ABOUT THE STANDARDS OF CARE

The standards of care are an essential part of  the
Nursing profession. It provides guidelines within a
framework of practices that ensure each nurse delivers
an acceptable standard of care. In order to accomplish
this, it is necessary to have continuity.

Every Institution has expectations of the nurse doing
a job which would be looked upon as more than satisfactory
and maintain this quality of care.

 

 

 

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What is the Nursing Process?
For the most part, the nursing process = 5 Steps
A – Assessment
D – Diagnosis
P – Planning
I – Implementation
E – Evaluation
The image above describes how the nursing process is used.
An example is given of a patient who is admitted to the ICU.
The nurse does an assessment.
The doctor makes a diagnosis.
The nurses devises a plan that will target improvement in
the patient’s condition.
The nurse works with the other staff members to implement
the plan of care.
It is important to evaluate the progress that is made from the
patient’s plan of care.

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NURSING COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Nursing communication is an essential part of a day’s work.
Enjoy watching the videos:
The New Nurse Nursing Communication Skills Part 2
Part 1 Communication Skills

 

 

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PREVENTING HYPOTHERMIA IN THE POST OPERATIVE PATIENT

The Care Plan is routinely used to maintain a standard of care.
Patient diagnosis, treatment and potential problems with patient
status is reflected in the Care Plan.
The image above is a reflection of the potential problems that the nurse
will address in the postoperative patient:
– Dehydration
– Hypothermia
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Related videos:
The Care Plan
Sessions for Nurses 20, IV site care

 

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WHAT IS DVT PREVENTION?
DVT (Deep vein thrombosis) should be prevented at all costs.
This may occur, when a patient is confined to bed and correct
measures are not taken to ensure  proper circulation.
The person on a long airplane flight with poor leg movement
may also be prone to this condition.
Blood clots (emboli) may form in the veins of the calf and an
embolus (clot) can break off and migrate to the lungs, causing
PE ( Pulmonary Embolism).
SCD (sequential compression device) is used in the prevention
of  blood clots.
You may also enjoy watching these videos:
Sessions 50 Afib and DVT
The New Nurse the Care Plan and Nursing Diagnosis

NURSING CLINICAL SCENARIOS
The image below demonstrates the need for the nurse
to take appropriate intervention or do an assessment.

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WHAT DOES BEING A TRIAGE NURSE MEAN?

The triage nurse  ( works in the ER) has the

responsibility of prioritizing which patient is

critical and needs immediate attention and which

patient can wait longer to be seen.

Learn more, by watching the video:

The New Nurse The Triage nurse and the Emergency Room.