Patient Care Journal of Nursing

Let’s Look Back, at TEAM Nursing!

Let’s Look Back, at TEAM Nursing!

Tags: nursing assistant patient care patient identification Team Nursing

Team nursing while working as a new nurse meant 3 sets of eyes on our patient load. The RN was required to start I.V.’s, take off doctors’ orders and administer I.V. push medication, but the RN was ENGAGED directly in patient care under this style of nursing! The nursing assistant and the RN worked side-by-side to provide outstanding care to the patient without the RN (myself, in this example), feeling chained to the medication cart and having the feeling that taking time out for patient care would make me late for a medication pass. Perhaps other nurses in my era didn’t appreciate this style of nursing care, but in more recent days, primary nursing is the paradigm.

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Applying Current Standards of Wound Care Practice: Improve Patient Outcomes and Save Precious Time

Applying Current Standards of Wound Care Practice: Improve Patient Outcomes and Save Precious Time

Tags: improvements patient care patient outcomes standard of care wound care

By applying the principles of Moist Wound Healing we can provide patients with excellent wound care while saving precious nursing time and resources.

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Nurses Eat Their Young; An Insight Into Systematic Hazing and its Implications on Patient Care

Nurses Eat Their Young; An Insight Into Systematic Hazing and its Implications on Patient Care

Tags: bullying hazing nursing nursing students patient care stress student nurse

I am a nursing student that worked as a CNA for six years. I was inspired to write this from my own experiences that I have encountered while working in the field of nursing.

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The Importance of Educating in Real-Time

The Importance of Educating in Real-Time

Tags: acute care critical thinking educating nursing education patient care patient safety perioperative teaching

Working in the acute care hospital, provides many opportunities to learn. As healthcare workers, we must recognize and act quickly on any situation that puts a patient at risk. A recent situation occurred in the hospital that required both the need to act and to provide education in real-time.

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Increasing demands on nurses and the role of the nurse educator: Developing nursing competencies

Increasing demands on nurses and the role of the nurse educator: Developing nursing competencies

Tags: Competency Nurse Education Nurse Educator patient care patient outcomes patient safety performance

Increasing demands of todays healthcare environment poses many challenges for nurses providing care at the bedside. Nurse educators are in a position to develop nursing competencies that support nurses and assist them in the provision of safe, quality patient care.

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Improving Patient Care While Decreasing Costs: The Benefits, Barriers, and Student Perspectives on Nurse Residency Programs

Improving Patient Care While Decreasing Costs: The Benefits, Barriers, and Student Perspectives on Nurse Residency Programs

Tags: decreasing costs Floating graduates improving patient care new graduate nurses nursing nursing school nursing students patient care student perspectives violence

Many professions have long since realized that a vast divide exists between the classroom and real-world practice and, thus, have mandated transitional programs. Nursing lacks such an intermediate step as part of its professional training although new nurses are pressured to provide both safe and competent care to increasingly complex patients without any transitional support. To fill this gap many institutions have begun to implement their own nurse-residency programs [NRPs]. However, since not all institutions have introduced such transition-into-practice programs barriers must exist. Nationwide, NRPs are shrouded in confusion, false perceptions, and concerns that hinder their implementation. This manuscript was compiled to help shed light onto the reasons for the lack of implementation and provides evidence of the importance and overall benefits for such programs. Personal perspectives are also provided from the authors in order to gain a nursing-student perspective about these transitional programs.

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A Valuable Lesson on Loss

A Valuable Lesson on Loss

Tags: independence Lessons Learned loss Manuscript patient care patient experience reflection

I account a patient experience where I learned lessons on loss, independence, and not passing judgements.

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Effect of Evidence-Based Method Clinical Education on Patients Care Quality and Their Satisfaction

Effect of Evidence-Based Method Clinical Education on Patients Care Quality and Their Satisfaction

Tags: clinical Clinical Education clinicals Evidence-based nursing patient care patient education patient satisfaction student nurse students

Nowadays, evidence-based education with a serious purpose, explicit and rational than the best current evidence to decision-making in nursing education has been addressed. This study aimed to assess the effect of clinical evidence based on the quality of patient care was performed Usual care based on traditional evidence-based care training has been under almost identical. Student feedback questionnaire data, patient satisfaction and quality of care were collected and then were analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics. This study suggests that the use of evidence-based education in nursing care is not only effective as traditional education. But also knowledge and skills and promote high quality of care and the patient's hospital stay and costs were reduced.

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Distress and Depression Among Bone and Marrow Transplant Patients

Distress and Depression Among Bone and Marrow Transplant Patients

Tags: BMT cancer patients depression distress patient care stress therapy treatment

Bone and Marrow Transplant (BMT) is a five step treatment process: screening, collecting, conditioning, infusion, and engraftment. Bone and marrow transplant treatment is very aggressive that creates significant physical, social, psychological, and emotional stress. During the treatment process, many BMT recipients experience and display a wide array of psychosocial disorders including distress, anxiety, and depression. The way an individual experiences and copes with the distress, anxiety, and depression contributes to the physiological, psychological, and psychosocial outcomes of BMT treatment.

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