Korean Family Culture applied to Giger and Davidhizer Transcultural Model Communication Different social ranks among Korean Americans are maintained through using different vocabulary and verb endings within the Hangeul language (Giger & Davidhizar, 2017). Koreans may have a hard time maintaining eye contact with those in higher social ranks. The nurse
Open communication is essential part to a successful healthcare team that directly impacts patient’s lives. In the video “Just a Routine Operation, ” by Laedal Medical Human Factors in Patient Safety, physicians and nurses demonstrates how different human factors contribute to the overall outcome of the patient. Elaine, the patient in the video came into the hospital for a reconstruction surgery. However, during the surgery Elaine had a complication and because the lack of communication, assertiveness, self-awareness, decision-making, teamwork, and prioritization, Elaine did not survive the surgery. This situation shows how important these characteristics are when dealing with emergency care. Even the health care professional with the years
The communication skills portrayed was vital as it meant that the nurse was able to answer any questions/concerns that Bethany or her mother had. This was proven effective as the patient’s heart rate was higher than normal on entering the surgery, but by talking to the patient, it helped her to relax. I also noticed that that the nurse made Bethany comfortable by ensuring that she had her own belongings, this included her teddy bear, nightgown and slippers. This relieved her anxiety as she had something familiar in an unknown place which calmed her nerves. There were a few aspects of the care that I was concerned about. Firstly, when we were called to collect Bethany from theatre, the nurse collected her 30 mins after the call had been made. I did not find this appropriate as waking up after a painful surgery, feeling numb can be scary, if I was in Bethany’s shoes, I would want to see my mother or the nurse as soon as I woke up. This was another problem I witnessed, as Bethany’s mother was not on
A surgical nurse is responsible for monitoring and ensuring quality healthcare for a patient following surgery. Assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and outcome evaluation are inherent in the post operative nurse’s role with the aim of a successful recovery for the patient. The appropriate provision of care is integral for prevention of complications that can arise from the anaesthesia or the surgical procedure. Whilst complications are common at least half of all complications are preventable (Haynes et al., 2009). The foundations of Mrs Hilton’s nursing plan are to ensure that any post surgery complications are circumvented. My role as Mrs Hilton’s surgical nurse will involve coupling my knowledge and the professional
A patient’s journey throughout the surgical process can often be a frightening and unpredictable time in a person’s life (Short & Gordon, 2015). It is therefore vital for nurses to provide holistic and safe patient centred care, in order to meet the needs of each patient through their experience (Short & Gordon, 2015). The following essay will explore the surgical journey and nursing considerations of a patient undergoing a surgical procedure. Firstly, it will address important nursing factors relevant to the preadmission and perioperative stages of care. It will then address relevant nursing factors relevant to the anaesthetic stages of care, during the surgical process.
Priority Focus Area: Communication In preparation of a review from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Nightingale Community Hospital will focus on improving its communication process in the operating room. The purpose of communication in the healthcare setting is to disseminate information in such a way
Hello professor and class, In nursing profession, communication is one of the vital interprofessional collaboration competencies. A slack in communication gap will affect effective teamwork in providing efficient patient care delivery. Without integrated cooperation and effective communication, there will be a delinquency in the healthcare system, resulting in
The American Nurses Association (ANA) “Code of Ethics for Nurses” (ANA, 2001) states: “The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient”. This reflects that advocating for the patient directly correlates with the safety and well-being of the patient. The key part to patient advocacy is effective communication. In recent times, there has been a focus on the connection of effective communication between healthcare workers and patient safety. A number of Institute of Medicine reports has brought focus to the severe matter. The reports have emphasized the concern of the lack of communication in the healthcare setting and the resulting negative patient outcomes. (Hanks, 2012a). This goes back to the notion that while many healthcare professionals consider themselves as a working member of a team, we have the natural tendency to work autonomously. Therefore, it is the nurse’s duty to collaborate patient centered care by practicing good communication skills with the entire healthcare team, the patient, and the patient’s family if consent is given to assure patient safety.
Effective Communication Techniques in the Health Care Team Preceptor Experience Week One In this assignment I will throw light on my first clinical week that I had to observe the effective communication skills on the med surgical floor. As I started my day, the charge nurse was assigning patients to the dayshift. As the patients were assigned, the nurses started their shift report from the night shift in the break room. In this report, they discussed the patients diagnosis, previous medical history, labs and all pertinent information about each assigned patient. On the med surg floor, we get the opportunity to experience all areas of patient care with patients coming from surgery, emergency department, direct admit, and transferred from
There are a variety of surgical items that can get left inside of patients. Generally, it seems that sponges, towels and gauze are the most common types of objects left inside of patients;
Team discussions include; barriers of care, individualized client education techniques, emotional support needed, facilitation of community referrals and resources, and needs of other health care professionals. According to Fewster-Thuente, “Effective nurse-physician collaboration is essential to superior patient care. The lack of effective collaboration has been cited as the root cause of over 70% of major medical errors (The Joint Commission, 2014). Stability of care provides the patient with safe, timely treatment and prevention of complications.
4 C’s Communication: Communication within the surgical team was extremely efficient. Everyone was very informative with one another, which helped the procedures move smoothly and effectively. All surgical procedures began with verification of the patient, surgical procedure, and surgical site. Although, in the article, “Why a RN in the OR?” explained that every member of the surgical team performed the verification individually, in this case, the circulating nurse simply read aloud the patient’s information along with stating the surgical procedure and site. Moreover, throughout a majority of the procedure, most of the communication consisted of the surgeon and the surgical technicians. The surgeon was mainly the individual to give commands and was very explicit in explaining what he was doing and what he was about to do in order for the surgical technicians to be prepared to hand him what he needed. Furthermore, as in the article described, the circulating nurse monitored aseptic practices and informed the surgical technicians to place objects that were no longer sterile in a specific bin. There was also a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), that monitored the patients’ vitals throughout the entire procedure and periodically gave the rest of the surgical team updates regarding the patient’s condition. Specifically, during an inguinal hernia repair, the patient began to cough during the procedure; however, the CRNA wasn’t able to witness it since he was behind
The article I read called “Improving Patient Safety Through Provider Communication Strategy Enhancements” described some ways that through research have been implemented into facilities in the hopes of improving communication between healthcare staff, including nurses and physicians as well as other team members. Existing research data has strongly
A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Bedside report Jonathan Tran Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 449: Evidence-Based Practice May, 2016 Clinical Question The group topic undergoing research involves the comparison between bedside reports and handoffs and how it affects patient care and involvement. The focus of this paper is to research qualitative and quantitative assessment articles
Communication is defined as giving or exchanging of information through verbal methods, written methods and body-language or nonverbal methods (Blais & Hayes, 2016). As a nurse in the operating room, it is important to understand all of these methods. The main focus in the operating room is to make sure that all team members understand their roles and are familiar with the different methods of communication being used. An important part of my role, is to be able to anticipate and understand what the surgeon or surgical tech may be needing or asking for. When I was training as a circulating nurse, an educator once told me that in order to be an effect circulator, you need to “have an ear to the field at all time”. What she meant was that even though you may be performing a task, charting or having a conversation with another team member, I must always listen to what is happening at the surgical field and be able to understand what is being