You are the nurse manager on a large unit that has 14 FTE RNs on staff, 25 FTE LPNs, and 15 FTE nursing aides, orderlies, and clerks. The schedule for the next 2 months is due in administration by next week, and you are beginning to work on it. Various requests have been submitted by personnel for vacations, educational conferences, time to attend a wedding, and long weekends, and a request from one nurse asks not to be rotated to weekend evenings or nights because her husband bowls on weekends, and she has no babysitter for their three young children. […]
Considering today’s privacy rules, how can you expect to maintain confidentiality when patients are sharing data so freely? How might privacy rules evolve? What are the strengths of using social media in healthcare? What are the challenges of using social media in healthcare? What is the nurse s role in engaging populations to understand information about their health and understand how to access health information resources?
Do you believe that there should be a law outlining the conditions under which a woman’s right to choose how and where she gives birth can be over-ridden for the safety of her unborn child? Why or why not?
Healthcare is a fast-paced environment where the nurse is constantly faced with juggling multiple priorities. This can lead to “cutting corners” behaviors that may lead to unsafe practices. In 2-3 pages, describe examples of unsafe practices that you have observed in your career and explain how these practices can be avoided. Include a discussion of the nurse’s responsibility when he or she observes unsafe practices of others. Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates. Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append […]
When people are faced with terminal illnesses and death, they usually need support and guidance to identify how they want to live the end of their life. The RN can play a vital role in this advance care planning process. Ellen Goodman started what is called “The Conversation project” in 2012 to champion this need. Initial Discussion Post: •Identify and state when the end of life conversations should occur and why at that time(s). •Identify and describe how as an RN you can promote and support this end of life decision process. •Identify and state how the RN’s personal beliefs […]