NURSES YOU MOVE ME by Philomena Okeke @Amazon.com
Effective Communication:Communicate well with your patient.
Introduce yourself, for example.”My name is Jenny I will be your nurse from 07am to 3:30pm.Explain your role in the Medical Team to your patient. Write down your name on the chalk board.Update the chalk board.
Assess and Listen: Assess your patient from head to toe, and listen to their needs and concern.For example are they in pain,do they want to change position,use the urinal or use the bedpan.Or do they want to go to the restroom or make a phone call to family or friends.
Effective communication: Communicate well with your patient.Introduce yourself.For example “My name is Jenny I will be your nurse from 7am to 3:30pm”. Explain your role in the medical team to your patient.Write down your name on the board.Update the chalk board.Make the information on the boasess and Listen:Do your 5minutes head to toe assessment.Listen to their needs.What do your patient need ? Is he in pain,does he want to use the restroom,urinal or bedpan?Or does he want to change p
Show Empathy: Be compassionate to the needs and concern of your patient.Prevent falls,keep your patient safe and call light within his reach and the bed in a low position at all times.
Bedside Manner: Keep patient table clean and organized and what he/she needs within reach.For example glasses,earning aids,and denture.
Be knowledgeable: Know your stuff,if you are not sure tell patient that you will call the doctor or will find out and come back.Update them with their plan of care.
Validate Patient feelings: When you show that you understand and demonstrate that you care about what they are going through.It will allow them to trust you.And to discuss freely with you.
No defensive Mechanism:Do not use defensive mechanism.Nobody want or like defensive mechanism especially when you are sick.Tell the patient when you will be back after you finish with them.Be pro-active find out what they need before you leave.
Outside the Hospital: Ask them what they did before they became ill.
By doing so you are letting them realize that you recognize them as a human being that has life before hospitalization.
Involve patient in their care: Patient and his/her family should be involve in his/her plan of care.
Anticipation of Needs: Anticipate your patient needs and do hourly rounding on your patients to make sure that they are comfortable.We all want tender loving care.Will you want extra catch up or napkins from the Restaurants? So do your patient. Before leaving the patient always ask if there is any other anything that you can do for them.
Thank your patient and reassure them that you will be back in one hour.