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Nursing notes

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Nursing notes NURS 104

Heidi Archer
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Intro Professional Nursing
Patrice Lynn Jones
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Heidi Archer on Monday March 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to NURS 104 at Indiana State University taught by Patrice Lynn Jones in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Intro Professional Nursing in Nursing and Health Sciences at Indiana State University.

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Date Created: 03/07/16
Nursing 104 Notes Florence Nightingale Movie  Nursing was not well respected  There was no specific education needed  Women were not a loud to take care of soldiers in the army  Hospitals were dirty \ No cleaning procedures  Infection control began  Triage began The Scope of Nursing  Primary care- promoting health and wellness o Assist with daily activities that enhance quality of life and maximum potential  Primary Care-Preventing Illness o Maintain optimal health by preventing disease  Secondary care/tertiary care-Restoring Health o Early detection through recovery  Tertiary Care- end of life care o Comfort and caring The Roles of Nursing  We assume a number of roles when we provide care to clients  Roles can be carried out simultaneously Care Giver/ Provider  The traditional and most essential role  Encompasses physical, psychological, developmental, cultural, and spiritual need  Refers to direct client care (encompasses critical thinking skills to make decisions)  Care may be provided directly by the nurse or delegated to others Functions of a nurturer, comforter, provider  Activities involves knowledge and sensitivity to what matter and what is important to clients  Manage care  Show concern for client Teacher  Provides information and helps the client to learn or acquire new knowledge and technical skills to maintain or restore health o Encourage compliance o Promotes healthy lifestyle o Interprets information to the client Communicator  Important in nursing roles  Nurses communicate with clients, families, support persons, other health professionals, community agency o Nurses identify problems, concerns, needs, and communications to others verbally or in writing o Essential to have therapeutic communication skills Counselor  Helps client to recognize and cope with stressful psychological or social problems: to develop and improve interpersonal relationships and to promote personal growth Change Agent  Initiate changes or assist clients to make modifications in themselves or in the system of care Client advocate  The nurse acts to protect the client  Involves concern for and actions on behalf of the client to bring about a change o Promotes what is best for the client ensuring that the client needs are met and protecting the clients rights Manager  Makes decisions, coordinates activities of others, allocate resources, evaluate care and personnel  Plans gives direction develops staff monitors etc… Researcher  Participate In identifying significant researchable problems  Evidence based on practice o Participants in scientific investigation and must be a consumer of research findings o Must be aware of research process


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