In literature from the 2013 eighth edition of Fundamentals of Nursing, the authors express the importance of maintaining the patient’s level of comfort (Potter, Perry, Stockert, Hall, p. 1108). They suggest lubricating the nares often with ongoing care to reduce irritation. Dehydration is a risk for patients who have a nasogastric tube. To reduce the risk of dehydration, the Fundamentals of Nursing states mouth care at least every two hours should be completed. Adena’s current policy differs, with oral care directed at least every four hours. Another method stated to provide comfort includes, turning the patient at regular intervals to reduce abdominal distention (often patients swallow volumes of air) and aid in gastric emptying. The existing
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This essay will discuss and reflect on one of the Principles of Nursing Practice and I will relate this to my practice experience. It will focus on Principle of Nursing Practice A: Dignity, humanity and equality and I will demonstrate knowledge of the Principle of Nursing Practice in my essay and investigate the professional, legal and ethical frameworks that guide nursing practice and discuss and link what I have experienced in practice to my chosen Principle.
The health care industry is experiencing a surge in the number of baby-boomers needing health care and increased demands on the physicians providing the care. This trend has made the role of Advanced practice providers more important (cite). It is imperative to understand the differences and similarities in the advanced practice provider roles as it pertains to healthcare. This paper will identify specialty nursing roles including advanced practice registered nurses (APRN). It will further compare and contrast the advanced practice nurse (APN) and physician assistant (PA) roles in practice.
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.
Nursing is not just a collection of tasks. To provide safe and effective care to the clients, nurses must integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes to make sound judgement and decisions. This essay describes some of the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing and discusses why they are essential attributes of a competent nurse.
According to the Texas, Nurse Practitioner can be well defined as a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical training in a specialty area. They provide as a primary healthcare provider from children to the elderly population patients. They can address both acute and chronic disease conditions in the patients. Texas is more thorough and complete than the other states according to my own individual research. Board Rule 221 requires that one identifies the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you have been licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Quality patient care relies on having an educated workforce. There is a growing body of evidence that shows that the Bachelor of Science Nursing graduate brings unique skills to their work as nursing clinicians and play an important role in the delivery of safe patient care. In addition to having basic nursing fundamentals nurse’s today are expected to take a huge part and lead professional initiatives that drive towards improving the safety, quality, and efficiency of care that is delivered to patients.
Advanced Practice Nurses play an important role as innovators who can help shape school policies across the nation. APNs need to know how the school system works so they can contribute in formulating school policies aimed at keeping school children physically active. APNs need to collaborate with parents, school officials and the community to direct activities that have the greatest positive impact on school-aged
Nursing, as the largest health care profession in the United States, plays a tremendous role in health promotion and delivery of care. From the 2.7 million employed registered nurses to the current Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, nursing infiltrates all aspects of healthcare (Bureau of Statistics, 2015). Therefore, as a profession, nursing must understand the intricacies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and within its framework develop strategies to “advance nursing, health, and healthcare through education, clinical practice and research,” (Young et al, 2017). This paper aims to review portions of the ACA as it pertains to nursing, and offer an example of nurse practitioner innovation in practice.
Allowing nurses to conquest more duties could help to save billions of dollars in medical care costs, which is why it’s appropriate for advanced practice nurses to complete more care on patients. Advanced practice nurses should complete care on patients at the furthest level of knowledge and training that the nurse has completed, then pass the rest of care onto the physician, that has completed further knowledge and training on the subject of matter. Different types of advanced-practice nurses, consist of nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives. Due to a variety of different advanced-practice nurses, specialty nurses could help lower the cost of medical care by nurses completing
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is an organization to advance and protect the profession of nursing. Nurses across the country are standing together in order to remove barriers that are in place. Nurses want to better their lives and others by fixing nursing shortages, safety on the job, home health for Medicare patients, allowing nurses to work to their complete ability for veterans, and allowing a nurse 24/7 in the nursing home. The ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all.
The national league for nurses defines critical thinking in the nursing process as “a discipline specific, reflective reasoning process that guides a nurse in generating, implementing, and evaluating approaches for dealing with client care and professional concerns” (Kozier, 2008). This definition is imperative to help a nursing student learn how to think in terms of nursing care. Nursing students must achieve a comprehensive understanding of critical thinking in order to understand the nursing process. The purpose for this paper is for nursing students to learn how to use the nursing process, how to properly document their findings and assessments, and correctly implement APA formatting in a formal paper.
This is essay is going to examine the principles of nursing and health. In order to do this it must look at the concept of health then describe the dimensions that make up health. Secondly, an adult individual will be chosen in order to discuss the determinants that affect their health. It will then go on to explain the underpinning professional, ethical and legal principles that would be taken into consideration if the individual were to require nursing care. Finally, it will identify how carrying out this assignment has informed the writers personal concept of nursing.
Theory is a cluster of concept or ideas that propose a view concerning a phenomenon to guide nursing practice (Chitty, 2005). The four concepts basic to nursing that are incorporated in this paper are nursing, person, health, and environment (Cherry & Jacob, 2005). The goal of this paper is to describe the core concept of nursing shared amongst Dorothea Orem and Virginia Henderson’s theories. The comparison and analysis of concept definitions between these two theories will also examined. Finally Henderson’s theory of concept statement, metaparadigm and her philosophy will be explored.
According to the Arslanian, Hicks, Whall and Algase (2005) nursing theories have unique views. Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) not only focus on diagnosis and medical intervention but also considers family, environment and patient responses in their plan of care. This makes them different from other health care providers like physicians and physicians assistants (Arslanian et al., 2005). I agree that it is important for us as an APN to use theories to guide our own advanced practice because theory gives identification to nurses, and distinguishes nurses from other profession by its unique contribution to the clinical practice. Nursing is an autonomous profession (Kenny, 2013). Nursing theory provides various information to understand the patient