Patient Safety Needs

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Safety needs is the second level of needs in the Maslow Hierarchy of needs. Nurses have to believe they are safe in order for their patients to feel and be safe. The nurse to patient ratio is another thing that the nurse manager or a leader should take into account and consideration. For this reason, it is important to understand the full scope of nursing practice other than the basic nursing tasks ‘nursing assessments, medication administration, dressing changes…’ “The nursing profession, including professional and specialty organizations, is responsible to its members and to the public to define the scope of practice and standards of practice” (American Nurses Association, 2017). Patients present with different diagnosis and needs which requires …show more content…

Nurses are using technology devices such as IV monitors, computers, cardiac monitors, medication dispensing machines, portable defibrillators, and patient remote monitoring devices every day to improve patients’ quality of life. Working as a hemodialysis nurse allows me to use more advanced technology ‘hemodialysis machines and reverse osmosis devices’ while performing the hemodialysis treatment on patients. The hemodialysis machine monitors the flow of the blood while it is outside the patient and remove the waste products and the extra fluids from the body. This machine will alarm if anything goes wrong during the treatment. This machine can be considered as a safe artificial kidney that help people with kidney failure or impairment to sustain their …show more content…

Nurses need to feel that they belong to a group or a team with whom they can collaborate and communicate. A nurse is the closest team member to the patient. He/she can gather a comprehensive assessment of the patient physical, social, and psychological situation and create a patient centered care plan with the rest of the healthcare team.
Researchers have found that working together reduces the number of medical errors and increases patient safety. Teamwork also reduces issues that lead to burnout. No longer is one person responsible for the patient’s health; today, an entire team of health workers comes together to coordinate a patient’s well-being (The HRH Global Resource Center, 2013)
This Author collaborate and communicate with nephrologists, nurses, and other health professionals to better understand the patient’s situation and prevent complications. In addition, it is important to decrease patients anxiety and make them feel like they belong by encouraging patients participation in their care and decision making when

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