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.
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.
Evidence based policy has been defined as an approach that “helps people make well informed decisions about policies, programs and projects by putting the best available evidence from research at the heart of policy development and implementation”(Davies, 1999). This nurse leader’s facility utilizes policies that evidence based and retrieved from best available resources. One day, this writer happened to see another nurse changing a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Line dressing. As a nurse leader, this writer asked the nurse why she is changing the dressing. The caregiver explained dressing changes can prevent infection to the site and there are lot of patients readmitted because of central line infections and subsequent complications.
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.
Correctly identifying a patient prior to administering a medication is imperative to patient safety. Description The Joint Commission (2013) NPSG 1 is to improve the accuracy of patient identification by using at least two patient identifiers when providing care, treatment, and services. The rationale behind this NPSG is to stop wrong patient errors that occur in all stages of diagnosis and treatment. We have moved into an era of patient safety and reaching this goal is imperative to promoting and maintaining this era. One of the most basic fundamentals we learn in nursing school is the six rights of medication administration.
First, nurse managers must educate staff nurses about the prevalence of pressure ulcers within their unit. Second, nurse managers must use the democratic management theory to obtain the opinions of the other nurses about the problem and the possible resolutions. In addition, managers need to discuss the cost associated with a nosocomial acquired pressure ulcer and pose suggestions about implementing a protocol to reduce the number of pressure ulcers in ICU patients. Implementing a P... ... middle of paper ... ...374. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2009.01018.x Strand, T., & Lindgren, M. (2010). Knowledge, attitudes and barriers towards prevention of pressure ulcers in intensive care units: A descriptive cross-sectional study.
The need for nursing assessment is very important, with the notification systems, and sending out of health personnel and resources to the areas to reduce the level of morbidity and mortality during the disaster event is part of phase one of disaster management. For this reason, nurses can commence education with the community and society as a whole about planning evacuation procedures (Maurer & Smith, 2012). Education is very important in whatever one does in life, which will help to initiate safety when it is needed. For example, education on safe and proper practices such as hands washing, personal hygiene, food hygiene, helping to clean and avoiding contaminated food and water, and to seek for medical help when necessary to prevent communicable diseases is very important. Basic communication practices should also be used to building trust, listening, developing goals, staying
However, in the end all methods of intervention are best done by use of trial and error. Being patient centered we want to make sure that if our interventions are not correcting the situation, then we need to change our process to provide better care to our patients. There is a new bandage created called the “smart bandage”, which could potentially help reduce the possibility of pressure ulcers. It is being tested out now in clinical trials (Yang, 2015). With these implementations nurses can help to prevent pressure ulcers.
To conclude, reflection is a skill necessary to the efficient function of a nurse in order to identify risk factors, which can be reduced by better preparation. To summarize, there is a constant need for health frameworks to govern nursing procedures. Nursing assessments require frameworks to reduce risks of wrong treatment, effective communication is required between colleagues and patients to avoid confusion. A standard of professionalism is required to ensure nurses aren’t over involved with their patients, education is important in promoting individual health, clinical reasoning is vital for the immediate treatment of a patient. Lastly reflection is ideal to analyse the positives and negatives, it is best to follow the Gibbs reflective cycle when evaluating methods.
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. It is important to make sure that groupthink does not occur and that everyone gets the opportunity to express his or her concerns. Reference Harkness, G. & DeMarco, R. (2012). Community and Public Health Nursing: Evidence for Practice. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Merriam-Webster (n.d.).