"The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery or to peaceful death that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible"
The art of helping people feel better as simple and as complex as this.
Born May 13, 1820
Worked The Sisters of Charity
Known as "Lady of the Lamp"
Morality rate went down 400/100 to 22/100
Florence Nightingale used her fame and power to:
Institute reforms in the British healthcare system.
Reformed hospitals, workshops and infirmaires.
Established nursing as a profession.
10 leading cause of death
chronic lower respiratory disease
Set up EBP
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Scope of Practice
Function according to Nursing Practice Act
Laws define the limits we you can do
Standard of Care
National norm standards
Acts to cause harm.
Applying for a license in another state
10 ways to keep your doc out of court
Assese & document with intention
Maintain current standards of care
Apply strategies to your assessment pattern
Apply strategies into the charting
Beware of the error chain
Recognize your learning style
Recognize the limits of your skills and education
Beware of all docu. that you sign
Review your nites after you enter them.
A desired state; things society deems desirable
A duty to do or forbear
Things we are taught to do; strong religious influence
A system of values and behaviors and ideals
Purpose of Ethics 4 context
To address the ?'s of our life and our practice in a variety of contexts.
A duty to tell the truth
Being respondsible for ones actions
"Father Knows Best Method"
The provider tries to act on behalf of the patient and believes that his or her actions are justified b/c of a commitment to act in the best intrest of the patient.
What does the code of ethics provide
Standards and values for professionals
System of principle concering the action of the nurse in relationships with the pts, family and other health care providers.
Wait until certainly-treat until certainly
Trial of therapy
Do no harm
Duty to promote the health & well-being of the patient
Fairness of distrubution of resources, burdens benefits.
SBAR Repoting technique
An interdisciplinary approach to healthcare that bases descisions and practices strategies on the best available evidence including:
Research Quality Improvement Data Clinical Expertise Patient Values Considering Feasibility Risk/Harm and Cost
Top 5 Medical Errors
non surgical treatments
Risk for falls
Health Accquired Infections
BSN programs became popluar after what?
Nursing dx for patients should include problems involving the effects of their culture?
True or False
Our beliefs should come from valid sources: Name the 3