Essay on the day of a nurse

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Zainab JallohProfessor Adam .B. Robinson
EGL 1010 LD 37
October 16, 2014 Day of a Nurse Since health care has been one of the most famous, versatile, divergent and demanding sectors for years, there are so many factors that contribute to its success. From medical innovation, quality care, to new discoveries of certain diseases, each and every member of the health care team contributes a great deal to make it what it is today. The sad thing is, in most cases only the health care staffs with higher credentials that take the credit. The nurses are not being acknowledged for their contribution. When in proximity, they are the backbone of the health care industry. The needs nurses provide varied from physical, mental, emotional and social in the broad umbrella of medicine. They spent most of their time working long hours and making sure both the patient and their family members have the proper care and information they need for their progress. Depending on their day weather emergency or non-emergency, each day is entirely different from the other. Nevertheless the differences, nurses still exhibit similar routines and start the day the same. The first preparation for a nurse to start a shift is putting on the right uniform/scrubs and name badge for proper identification. This badge entails his/her name, job title, and place of work. A typical non-emergency day of a registered nurse in a nursing home starts by checking her residents at the beginning of her shift. Checking her resident's entails sharing greetings with her residents, asking them questions about how they are feeling at the moment and if they have any concerns or need help with anything. This first step helps the nurse prepares himself/herself for unprompted emergencies. Checking on his/her residents also give her time to detect concerns that need urgent care. For instance, if there is a resident that have fallen off the bed and could not reach his/her call light, by her walking room to room checking on his/her residents she could detect early fracture or injury and address it immediately. The other step involves obtaining information from a coworker (giving report). Since health care is twenty-four hours, nurses work in shifts. The nurse for the last shift will give a report to the next shift nurse for continuing care of the residents. This report normally covers new changes made to the care plan of the resident, new medicine, discontinuation of old medicine, unusually changes observed on the resident, lab orders to be sent and processed and other progressive medical reports. This report helps the nurses in a great deal on how to be equipped or ready for their job. In the case a resident call with regards to following up information or request, there will be no misinformation, error or dalliance in care. As time mean a lot in the…