about self-care while reassuring her parents.
Most pre-hospital care is usually done by emergency medical technicians. Their main concern is to assess, stabilize and transport the patient to a facility that can give additional care and treatment. The emergency room staff is the second step to the patient’s survival. Their duties include further stabilization, evaluation and treatment of the patients’ injuries. Radiographers are to supply ER doctors with quality diagnostic X-rays so they can make informed decisions about further patient care.
Important concepts are organization, authority, power, status, and decision-making. A nurse can consider these concepts in patient teaching, acknowledging the patient’s main support and caretaker when the patient goes home. The social system is also relevant when addressing advance directives or informed consent. Theory of Goal Attainment King explained in George (2011) that the goal attainment consists of effective nurse-patient interactions: accurate assessments, mutually-agreed goals, and actions to achieve those goals. In brief, a successful transaction with the patient accomplished by nurse’s skills and knowledge will lead to patient’s health.
Education is imperative to preventing and reducing their risk factors for getting HAIs. My first objective for the teaching plan is to have clients and their family members to learn about HAIs. Within this objective is to define HAIs, their risk factors, and three ways to prevent them. The method for this objective is one on one instruction using picture charts to show what a HAI is, its risk factors, and how to lower their risk. This teaching allows the client and their family to recognize areas that need to be adapted into their hospital stay.
Patient care assistant (PCA) works under the supervision of the of an RN to provide care for patient, prevent fall, monitor patient any behavior changes, take vital signs, maintain good hygiene and promote patient safety and nurse’s assistant with phlebotomy t... ... middle of paper ... ...in patient safety is provider’s behavior and patient and family member are encouraged to ask questions in regards to care. The recommendations to an organizational system is to focus on the need for systemic reviews to guide practice, skills to translate evidence to practice and engage more in interdisciplinary education. The main priority as healthcare organization is the development of the clinical practice that are evidenced-based and acquire providers who are educated to deliver patient centered care that will improve quality of care. The organizational system should focus on education on the shared goals of improving patient outcomes ("Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice: Moving from Silos to Synergy," n.d.). Teamwork is an important element in providing high quality hospital care and play a vital role in the aspect of hospital care standard.
Assessing pain and the effectiveness of pain management is also necessary. Once patients are transferred to the surgical ward, the goal is to assist in the recovery process, as well as providing referral details and education on care required when the patient returns home (Hamlin, 2010).
Team members will provide help in different aspects on each stage of her illness. Some of them are to support her family (children: care workers), others to help in everyday life in hospital (care assistant, cleaners). However the nurse is the person who integrate this team and the coordinator during all cancer treatment. Working under supervision provide a nurse with learning opportunities also according to Royal College of Nursing (2002): ‘’Clinical supervision aims to motivate nurses, while being client-centred and focussed on safeguarding standards of client care’’. (AC 1.1, 2.1) Jane may be uncertain about the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
The nursing profession is constantly changing. A nurse’s job consists of, but is not limited to, bedside care, administering medicines, and recording a patient 's medical information. Nursing has a variety of areas of focus, including labor and delivery, oncology, surgical/ICU, neonatal, pediatric, and trauma. Another very important job for nurses is reassuring patients about their overall health. This can involve a variety of comforting words, including exactly what will happen during a procedure, or what medications the patient will be on.
As a nurse leader, I think that it would have been helpful to educate my team of nurses to effectively care for the patient. Communication is the key to interaction between individuals. I feel that if nurses in the ICU, OR, PACU were providing good communication between one another and with the patient, the patient would have had a better understanding of the situation. This was the first triple bypass surgery that the patient had, and it is a major event in the patient’s life. After the surgery, they are often placed in the ICU to recover so that their heart, lungs are oxygenating and pumping effectively.
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.