As a Family Nurse Practitioner teamwork will be uniformly important. This will be extremely important as a novice nurse practitioner. I will need to rely on mentors and experienced nurse practitioners for advice. In addition establishing a rapport with my patients and working together with them as a team is very important. This will enable me to take a leadership role as a provider and take suggestions on how to better manage their health.
Student nurses can learn a lot about teamwork through simulation labs as well as observing and taking part in real life scenarios (Endacott et al., 2015). A student can recognize that they may not have the experience to be the person best-suited to be involved in the emergency situation. However, they can recognize how they can be helpful, such as being a runner for supplies, and can learn through observation.
I have been fortunate enough to work in a teaching hospital for over a decade, on a unit that has a strong sense of teamwork. I have watched residents grow from unsure medical students to capable
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Habersham County, Tom was feeling slightly nervous as he exited the staff lounge and entered the hustle and bustle of County Hospital’s ER to begin his first shift as an RN. The first few hours of his shift passed slowly as Tom mostly checked vital signs and listened to patients complain about various aches, pains, coughs, and sniffles. He realized that the attending physician, Dr. Greene, who was rather “old school” in general about how he interacted with nursing staff, wanted to start him out slowly. Tom knew, though, that the paramedics could bring in a trauma patient at any time.
As a scholar and leader in the area of medicine, it is imperative to understand how to work as a team to provide the best possible care to patients. “Educators are responding to complexities of today’s medical knowledge by developing educational programs based on current learning theories, such as enactivism, where learning takes place within teams that are actively engaged in clinical environments” (Davidson, Morgan, & Simons, 2012, p. 291). This results in more patients that can place their trust in physicians and nurses who know how to work together as a team.
Communication includes verbal and written, as well as the ability to document data. One of the most difficult transitions, and a main stress factor, is the new graduates’ ability to communicate with the physicians. Having the ability to be a leader is a key to success. “To be an effective leader, a nurse must show collaborative teamwork, which is consistent with AACN core competencies. To fulfill this competency, new graduates must be able to delegate to others to promote patient safety and health” (Theisen & Sandau, 2013). Conflict resolution with team members and patients was a noted as a skill that new graduates lacked. “Several new graduates expressed concern that they were unprepared to deal with conflict appropriately and professionally” (Theisen & Sandau, 2013). Due to the lack of experience, new graduates are unfamiliar with the proper ways to deal with conflict successfully. Mentorship has been an effective way in improving new graduates confidence in dealing with conflict, because they were guided through real situations. Organization, prioritization, and time management was another identified problem. The ability to prioritize patient care, which has a direct effect on patient safety, is a critical component of nursing. “Both new graduates and employers have
Making a difference in people’s lives is what I have been dreaming ever since I was young. What way can it be fully achieved, but by becoming a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). The CNL as one of the important members of the health care team, I share its mission to improve the patient outcome and empower the people in creating a harmonious working environment that will facilitate improvement of communication, promote wellness, and continuously gain new knowledge. I believe this can be accomplished by being attentive to the needs of the people around us and be available to support whenever assistance is needed. The major success is not base in the plan, but the participation of each individual and being aware of our strengths
I would like to give you some insight as to the daily operation of a major Emergency Department in this city. Not unlike many other “ER’s” the nursing staff is tasked with the triage or assessment of patients in order to sort by priority. The nurse is then tasked with maintaining flow of the department and ensuring the timely care and physician evaluation of patients. This requires clinical nursing judgement and expertise which is tested constantly. To explain this plainly, nurses are faced with a meat grinder which cannot stop. There may be twenty patients in the lobby with ambulances lining up. The room nurses are trying to
As a volunteer in the emergency room, I was exposed to various medical procedures performed by the technicians, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. I was surprised to see how a place that seems to be constantly chaotic can still give every patient the care they need. It was not until I spent more time volunteering in the emergency room did I realize that although it seemed to be chaotic, the healthcare providers had a well established routine along with teamwork. I was shocked when I saw a physician assistant delivering lunch to a patient, as this is usually done by the nurses or technicians. It was through this that I understood how teamwork is essential to providing excellent care. The health care professionals in this emergency room never pulled rank or established clear cut responsibilities, everyone just did what they could and this was how simple their routine was. They didn’t let their pride prevent them from what needed to be done, after all every healthcare worker only has one responsibility; and that is to care for the patient to their fullest
Backing all great physicians are a group of highly trained and dedicated individuals ranging from scribes to nurses. A student doctor must understand that working in groups is not just a skill needed to succeed in undergraduate school, but it is also a skill that is critical to becoming a good physician. During my times as a medical scribe in the ER, I have been present during several codes and I have witnessed the importance of group work firsthand. On several occasions, in fact, I have found myself as an important member of a patient’s care team. As a VCOM student doctor, I will continue to keep the critical principle in mind. Whether it is something as simple as studying for an exam or something as important as saving a coding patient, I will always make sure to work well with others and play my part as best as I
One major overall strength I experience where I work that fosters teamwork and collaboration is the Rapid Response team. Here knowledge, skill, attitude and expertise are blended in an effort to deter rapid deterioration of the patient. At my institution an ICU nurse , respiratory therapist, an arrhythmia nurse, the charge nurse, nurse manager, bedside nurse , a patient tech , a transporter and pastoral care all partner all work together and share their inputs in a respective and controlled manner during this hectic time. Having a rapid response team gives the bedside nurse
It was a very busy night on M10, call bells ringing non-stop for pain medication, or toileting needs, IV pumps alarming, concerned family members coming to the nursing station, numerous patient admissions from urgent care and PACU. I received nursing handoff on all my patients from the day shift, gave handoff to my patient care technicians, and we had our nightly nursing huddle in the station. After hearing everyones concerns about their high risk patients, I wanted to get out on the floor as early as possible to complete my assessments, and administer my medications to leave time for the many uncertainties that my gut instinct warned me would occur. I was able to finish all my patient assessments, and pass my medications earlier than usual, and when this occurs, I always do my best to help my co-workers if they have fallen behind. I went around asking everyone if they needed assistance, and indeed one of my fellow RN’s needed help moving one of my former patients closer to the station, because she had been hypotensive. I greeted Ms. T and her face lit up like a Christmas tree, I asked her how she was feeling and the smile she had on her face immediately turned into a grimace. I assured her, that we would do our best to make her more comfortable once we settled into the new room.
A major concept that we have learned about in our nursing 182 class is Teamwork. In this concept analysis we will see the conceptualization of teamwork, and critical attributes, related concepts and various cases, and illegitimate uses of team work. Teamwork is essential in the nursing field and this analysis will show just how important it is.
“All health care disciplines share a common and primary commitment to serving the patient and working toward the ideal of health for all.” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2014, p. 1) There are many different professional members in the healthcare system. Each of them, have a specific specialty and responsibility to the patient and play an important role in the patient’s overall plan of care. “The scope of health care mandates that health professionals work collaboratively and with other related disciplines. Collaboration emanates from an understanding and appreciation of the roles and contributions that each discipline brings to the care delivery experience.” (American Association of Colleges of