A sense of cohesion and teamwork in nursing is beneficial both to staff and patients. Better teamwork provides higher rates of job satisfaction and quality of patient care. A hospital employee who feels as though he is part of a team will feel more supported and confident in his care of patients.
Improving teamwork on the hospital floor can be improved using 5 steps.
Value diversity – Team members must understand that different people can perform the same task in different ways. Team members who have an open mind to diverse situations are also likely to increase their own knowledge base.
Be open to suggestions – Egos and solid teamwork don’t mix. A team member may not like the suggestion of a colleague but he should be receptive as it may be in the better interest of the patient.
Have a sense of purpose – Teams operate more successfully when all members share a common goal and feel valued. All team members should frequently think of why they entered the medical field.
Offer assistance – If a team member sees an opportunity to help another he should help even if the task is not his job. Teamwork is about providing support and knowing help will be available when needed.
Laugh – Nursing can be a stressful career. Making light of appropriate situations will ease tension within the group and help to solidify the social bonds of the team.
So very grateful for those who help me elevate... thanks to my #BizBestie for celebrating me. Chapter 34 has started 💫💫💫
Sending some virtual birthday love to my "nurse in crime" "biz bestie" and motivator to get up and kick ass!!!! Happy Birthday @nicolethomasinc 🎉🎂👑🎁 #BizBestie#GOALFriends#NursePower#BirthdayGirl
Ah well...I am glad about this. I went to Anna's Deli for lunch today. I normally pack my lunch for work. But I made the very weird choice to sleep in until 7:30 this morning. Which gave me less than 30 minutes to get ready. (Note to self: don't decide anything while half asleep). Anyway, I made the last minute decision to eat lunch somewhere that's not my usual. (Change is hard y'all) I ended up at Anna's Deli. I ordered the chicken salad. Then I thought I'd better get chips and a drink too. And yikes......the total was nearly $12! Here's the bright side: the chicken salad was OUTSTANDING. I mean it's number 2 to MY own number 1 (ya I'm bragging). The sandwich was giant too. I ate half of it and then just ate the chicken salad without the bread. Here's what I recommend for the budget minded: get 1/2 sandwich and water to drink. And skip the chips. That's about $5. I will be back next time I sleep in. #annasdeli#annasdeliutc#foodie#fresh#foodporn#weekendshift#nursesrock#nursesrule
How do I give a bed bath?
Always make sure the person cannot fall out of bed if you need to walk away.
Wet the washcloth without soap. Gently wipe one eyelid by wiping from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Pat the eyelid dry and repeat on the other eyelid.
With soap and water, wash and dry the person's face, neck, and ears.
Wash 1 side of the body from head to toe and then repeat on the other side. Pull the blanket or towel back while you wash, and cover when you are done. Start by washing the shoulder, upper body, arm, and hand. Move to the hip, legs, and feet. Rinse each area free from soap and pat dry before moving to the next. Check for redness and sores during the bed bath.
Change the bath water before you wash the genital area.
The genital area is the last area to be washed. You may need to bend the person's knees to help reach the area better. For women, wash the genital area from front to back. For men, make sure you wash around the testicles. To clean between the buttocks, you may need to help the person roll onto his side.
What should be done after the bed bath?
Rub lotion onto the person's arms, legs, feet, or other dry skin areas.
Remove all wet towels and help the person dress.
Dump the dirty water and clean the water basins.
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CURRENT SITUATION--- I'm not even lying, this is my life right now 🏥💉💊 After a 13 hour shift, it's time for this nurse gal to snuggle with her pup and sleep and sleep and sleep and eat and workout and back to work I go. The dishes will just have to come later. Good night world 🌎💜
A little Saturday morning quiet time is good for the soul ❤️ Rather than getting a new book, I decided to look through my own bookshelves for titles I had never bothered to read and came across this one: The Will of God as a Way of Life. Chapter 1 done and I already resonate with the author.
We go through life searching for what it is that we're 'supposed' to do - and the thought of choosing wrongly can be paralyzing. But rather than only paying attention to life's big decisions, we also need to make sure to focus on how we live our daily lives and the seemingly insignificant choices we make every day. These are the things that ultimately build our character and lead towards God's will for us.
#wakeupcall for sure. Too often I've found myself striving for future goals that I forget to live in the present moment.
I had to get this book years ago for school and never read it because I already thought I knew what God's will for my life was. I don't think it's a coincidence I decided to pick it up today - a time in my life where I think it directly applies. ❤️