My assumptions for nursing before walking into this course were that this profession focused on quality care for all different types of patients. I viewed nurses as someone who is brave, courageous, always up for a challenge, and compassionate. When I made my career choice to become a nurse, I thought their main jobs were to spend time with the patients, help them feel comfortable, provide them with medication that was ordered by their physician, and help patients with day to day tasks. I looked at nurses as someone who is like a close family member – specifically a mother. They provide you with all of the love and care that a mother can provide. My impression of nursing was that nurses were given a plan of treatment ordered by the physician
When I arrive to the Trauma ICU 4800 unit, all of the nurses were already being followed by other students. The nurse in charge had me follow several different nurses, so I was able to observed several different patient cases. The first patient had received a triple bypass open-heart surgery. The patient had received a creatinine blood test. The patient had a dialysis machine next to them, which was used to function as the kidneys since the patient’s kidneys were not functioning correctly. Also, the patient’s body temperature was lowered from having a taken cool liquids so the nurses were keeping him warm with a bair hugger, which was a machine that helped regulate the patient's’ body temperatures.
In the corner of the small hospital room stood a shy little girl. “You shouldn't be in here, honey”, my mother said as she nudged me out of the room where my grandfather lay dying. At the time, I couldn't understand the enormity of the situation. Ignorant to what was
Goal Statement for La’Shaydra Reeves, M.S. Psychology/Clinical: Personal, Academic, and Professional Goals/Personal Qualities I am applying to the Walden M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. I plan to practice as a licensed professional in counseling and Higher Education. I have always wanted to be a Clinical Mental Health Psychologist, working
Qualitative research critique Donna Severin Prof. Cypress Nursing 302, Ways of Knowing: Nursing Research November 17, 2014 The article “Dance of the call bells, using ethnography to evaluate patient satisfaction with quality of care” suggest the Key phenomenon and group under the study, by stating dance of the call bells, referring to the amount of times in a shift the call bells would ring and the group that it affects most are the patients. The title states how the call bells interfere with a patient opinion on whether quality care was received.
Patient falls have been a long debated healthcare issue throughout time and measured as a nursing sensitive issue. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed patient falls with an injury with the steward of the American Nurses Association (NFQ: Quality Positioning Systems, 2014). All patient falls are documented per 1,000 patient days via the measurement description (NQF: Quality Positioning Systems, 2014). The target population that accounts for the total number of patient falls is in the medical-surgical, step-down, critical care, critical access, surgical, medical and adult rehabilitation units (NQF: Quality Positioning Systems, 2014). The Center for Control and Disease (CDC) has reported that every seventeen seconds, an elderly patient will have a fall in a hospital (Hill & Fauerbach, 2014). The majority of falls are associated with patients ambulating from a bed, chair, or toilet without the proper assistance (Shorr, Chandler, Mion, Waters Liu Daniels, et al., 2012). There is a new regulation published by the Center for Medicaid Services. It states that injuries acquired through a fall in an organization will be held responsible for those medical costs (Hill & Fauerbach, 2014). In fact, in 2010, there was approximately $30B in hospital costs related to patient falls (Hill & Fauerbach, 2014). With the increasing number of patient falls in acute care settings and the change of healthcare coverage, does the use of bed alarms reduce the risk of falls of
Describe the definition of nursing as put forward by the American Nurses Association. How does it address the metaparadigm theories of nursing?
Discussion Question 1 I can remember serving in the Air Force as a nurse and working with the chief of nursing. During my training period, things just seemed so difficult and hard for me to grasp under such a stressful environment. The chief of medical was very detail oriented and she would always pushed us to think outside of the box. We would go through different mock code scenarios as if we were out in the battlefield for two weeks. If we did not respond to the level of her expectations, she would make us redo the mock code scenario over again. There were many days in which we felt frustrated, giving up and crying. In the end, we realized that the chief of nursing was just trying to build our character, instill confidence and prepare us for future of being in a war zone.
The public and community health nurse can affect change in behavior by The activities include physical and occupational therapy, nutrition counseling, and case management ("Community Health Nursing," 2013).
Nurses have an opportunity to change health care in the community in which they practice. It is of great importance for nurses to be involved in health care policy. There are many ways in which each and every nurse can become involved in legislative decisions. Whether it is writing a letter, making a proposal or actually joining a legislative group. There are bills passed daily that can have either a negative effect or a positive effect on patients. As primary care providers, we see these effects on a daily basis.
Pearson (2013) clarifies “clinical decision making is essential to every aspect of care delivered to a patient” (p. 214). It is the ability to blend information and make decisions that will later be implemented in the situation. Evidence-based decision making involves choosing from a variety of possibilities and combining the knowledge through research and the scientific evaluation of one’s practice. The purpose of this paper is to analyze my decision of administering ativan by advocating for the patient and anticipating her change prior to confirming signs; which provided a therapeutic response.
Having worked as a CNA under the supervision of a nurse for six years in a nursing home, I thought I was well prepared to become a great nurse. I did not know that other than learning sciences and medical procedures there was still more required of me to be a great nurse. At the commencement of the semester, I signed up for the HPR class as a prerequisite for the nursing program. However, I had no clue of what I was expected to learn on the subject. In the last few months, I have learned a lot in regards to professionalism in the workplace, professional nurse attributes and responsibilities, and the quality and safety initiative currently in place in nursing practice which will be the key in a more favorable outcome and higher satisfaction
College means a great deal to me; it has been my number one goal since my first day of kindergarten. No one in my family has ever gone to college, so I would be the first which makes me want it more. Even if I do not get into a extravagant university, I will attend a community college to complete my general education requirements. College is extremely important to me, personally, and I want to prove to everyone, especially myself that I can achieve my goal to become a registered nurse.
The profession of nursing has matured from the time of Florence Nightingale. Nursing has gone from just treating dying soldiers on the battlefield to helping guide people through their entire lives from birth to death. The maturation of nursing has led to changes in nursing philosophy and allowed for practitioners of Nursing to meld these philosophies together to form their own philosophy. In this paper I will explain my philosophy of nursing and compare it to Virginia Henderson 's definition of nursing along with discussing some of the changes to Nurse philosophy I will also discuss some of the difficulties to being a patient advocate.