Project #13517 - reflection idea

Hi,

Here is an Intervew with a nurse. I need to answer four questions based on the interview in reflection part. 

I appreciate ypur help

Interview

Education: The education needed to practice nursing is an Associate’s degree in nursing, however a Bachelor’s degree in nursing is preferred. This degree is a college degree that includes clinical rotations as well as a preceptorship before graduating. The preceptorship consists of 90 hours at a hospital, working under a licensed registered nurse. Clinical rotations are completed while attending school and as a student nurse you are under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse.

Licensure:There is a registered nurse license needed to practice nursing. The state board of nursing issues the nursing license. Before, your nursing license is issued there is a state exam that needs to be passed called the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination). The test measures the competencies needed to perform safely an effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse. Your license has to be renewed every four years in the state of Arizona, by paying a fee, however there is no test required to renew your license.

 

Certification: Depending on the type of nurse you are practicing determines the certifications needed. I am a neonatal intensive care unit registered nurse and the certifications required are CPR/BLS (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic life support) and a NRP (neonatal resuscitation program). There are no requirements to qualify for the courses. There is a fee that needs to be paid prior to taking the courses, however, sometimes the facility offer certain certification courses needed. These courses may also be taken online or in a classroom environment. After receiving the proper information and practice, a small test is required to determine understanding of the material taught. The certificate is then issued after completing all steps needed.  The privileges for these certifications are having specialized training in that area of nursing. Also, continuing education and receiving the proper knowledge needed to perform as a competent nurse in that area of studies.

 

Scope of Practice: The main level of healthcare that I can practice is Neonatal Intensive Care. I am a registered nurse for neonates and I am not able to prescribe medications. My scope of practice is assessing patients, administering medications, managing patient care, being a patient advocate and following the nursing process (asses, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate patients).

 

Interaction with Pharmacists:We rely on the pharmacist to properly dose our medications, which is especially important in pediatric care.  We also rely on the pharmacist to provide any information needed about the medication prescribed to the patient. For example if two medications are incompatible with each other, the pharmacist should be able to relay that information.

 

View of Pharmacist’s role:The role of the pharmacist in the healthcare system is rather important because they are responsible for dispensing medications properly. They play a big role in patient care as well as others involved in the healthcare team.

 

Barriers to Interaction/Communication: Location can be a barrier because we are in different areas and most of the time relaying information over the phone. Another barrier could be handwritten orders that may be misunderstood.  Lack of communication between the nurse and the pharmacist can cause errors. Med errors can be time consuming to fix. Last but not least, language barriers can be difficult to overcome, however, we have interpreters in the facility at all times if needed.

 

Other:

 

Reflection

What did you learn about this health care profession that you did not know before?

 

Were you surprised by the way this health care professional viewed the role of the pharmacists in the health care system? Explain.

 

 

How has this experience affected the way you will approach working with individuals from other health professions in the future?

 

 

Additional Reflection:

Subject General
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/02/2013 12:00 am
Report DMCA
TutorRating
pallavi

Chat Now!

out of 1971 reviews
More..
amosmm

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
PhyzKyd

Chat Now!

out of 1164 reviews
More..
rajdeep77

Chat Now!

out of 721 reviews
More..
sctys

Chat Now!

out of 1600 reviews
More..
sharadgreen

Chat Now!

out of 770 reviews
More..
topnotcher

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
XXXIAO

Chat Now!

out of 680 reviews
More..
All Rights Reserved. Copyright by AceMyHW.com - Copyright Policy