Nikki Morgan of Stamps, AR, a Certified Nursing Assistant, was asked do being a Cna get boring. She responded with “no”. When asked do she enjoy helping people she replied “yes I love helping others”. Ms. Morgan was asked how often she has breaks, she replied “every four hours for ten minutes”. I then asked Ms. Nikki what is the worst cold a patient could receive she replied “Chest cold”. I followed this question up with when did you realize you wanted to be in the nursing field her response was “when I was in high school just the thought of helping someone was awesome”. She was asked would you rather be a nurse in the nursing home or the hospital she replied “the nursing home”. Nikki was asked what inspired you to become a cna she responded “the fact that I love helping the elderly inspired
The aim of this study is to provide a detailed account of the nursing care for a patient who is experiencing a breakdown in health. One aspect of their care will be discussed in relation to the nursing process. The model used to provide an individualised programme of care will be discussed and critically analysed.
I can apply this new knowledge to my own personal life, by realizing that people come from a variety of different backgrounds. One background is not superior to another background. It is important to be accepting of where people come from, and to not judge them based on their culture. That knowledge can be currently carried out into my professional life, as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). When caring for my residents, I should never be judgmental of their physical or mental conditions. Everyone is at a different point in their lives, and it is important to comfort people along their lifelong journey. This experience changed my opinion of different cultures by making me more aware of the poverty that East Asian counties face. I never knew that the Philippines was among the top poverty-stricken countries in East Asia. Going forward, I will use that information to make a bigger effort to give back to people in the Philippines, especially in times of disaster.
Mindy Alternot is an administrator at Seaside Convalescent Care Center (SCCC). She has begun to have major issues at this facility and the longevity of this company is at a crossroad. Mindy was hopping that she could turn this facility around; however, it proved to be much more difficult than she thought. SCCC has a fine of $3000 a day for noncompliance because they were dined payment for a new admission. Mindy has begun to blame her nurse’s aides (NAs), because they account for more than 90% of the hands-on patient care. Mindy cannot find good NAs and is having well over a 100% a year turnover rate. She tried to motivate and improve training her NAs so that they would find new meaning and purpose for their jobs. Her intensions was
Becoming a Nurse’s Assistant doesn’t require a whole lot of extensive education but a lot of hard work is needed to be put into this career. Being a Nurse’s Assistant requires you to have a high school diploma and specific training in certain fields (BLS.gov). So you will have to have graduated from high school obviously, but you will also need to have training in the nursing fields. You can start training while you’re still in school. Which would mean you could have a job as soon as you graduate or even before. You can take basic classes in high school and taking health occupation classes, and taking health and nurse’s aide training (MSHealth.org). You can talk to your school counselor to see about signing up for these classes, or you can
The Indiana State Board of Nursing is a body of nine selected members, comprised of a mixture of RNs and LPNs. This board listens to cases regarding university nursing programs, certified RNs fighting for their license, and individuals who are trying to obtain a nursing license. It is up to their discretion whether certain actions of a nurse are permissible or not. They also make adjustments to the curriculums or higher education schools to ensure that they are producing good quality nurses.
The North Carolina Board of Nursing has specific criteria for any nurse that is identified as being under the influence. They offer a voluntary program for nurses who have impaired judgement and competency as a result of chemical influence. The Alternative Program, or AP, focuses on ensuring public health and safety by monitoring impaired nurses, return the nurse to a safe state of practicing, achieve early intervention of chemical dependency, and give nurses the opportunity to seek recovery in a non-published, non-punitive and therapeutic environment (Alternative). To enter into the program, the nurse must apply directly to the NCBON and agree not to work until cleared by the board. Eligibility for re-entering into the work force is a minimum of three months after initial treatment
Being a certified nurse aide was the first job I had to do all my life, was it easy, I might be lying but it was definitely not as easy as I think. Since every person has a different temperament and sees a world differently, becoming a successful nurse aide is challenging. Among various of challenges, one of the greatest problems I had to face was working with overloaded information to better assist people with different issues is miserable. However, in order to make my work whole easier and enjoyable, I used some of the skills such as, communication skills, time management and knowing residence’s personal and medical history help me to overcome this problem and that’s what has contributed me to be promoted in a such a short period of time.
----- Clinic presents a black male 68 years old. Currently experiencing dyspnea and lethargy. For the past week he has been having a increase of difficulty breathing. Complains of alternating periods of sweating and chills. Other symptoms he has been experiencing is a productive cough with expectoration of thick yellow sputum. Patient is a ex- smoker, he was a 40 pack year history, denies smoking, stopped over 10 years ago. Medical history includes chronic bronchitis, hypertension, MI five years ago, has had a angioplasty, and denies chest pain since having angioplasty. Current medication combined albuterol/ipratropium MDI, nebulized albuterol prn, captopril, and hydrochlorothiazide.
A new nurse faces a formidable set of challenges when walking onto their first job. Sadly, nursing schools do not truly prepare the new nurse for the shock of caring for patients and the responsibility that goes with it.
Tennessee board of nursing offers advanced nursing registration to nurses with qualifications at graduate levels who have achieved certifications in various areas of specializations. The state board applies the title Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).The state board also recognizes the advanced practice obligations as provided in the National Council Of State Boards Of Nursing (NCSBN). The four advanced practice roles are Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist and Nurse Midwife. APNs in the state of Tennessee must also be licensed as registered nurses. In the event that the nurse resides in another state, RN licensing is done in the state of residence. The
Problem- Certified Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Assistants require more training in dealing with patients with mental illnesses and neurological issues within long term care facilities. Mental illness in long-term care (LTC) facilities is a serious problem. Estimates among the 3.2 million residents, but a recent review indicated that dementia, depression, and anxiety disorders were the most common disorders, occurring more frequently than among community-dwelling older adults). While 68% of LTC residents have been reported to have cognitive impairment, 41% show moderate-severe impairment). Currently, most programs offer a curriculum set by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities. The curriculum focuses is placed on Activities
To me, diversity is the idea that there are multiple points of view on a given topic. As everyone has a different input to each subject. In many work fields, diversity is greatly depended upon. In nursing there are great examples of how diversity can help in crucial situations. For example, during a trauma, while everyone is in different placing assisting the patient, the aide is instructed to cut off the clothes, but sometimes there are many different things that need to be done. Each nurse has an idea of the things that they should do and in which order, but sometimes other nurses have better ideas, or they can collaborate and use both ideas at the same time, as this is usually the most efficient way to get everything done.
In today’s healthcare, challenging conditions are in a constant flux that calls for alternative solutions to provide the much necessary medical care to the aging population. Such is the case seen with the predicted lower numbers of newly graduated doctors going into primary care (Cassidy, 2012). The incorporation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) into the primary care sector is an alternative that can assist fill this growing gap in primary care settings. Policies regulating the role of the ANPs occupation are in place to assure that the standards of care are maintained, and that safety practice are being executed in order to protect the public’s well being. Regulating agencies that control the role