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Nursing: The Caring Profession

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Nursing: The Caring Profession

Unread post by Matron Ben » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:46 pm

You don't have to have a calling to be a good nurse, but you do have to care. I'd go so far as to say FIRST you have to care. Lots of great nurses are in it for the money, but one characteristic all great nurses share is that they care about their patients. I would argue that someone who doesn't care should not even BE a nurse!

I’ve gone on record as vigorously opposing the idea that one must have a “calling” to become a nurse, or even to become a good nurse. Even someone who is just in it “for the money” can be a fabulous nurse, and someone who has a calling can be totally incompetent. To be a nurse, you need to be able to communicate well in English (both oral and written form), understand enough mathematics to calculate drug dosages, memorize that a PT goes in a blue tube and a Chem panel in a gold top (or whatever color coding your institution uses), be able to make assessments, plan care and you must be able to utilize your critical thinking skills. (And myriad other things that I could spend all day enumerating without ever getting to my point.)



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Re: Nursing: The Caring Profession

Unread post by Queenet » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:50 am

N is for the Nurses. Who work both night and day.
U is for how they care. In their Understanding way.
R is for the Reasons. They do the things they do.
S is for the Shot of hope. They give to me and you.
E is for Every time you’re hurt. They provide us care.
S is so you can be Sure. They are always there. – Edwin Hofert.
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Unread post by Queenet » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:56 am

Nurses are first and foremost caregivers. That means they not only need to know a lot of technical and practical information, but they have to be very good at delivering it in many different and often stressful situations. Patient surveys confirm that a confident demeanor, good interpersonal and organizational skills, a methodical and unhurried approach and a positive attitude contribute to the perception of competence.
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:21 pm

Folashade Onibudo Agbaje

Dear Nurses :LET YOUR WORDS BE FEW.
If we must discuss with patients, it must be within ethical boundaries, it must be clinical or psychologically oriented.

We must learn to chose and season our words, we must talk intelligently to attract respect and our discussion must be solutions driven, not made of words that have no value, we must desist from any form of gossips and use of idle words.

We must command respect the way we act and talk in private and public especially with our patients, relatives, colleagues and other professionals within the health care family. Review Case notes, read nursing process, read books, go on line, ask questions, don't resist learning, do intellectual brainstorming and accept corrections.

Do not bully and remember that, the way you respect each other before patients and other health care givers will determine the level of their regards for nursing and nurses. Respect your seniors if you want to be lifted, seniors should correct in love and not in the public open ward.

Let us hold ourselves and our profession very high. Yes! We can!!!, Nursing is noble, let the world see the nobility in us. Act well, talk well and be friendly even when you are stressed up. You are special to man, whether they appreciate it or not,

God appreciates every sacrifice you make in the practice of your profession, therefore, walk tall, stay blessed AND ALWAYS REMEMBER "NO OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL CAN DO WHAT YOU DO FOR YOUR CLIENTS AND PATIENTS BETTER THAN YOU".
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Re: Nursing: The Caring Profession

Unread post by Queenet » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:02 pm

Only in Nursing
1. You will never have time of your own as leisure, you are always occupied.
2. You will keep on loosing friends and families due to unexplained reasons.
3. You will be busy even at the time of prayers, no more Sundays,no more Sallah celebrations or Christmas or new year.
4. You will love your patients more than anyone.
5. Your priority always is to see that your
patients are in comfort.
6. You will buy a very nice car but always parked inside the hospital.
7. You will build a very nice house but always on call and night duties in the hospital.
8. You will buy very expensive clothes but always with uniforms.
9. You will always buy expensive scents and sprays but live under the antiseptics of the hospital.
10. You will be slapped by patients relatives for not saving their loved ones despite trying your best.
11. Spent sleepless nights reading just to ensure somebody is safe not knowing his/her religion, tribe, ethnicity or region but all what we know is his health.
12. You are humiliated by the patients, client relatives and the Authority but never fight back.
13. You cried at home and smiled in the hospital while hiding your tears.
14. You put smile on people's face while you have pain and sorrow in your heart.
15. You save people's life while you endangered your life.
We are different,
We are born to serve humanity,
Proudly a NURSE!
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Re: Nursing: The Caring Profession

Unread post by marvelAnna125 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:00 pm

Stability, wide deviation of nursing professions, in charge, and high pay. nursing is by the same token such a wide business that there are so various opportunities unsound there.

