It makes me wonder if the MS patient you are speaking of was there as a patient when I did my first level II fieldwork in this facility. I know that those patients can be very difficult to work with because of the symptoms that are present during their exacerbation. It really is a sad diagnosis to be given; I cannot even imagine. It is crazy how tight their muscles can become and how with gentle stretch can sometimes see some good results. I recently learned, observed and even participated in myofascial release with a kiddo with CP that is really tight. It is so amazing how this process works. I am hoping to someday go to a conference and learn how to do this. It is very cool! Safety is really important with this though. You have to
Target population was pregnant women less than fourteen weeks gestation that had a sedentary lifestyle. The researcher used two data collection instruments to complete this study. The first is The Cornell Protocol Fitness Tool that measured cardiovascular fitness level and peak oxygen consumption. The second data collection instrument used was The Minnesota Leisure Time Physical Activity Questionnaire assessed energy expenditure and daily physical activity. Candidates were excluded if they had chronic hypertension, gestational diabetes, and any medical condition that will prohibit daily exercise, communication problems, or recommendation of primary care provider not to participate (Yeo 2009).
Hello Students, my name is Teresa Damien MS, APRN-BC. I have been a registered nurse for over a decade and currently practice as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at an academic institution clinically focused in addiction psychiatry. I have worked in multiple areas of nursing over my career prior to mental health that include medical-surgical nursing, respiratory nursing, hospice nursing, home care pedicatric nursing, and nursing education.
The second week of my preceptorship brought many new experiences for me, and I can honestly say that each day I spend with my preceptor is better than the last. This week I focused on time management of a full patient load with continued documentation practice as well as admission and discharge procedures. I’ve had brief experiences in my past rotations assisting with discharge teaching and admission assessments however I have never been able to fully take charge and complete the process from start to finish, so this was a great learning opportunity for me.
As I near the finish with my journey with Aspen, I realize what I have achieved. I have improved my decision-making skills, attained knowledge in leadership and managerial skills. Also, I have improved my communication skills for leadership positions, increased knowledge in the organizations functioning, and increased knowledge in quality. Therefore, we will review some of the areas, which my goals were achieved.
From the age of five, I knew my purpose in life: I wanted to dedicate myself to serving people by helping them recover from illness and prevent disease. When I was fives years old, my grandmother became very ill. During her illness, all I wanted to do was care for her in hopes of making her feel better. I vividly remember handing her a glass of water every time she needed to take her medications and wanting to be the only person that would help her eat when she was bed ridden and needed feeding assistance. My goal everyday was to do anything within my power to make her feel better in hopes that she would recover with my help. My grandma would always call me her, "little nurse" and would constantly tell me how much better she felt when I would
Thank you for sharing your experience about our forum for this week. For several years that I have been working in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), we have a psychiatrist who comes to our facility once a month and a psychologist who comes twice a week. I always communicate with her if I have some concerns with my patients.
The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon my original definition of nursing metaparadigm concepts critically, and to determine if any changes in my perception towards practice have occurred. The focus of the paper is to critically analyze the transformations that have occurred in my approach to practice. The critical analysis of nursing metaparadigm concepts has resulted in the transformation of my thinking regarding a person, nursing, and environment while my perception regarding the health remains same. Firstly, I discovered the importance of the concept of development in the definition of a person. Secondly, I learned that nursing care should be flexible and should move around the person and their
Humans differ from each other. Some people like to change themselves in a better way, and other accept how bad they are. Your concern may be correct, but it doesn't apply to all kinds of people especially for the one that read this book. Writing journal help people to be honest and it's a way of discovering out new things about themselves such as strengths and weaknesses. However, people may lie about a bunch of stuff, so they don't feel shame in front of the reader, but deep inside their heart they know what the truth is. On the other hand, you may not notice the difference in the writer after his/her first journal entry; things may take an 180-degree turn when it is the finale. For instance, my first writing journal isn't similar to this.
Starting the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelorette of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Jacksonville University in June 2015 was a simple transition for me. I had graduated an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) program in December 2014 and became a licensed RN in January 2015. I had just gotten hired for my first nursing position the month prior to the start of class and had not yet started working. I was very much still in student mode. While this makes it a bit easier to learn and process information in a classroom setting, I had no real world experience to help guide me. Through the knowledge I have gained as a student at Jacksonville University I have become a competent and well-rounded nurse. I am able to quickly problem solve and utilize critical thinking to identify and rectify issues. I have even put together, and will be presenting, and presentation about nursing practice for staff members at the facility where I work.
I have doubted my ability throughout my whole life. Since, I was a kid I had a constant battle with myself regarding my abilities. It had interfered with my goals. Most recently, I had to change my major because I know that I was not going to make it. Throughout my high school career, I’ve always wanted to be in the medical field. More specifically, I’ve always wanted to be a nurse. Although when I started researching I found that it was very difficult getting into a nursing program. From there, I reevaluated my abilities and what I actually wanted to do with my life.
The development of knowledge requires a number of processes in order to establish credible data to ensure the validity and appropriateness of how it can be used in the future. For the healthcare industry, this has provided the ability to create and form new types of interventions in order to give adequate care across a of number of fields within the system. Research then, has been an essential part in providing definitive data, either by disproving previous beliefs or confirming newly found data and methods. Moreover, research in itself contains its own process with a methodological approach. Of the notable methods, quantitative research is often used for its systemic approach (Polit & Beck, 2006). Thus, the use of the scientific method is
Control is and has been a pervasive factor in the lives of many across the world, influencing the way research can be conducted or the way people try to maintain a balance in the weight or appearance. The simple principle has to ability to create complexities for a person both on an external and internal level. An example of this is eating disorders, in which a person manipulates the amount of nutrition they may receive, either by denying oneself or over indulging in it. Healthcare workers, in many aspects are at risk of developing eating disorders since a major contributing factor is perceived stress. Nurses specifically are in a unique position of susceptibility since they are in a high stressed job where control is often difficult to
The nursing profession has been around for a very long time. Through many changes and reforms, it has drastically evolved into the nursing profession we have today. Nurses have an important role within the healthcare industry in the treatment and medical care of the sick. These trusted healthcare professionals continue to make up the largest majority of the healthcare field, as well as the fastest growing occupation. Nursing is a job that allows people to not only care for the sick but also to experience, learn and further their interest in the human body. This course has definitely provided me an insight to the roots of the profession I would like to pursue. I think it is important to know the history of nursing to understand fully on the problems that are affecting the profession. I believe that we cannot effectively address important issues without a foundation of historical knowledge. In other words, by examining the nursing history, I will be able to appreciate my important role as a nurse in the healthcare system. The topics I will be including in my reflection are the works of Florence Nightingale, the affects of World War II, the challenges of Filipinos aspiring to be nurses, and excerpts in Chapter 10 of “A History of American Nursing.”