Health Care Setting Communication And Teamwork

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In the health care setting communication and teamwork is paramount. They are both essential in providing high quality of care to patients. Health care professionals will have unique roles that ultimately piece together to reach a common goal and that is to provide a safe environment to satisfy their duties as practitioners to achieve a high standard of care and positive outcomes for patients. Interdisciplinary communication and teamwork among distinct medical workers is an integral part of professional development as it provides insight into one’s own role as well as the role of others involved in providing necessary care for patients. This report will explore examples of different healthcare roles involved in providing care for a patient …show more content…
The radiographer’s role was to adapt to the patient’s presentation and ensure patient comfort with minimal level of involvement from them. This allowed achievement of a diagnostic image and uncompromising care. In this acute setting and with the presentation of this chronic illness, efficiency is key. This allowed the emergency team to follow up immediately by assessing the chest x-ray and adapt their roles and continue their ongoing care (Egestad 2008).

Nurse
Routinely it is expected that nurses will be able to meet certain minimum requirements that are an essential part of caring for patients. Such as looking after a patient’s physical and mental state. Being able to provide a therapeutic relationship and counselling for both the patient and family.
In this immediate scenario, as part of the initial evaluation; physical exam, assessment of the patient’s consciousness (Glasgow coma scale (GCS)), detailed notation of patient’s clinical history, monitoring of vital signs, cardiac output, oxygen intake, blood pressure, electrolyte levels and intravenous cannulation (IV) for administration of patient medication. These are relatively routine checks and procedures that a nurse can conduct, which aids in the care of the patient. But in order to meet the diabetic patient’s needs and provide the additional necessary care; interval monitoring of blood glucose levels (BGL), maintenance of BGL through meal plans and administration of insulin is also
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