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Unread post by Queenet » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:35 am

"KUDOS TO ALL NURSES

Shout out to all the nurses out there who are taking care of sick patients. It's one thing to write prescriptions, its another for them to be administered appropriately and timely.

Thanks to all nurses staying up all night to monitor intravenous fluids.

Thanks to all the nurses setting alarms in their brains to remember whose drugs are due.

Thanks to all the nurses giving injections with the least painful technique and massaging the muscles after

Thanks to all the nurses making beds, turning patients, giving encouraging words and helping patientsv through the fight back to health.

You are loved, you are blessed, you are appreciated.
Thumbs up!

Appreciate a Nurse today.
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Re: Nursing: The Caring Profession

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:02 pm

Patient Care
A nurse is a caregiver for patients and helps to manage physical needs, prevent illness, and treat health conditions. To do this, they need to observe and monitor the patient, recording any relevant information to aid in treatment decision-making.
Throughout the treatment process, the nurse follows the progress of the patient and acts accordingly with the patient’s best interests in mind. The care provided by a nurse extends beyond the administration of medications and other therapies. They are responsible for the holistic care of patients, which encompasses the psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs of the individual.

Patient Advocacy
The patient is the first priority of the nurse. The role of the nurse is to advocate for the best interests of the patient and to maintain the patient’s dignity throughout treatment and care. This may include making suggestions in the treatment plan of patients, in collaboration with other health professionals.

Planning of Care
A nurse is directly involved in the decision-making process for the treatment of patients. It is important that they are able to think critically when assessing patient signs and identifying potential problems so that they can make the appropriate recommendations and actions.

Patient Educationand Support
A nurse should take the time to explain to the patient and their family or caregiver what to do and what to expect when they leave the hospital or medical clinic. They should also make sure that the patient feels supported and knows where to seek additional information, if needed, is crucial.
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Unread post by Queenet » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:24 am

Nursing is one of the most exciting and in-demand jobs in the world today. The profession is known globally for having excellent wages and greater benefits. However, the idea that nurses are nothing more than a supplementary asset for doctors is just one of the many preconceived notions that nurses have been facing for years.

People often think that nursing is just an easier alternative to becoming a doctor.
When can we escape from this? Probably not, and that’s beyond our control. But this irrational assumption has proved nothing through the years. It only motivated nurses from showing the world their worth and how much of a difference nursing makes.

So what can we do about this? Plain and simple. If you are a nurse, then you should wear the title with pride. Not many people are capable of doing what you do, and even fewer are capable of doing it with the charisma and passion you do it with.

Just always remember that we, nurses, are unique.
We have the power to promote comfort and relieve strife. Many times we are gifted with the privilege of seeing rapid results of our caring actions. The true benefits of nursing are felt in our minds and hearts. No matter how hard we try, only a nurse can truly understand and appreciate the magnitudour job

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Nurse Is'haq A. Kinbokun
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Re: Nursing: The Caring Profession

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:53 pm

Nursing can be defined as a Process by which a Patient is helped by a Nurse to recover from an illness, injury, or to regain as much as independence as possible.
Much is involve in that process.
It is more than just the Performance of routine test,
Such as Checking the pulse, and Blood Pressure.
The Nurse play an integral role in the Patient's recovery.
Very Proficient nurses are more concerned with the Patient's overall reaction to the disorder than the disorder itself,
And are devoted to the control of physical pain,
The relief of mental suffering
And when possible the aviodance of Complications.
In addition the Nurse offer Understanding care which involved Listening with Patience to axieties and fears and providing Emotional Support and Comfort.

Today, Nurses make up what is consindered to be the Largest Professional group in our Healthcare system.
Nursing is not what it was in the days of "FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE" or even fifty years ago.
HOWEVER, many Doctors and even non Doctors apppreciate the role of Nurses in the hospital.
Good Nurses also teach Doctors.
Nurses as the KEY health Professionals, are in a Unique Position to act as Powerful Advocates for a healthy Planet.
Indeed their Contribution to Health Services covers the Whole spectrum of HEALTH CARE.
It is Clear that Nurses are the Back Bone of most healthy Care teams..

GOD BLESS THIS PROFESSION
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