What nurses do?
In a field as varied as nursing, there is no typical answer. Responsibilities can range from making acute treatment decisions to providing inoculations in schools. The key unifying characteristic in every role is the skill and drive that it takes to be a nurse. Through long-term monitoring of patients’ behavior and knowledge-based expertise, nurses are best placed to take an all-encompassing view of a patient’s well being.
All nurses complete a rigorous program of extensive education and study, and work directly with patients, families, and communities using the core values of the nursing process.
Registered nurses (RN) form the backbone of health care provision.
Key Responsibilities of RN: Perform physical exams and health histories before making critical decisions; Provide health promotion; Counselling and education; Administer medications and other personalized interventions ;Coordinate care, in collaboration with a wide array of health care professional
What is the nursing process?
No matter what their field or specialty, all nurses utilize the same nursing process; a scientific method designed to deliver the very best in patient care, through five simple steps.
- Assessment - Nurses assess patients on an in-depth physiological, economic, social and lifestyle basis.
- Diagnosis - Through careful consideration of both physical symptoms and patient behaviour, the nurse forms a diagnosis.
- Outcomes / Planning - The nurse uses their expertise to set realistic goals for the patient’s recovery. These objectives are then closely monitored.
- Implementation - By accurately implementing the care plan, nurses guarantee consistency of care for the patient whilst meticulously documenting their progress.
- Evaluation - By closely analyzing the effectiveness of the care plan and studying patient response, the nurse hones the plan to achieve the very best patient outcomes.
Continuous Nursing Education at CSH is a very active program that is managed by Nursing Management in the hospital, all over the year there are many educational activities, conducted almost in daily basis at different level; Departmental and unit level.
All nurses have the chance to participate in the continuous education presentations, as part of the empowerment strategy that the nursing director implement, in addition to that, nursing department organising yearly nurses scientific day, that gather many CPD Accredited presentations at one day, giving the nurses the opportunity to know the latest updates about many specialities in that day . Moreover, Continuous professional Development (CPD) presentations are part of the regular activities that nursing management keen to arrange regularly, so that all nurses can use that CPD points for their license renewal.
Engaging newly employed nurses in the nursing orientation program delivers excitement in nursing profession and to seek out educational opportunities. It will help the nurses to thrive and adapt to their new workplace. It is designed to ensure that all nurses receive consistent information within their new health care facility.
It is a one day course program conducted by the nursing educator with four phase’s course outline which plays a vital role for the nurses and essential management strategy to cope up with the new job acceptance. Welcoming and inspirational message to newly hired nurses is being undertaken by the Director of Nursing at the earlier stage of the program
Modules of discussion:
- Nursing policies and procedure – it talks about nursing mission and vison, external/ internal work process, scope and operational services. Structure and governance. Nursing organizational chart. Attendance. Dress code, leave policy, performance appraisal/ preceptorship and competencies which requires active listening skills.
- International patient safety goals. – it is a set of standard to deliver a safe quality nursing care such as correct patient identification, effective communication, safety of high alert medication, ensure safe surgery prevention of health care associated infection and prevention of falls which requires active listening skills, and full participation.
- Nursing ethics – it overviews about the social media mindful boundaries of nurses at work like technology literacy, confidentiality, privacy, belief, defamation, bullying and nursing violence.
- Communication and documentation – It mirrors about channel and ways to communicate, hospital code, proper way of documentation. Pain tool assessment.
- Hospital tour – to familiarize with the organizational structure
By initiating this training we do believe that it will help the nurses to lessen their jitters, and to understand their limitation. A better chance to succeed and carry out best quality nursing care. Allowing the staff to build a knowledge and progressively increase expertise over a period of time.
Our goal is to promote the importance of hand hygiene among our patients, relatives, visitors, and co-workers. And our mission is to reduce the possibilities of healthcare associated infection by reinforcing basic infection control measures and practices. We render this with the help of our infection control team that collaborates closely with infection control link representative in all areas of the hospital to ensure full coverage of infection control practices.
In infection control we carry the values of Evidence-based practice and continuous improvement of practices and staff rendering safe and effective infection control measures towards procedure, patient, relative, and co-workers.
What is CHS is doing to prevent infection?
All staff from different discipline is having active participation in implementing standard precautions and all received a regular training and competencies. We carry out hand hygiene monitoring based on 5 moments and 6 steps of proper hand hygiene techniques. We also include our patients, visitors, as well as other staff to promote importance of hand hygiene.
All our staff, including doctors, nurses, other health care workers, and senior management are committed to protecting our patients from infection and ensuring all policies, procedure, and guideline are based on the best practice safeguarding their health and rights.
International Nurses Day (IND) is an international day celebrated around the world on 12 May every year since 1965, to mark the contributions nurses make to society.
Nurses have an enormous amount of knowledge and many diverse skills they spend years perfecting and developing, all the time working in decidedly tough environments where extreme stress is just a part of the job. Nurses help bring new life into the world, care tirelessly for the sick and injured, and sometimes watch the patients they did everything to save pass away despite their best efforts. Acknowledge the hard work, long hours, and emotional duress that are part of the life of every nurse on International Nurses Day.
How to Celebrate International Nurses Day :
If you are feeling especially grateful for the way a certain nurse took care of you (fed you, brought you a blanket, cleaned vomit off of you, monitored your vital signs, made sure you were getting the right pills, changed your wound dressings, helped you get to the bathroom , or any of the hundreds of other things nurses do),international nursed day is the day to show that gratitude. So, Because this day is all about celebrating nurses’ endless contributions to society, take this opportunity to show a nurse who has taken care of you how much you appreciate him or her. Many people neglect to thank their nurses at all, seeing them only as robots who only know how to follow the doctor’s orders, so every little way to say a simple “thank you” will definitely make that nurse’s day.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) believes that health is a human right. ICN is at the forefront of advocating for access to health and nurses are the key to delivering it. All over the world, there are individuals and communities who are suffering from illness due to a lack of accessible and affordable health care. But we must also remember that the right to health applies to nurses as well! We know that improved quality and safety for patients depends on positive working environments for staff. That means the right to a safe working environment, adequate remuneration, and access to resources, and education. We must add to this the right to be heard and have a voice in decision making and policy development implementation! (Annette Kennedy President, International Council of Nurses)
Nurses are essential in transforming health care and health systems so that no person is left behind. Nurses can be a voice to lead by improving access to care; enabling a people– centred approach to health; and by ensuring their voices are heard in influencing health policy, planning and provision. It is now time to stand together and speak as one. We must speak louder. We need to speak clearer. With the resources that we currently have available to us, it is no longer acceptable to deny any human the right to health care. Make Your Voice be a voice to lead for health is a human right.