The American Association of Critical-Care Nursing (AACN) is the largest nursing organization of a non-profit character in the world. It represents 500,000 nurses and their interests. The responsibility of these nurses is to provide health care services to the critically and acutely ill patients. Thus, the duty of the AACN organization is to give its members all the possible resources and knowledge, so that they could help critically ill clients become healthier. Therefore, I would like to join the AACN organization. To become a member of this particular organization I need to learn more about it by researching some questions.
This essay will now analyze the nursing intervention that requires for the acutely ill patient to prevent an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The nurse carried out an initial assessment of a full history, taking in consideration that the patient was over 35 years of age who has been, or still is, a cigarette smoker, with vascular related diseases and had symptoms of breathlessness on exertion, chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, sputum production especially in the morning and chest infection (Currie 2009). A physical examination was done to check the patient respiration rate, depth and rhythm, blood pressure, pulse, temperature and oxygen saturation (Lynes 2007). The acutely ill patient’s respiration was between 30-34 breaths per minute, blood pressure 580/98, pulse 110 beat per minute and saturation levels 80-82%. Increase respiration indicates that the patient was in fear, pain and anxious. Anxiety causes stimulation of sympathetic nervous activation which forces bronchioles
ICU patients suffer from a broad range of pathologies, requiring MV, sedation and use of multiples devices, which do not allow patients to protect their airway (Augustyn. 2007; Kollef. 2004).
This process paper will evaluate the complex relationship between disease pathophysiology and how it has progressed to the patient’s current state of health. It will include a comprehensive discussion of chronic and acute problems leading to the patient’s hospital admission, a complete description of interrelationships and pathophysiology for all medical diagnoses, a comprehensive discussion of the client’s signs and symptoms and results of all diagnostic studies to the underlying pathophysiology, and a comprehensive listing of all medications ordered at the time of admission with explanations of why each was ordered and identification of the most common side effects which may
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.
This essay sets out to discuss the importance of comprehensive and accurate assessment on a registered nurses’ ability to make excellent clinical decisions. It will examine what factors can change a nurses’ capability to be aware of, and act on abnormal assessment findings. As well as assessment being part of the nursing process that is used in every day nursing, it is also a critical part of patient safety (Higgins, 2008). Assessment findings are used to determine what needs to be done for the patient next. Early warning scoring systems currently exist to aid in the early detection of patient deterioration (Goldhill, 2005). The rationale for the use of these systems is that early recognition of deterioration in the vital signs of a
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has identified nine essentials that are incorporated into master’s nursing programs to help direct the practice of advanced practice nurses (APN’s). Essential II outlines how an APN can utilize organizational and systems leadership to promote safer and more cost effective care. By incorporating effective leadership skills, APN’s can help transform healthcare and make quality improvements for the patient, the institution, and the community. According to the American Association of College of Nursing (2011), an effective leader assumes and applies “the skills of communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation, and coordination” (p. 11). APN’s must be able to establish and maintain a healthy
A brief history of what the American Red Cross does. As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world, (The American Red Cross, 2016). They depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support their lifesaving services and programs, (The American Red Cross, 2016). The purpose of this paper is to inform you of the Red Cross’s Mission, give a description of the members, their dues, and benefits.
Critical care nurses provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or cornary care units. The preparatin required to become a critical care nurse education wise most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or even a associates degree. The job training required however employees usually need any where from one to two years of training involving both on-the-job and informal training with experiened workers.
The importance of staffing relating to patients and nurse is very critical as it secures the quality of healthcare services being provided. Quality care is a major focus for health care providers which is indicated by direct patient outcomes. It comprises effective principles that are safe, timely, patient centered, and efficient. One of the quality outcomes that determine the type of care provided to patients is nurse staffing. Nurses may fail to carry out their expected duties due to issues of low staff levels, inadequate time or lack of effective skills. This paper discusses how staffing affects both patients and nurse in the provision of quality care. Research studies show that there is a direct relationship between adequate nurse staffing and better patient outcomes (Buhlman, 2016).
At the providence hospital I observed at the two different setting. First I observed at the St. Catherine's rehabilitation center which provide long-term rehabilitation care. The physical therapist at the sub-acute care provide treatment to the chronic ill patient and geriatric patients. The goal of the sub-acute physical therapist is to restore basic mobility and movements.
The nurse manager I selected to interview is a Baccalaureate degree nurse and has attended several in-house training sessions related to her position within the hospital. She attended Lenoir Rhyne University to obtain her BSN and has been employed with the institution for 13 years and has been in nursing for nearly 20 years. She is currently certified as a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and is also a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. The Hospital that she is employed with is a private hospital she manages a 15 bed emergency department and 6 bed express care facility, which also holds several involuntary commitments for several hours at a time waiting on placement.
The aim of the study was to explore family members’ experiences with the use of a diary when a sick relative did not survive the stay in the ICU. The overall study findings revealed that the diary was experienced as a medium for interpersonal communication, where it was perceived as a social medium maintaining communication and the relationship with the patient. But the diary was also a common interest affecting writers and readers in different ways, thus sharing information, emotions and thoughts enabled relationships, which grew. Not only relationships developed but also participants as humans due to the course of events and finally the death of the patient. The experience was compared to taken on a journey but in an existential way by the participants. To understand the unfamiliar in a way different from the way in which it has been understood so far, also include a way to understand him/herself in a new way (Gadamer, 1989).