According to Potter and Perry (eds 2009), Accountability refers to responsibility of the nurse professionally and legally for the provided care. Trusted professional relationship is strongly built by effective communication. Communication with patient, family and multidisciplinary is essential for quality nursing care to the client. Collaboration with the multidisciplinary team enhances the quality of care significantly. Often nurse acts as a liaison between patient and other health care members in that team.
Patients need to be able to trust their nurse to ensure that they get the quality of care that the patient deserves. Nurses should practice teamwork, evidence based knowledge, ho-listic care, and ethics that meet the standards for all nurses (Ritchie & Gilmore, 2013). Nurses not only care for the patients at the hospital, but they also teach students who come to the hospi-tal to learn and get experience to become a registered nurse. These nurses share their knowledge with the students and model a positive outlook and attitude toward their job as a registered nurse (Ritchie and Gilmore, 2013). To be a successful nurse you need to possess all of these qualities and have a good attitude towards your job to be able to enjoy and excel in your field.
It is really important for nurses and health care professionals to demonstrate therapeutic communication with the patient. Nurse must also have access to continuing education and study interpersonal relationship to develop the knowledge of therapeutic communication. As stated in the article, “The best expertise training and continuing education of nurses in matters relating to the proper technique of communication will enable them to respond adequately and humanly to the expectations of patients” (Lambrini & Ioanna, 2014). The article is really useful and informative. Its serve as a reminder that communication is the central to compassionate and high quality of nursing care.
The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN’s) goal is to prepare future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that are needed to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work. QSEN focuses on six main competencies; patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. As we have learned in earlier classes these competencies and their KSAs offer a base to help us and other nurses as we continue our education and become RNs. As we will learn in this class these KSAs go hand in hand with health assessment. Patient-centered care recognizes the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in
I am a clinical nurse educator and am very passionate about teaching. I would support QSEN as a nurse and as an educator. In future, I would seek out volunteer opportunities and attend conferences offered by QSEN to improve quality and safety education for current and future nurses. Nursing Excellence is very prominent at my hospital. We have the Center of Nursing Excellence that promotes shared leadership, exemplary practice, teamwork, creative innovations, and professional development.
In nursing job trust and integrity is paramount. It also gives nurses understanding that their leader is consistent have has integrity and can be relied on. To a leader integrity means truthful and being honest. Leaders are thought to be true to their own values and beliefs and are seen as role models. In age care nurses always communicate with families and other allied medical professionals.
A nurse is obligated to exhibit pristine skills in communication, organization, collaboration, ethics and morals (Bedin, Droz-Mendelzweig, Chappuis 2013). Communication is a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of changes in patient care, transfer of units, and discharge of a patient. The amount of accurate communication is useful in obtaining all information necessary for individualized patient care. Collaboration is a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of identifying obstacles and forming multiple opinions and suggestions in the ways to demonstrate and apply appropriate care. Ethics is a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of a nurse’s approach in determining the right choices in aiding patient care.
Nurses use evidence based practice and research to develop knowledge needed to practice in the nursing profession. Nurses use practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge in the many roles that nurses perform. As a provider of care and manager of care, nurses should use evidence based practice, research, and theoretical knowledge to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. Lifelong education in nursing is necessary to keep up with the changes in nursing practice and to reinforce ethical knowledge and the core values that nurses use in their everyday practice. The professional value of caring as a nurse is one of the most important values.
A level of trust and mutual respect must be in place for the emergency department to operate appropriately. “Teamwork and inter-professional collaboration are a requirement for efficient, safe healthcare delivery”(Glymph et al., 2015, p. 183). A relationship must be built on trust and knowledge of the desired goal and mission. Nurse Betty has worked diligently with the medical director to create such an environment and culture in her emergency department. She has collaborated with the medical providers and the health care staff to foster a positive attitude and a winning team.
According to the interviewees, nursing leadership may refer to the nurses’ having a passion for nursing and possessing critical thinking skills (MrDjaskari, 2013). A nurse leader manages the interactions between all departments in an organization to ensure a smooth running of the operations. Nurse leaders strive to make productive changes in health care policy and procedures to provide care that best benefits the patients. A nurse leader should be politically involved and should participate in the enactments of health care related laws that are beneficial for patients (MrDjaskari, 2013). Nursing leadership may also involve empowering other nurses and mentoring them to become active leaders.