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e simple understanding of multiplication and division, percentages, conversion of units and the handling of different ratios and proportions in medication.
So, in mastering the skill of numeracy, proper learning framework and teaching is very much required for the nurses so that they can perform not only well in classrooms but also in their practical settings. Adequate guidance and support by practitioners and educators is also required for the new nurses.
In United States a shocking number of patients die every year just because of severe medications errors on the part of the nurses. Institute of Medicine, a generally cited estimate, places thousands of deaths as the result of calculations and medications errors and concludes these errors the fourth leading cause of causalities in United States.
Numbers are very important in medicine and drug therapy. The term numeracy skills mean the utilization and recognition of numeric data or numbers accurately and clearly. This data may be used on forms and in performing other numeric calculations. So, we can say that the use of numeric data in a proper way is very required for a professional nurse. Furthermore, it is also important to use this data effectively and competently which is only possible if a nurse learns the basic skills of numeracy. Remember, the success of any nurse always depends on the professionalism associated with the use of numeric data.
As already mentioned, that nurses always require proper understanding of the numeric data. Some basic courses or entry level lessons in home nursing always include the ability to understand and learn medication calculations plus numeric data related to various tests. These calculations may be in fractions, numbers and percentages and considered as the building blocks of the career of any nurse. So, here the question arises why numeric data is so important? Actually various calculations are always required for the proper assessment of the patient. For example, if
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One of the skills that I have figured out, which I have managed to acquire through my beginning of this nursing career was time management. I was initially poor at managing time and when it comes to planning for my assignments, something always came up which distracted me in the course and made me fail to meet the required deadlines.
There are so many roles, tasks, relationships, unforeseen aspects for negotiation and expectations which tend to make the practice unpredictable and chaotic. But the importance of reflection on what is learnt in practice has been critical in development of the required knowledge and skills.
Lifelong learning entails that everyone working in the National Health Service Trust or NHS continue to update and extend knowledge and skills, which is a vital component in maintaining competent professional practice (Smith & Roberts, 2011, p. 214). This part of the paper deems to explore Continuous Professional Development or CPD by evaluating an example of a Randomized Controlled Trial through analysis of the quality of its methodological activity and by reflecting on the results obtained from the study and its impact to CPD.
HUMAN RESOURCES: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT By name Course Instructor Institution Location Date Introduction Developing oneself and the entire organization is vital due to several reasons. For instance, there is improved performance resulting from an enhancement of personal performance skills.
Professional nurses must understand the method by which the governing body adopts rules and regulations in their state of licensure so that they can be active participants in the development of such regulations. In the Irish healthcare system, nurses are autonomous practitioners with each accountable for his or her own practice and the decisions made.
In this assignment, I am going to reflect on the care of a patient, 76-year-old John where I assisted the patient with eating and drinking. Eating and drinking are integral parts of human existence, and this is a very important part of activities of daily living in Roper model of living.
The goal of this essay is to identify possible areas or aspects of practice which may be improved by re-assessment and evaluation of current practice within a clearly focused professional development plan, accelerating development in that area, making an impact on the lives of individuals, groups and organizations.
tiating professional counseling once one starts feeling stressed, experience disturbed sleeping patterns, anxious or in most cases feeling hopelessness (Walter, Plaumann & Awa, 2010). This is to ensure nurses do not struggle with burnout or their besides overwhelmed by other