Curriculum Outcome : Patient Centered Care

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Curriculum Outcome: Patient-Centered Care Definition: Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs. On the labor and delivery unit and mother baby, we meet all different kinds of ethnic groups with their own set of values and needs. The first week I was in the mother baby unit, I cared for a Hispanic mother that was recuperating from a vaginal birth. She was very thankful for our help but requested to do her ADLs on her own. She insisted on doing her own peri care. As precaution I stood outside of her bathroom just in case she needed any help. We meet patients with huge families where everyone has to…show more content…
Ultimately, it is her birth process and I just need to make sure that I give her all her options when it came to controlling her pain with medications. Curriculum Outcome: Teamwork and Collaboration Definition: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. Teamwork is huge on the labor and delivery and mother-baby unit at Northbay. It is one of the first things I noticed when I came onto the unit. Everyone works well with each other, and everyone knows each other’s patients. When the Mother and Baby unit is short staffed, the Labor and Delivery unit float to help with tasks or anything else that is needed. There is one place on the floor that I have experience great teamwork and collaboration, even at times of crisis (i.e.. crash cesarean section). With a big interdisciplinary team, the staff needs to effectively communicate to maintain mother and baby safety. During my first cesarean section I was mainly an observer. After the first one, I was able to be part of the team. I helped with the positioning of the patient during the placement of a spinal, inserting foley, securing the patient on the bed, so on and so forth. Most of the doctors are approachable and were eager to answer any and all of my
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