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In other words, it provides others with written evidence as to why certain events or steps have been taken by the nurse creating the written record, whether these prove to be right or wrong. Nevertheless, one definition that includes a more positive view on accountability is that ?it is an innate certainty as an expert that permits a medical attendant to take pride in being straightforward about the way he or she has completed their practice" (Caulfield, 2005: 3).
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Principles of Nursing. For the purposes of this assignment I have chosen Principal A, it is about treating people with dignity, humanity, equality and diversity.
He was 92 an ex-smoker. This disease is terminal according to ( Garcia-Aymerich 2001). Patient X has been depressed and feels guilty of putting himself and his family through this. He has just been re admitted into the ward the principle of dignity, humanity equality and diversity has been implemented .Whilst checking his vital signs something seems not right. He is starting to deteriorate , he is using his ascesssory muscles. He was finding it difficult to keep his oxygen mask on.
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The information that I would cascade down to the registered practitioner would be the patients observations, any changes in their bowel movements i.e. loose bowels that require monitoring, if they were I pain or if I noticed any markings on their skin (pressure damage) whilst helping with their personal care. Throughout my Trainee Assistant Practitioner training course I have grown in confidence in dealing with any issues regarding my patients, I now feel more confident to speak to the Doctors and any members of the (MDT).
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Essay by trainee practitioner. During my time spent on placement on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) I looked after a young 20 year old male with traumatic head injuries
During my time spent on placement on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) I looked after a young 20 year old male with traumatic head injuries he was physically and sexually assaulted during a night out in Leeds. He came in to Accident and Emergency (A&E) at 03.20 the patient was intubated and ventilated on arrival he then underwent extensive brain surgery he had a craniotomy in theatre (removal of bone flap) he was admitted to (ICU) at 11.00 after having extensive surgery for a Traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was an unknown patient as all his identity wallet and phone had been stolen, he was clinically dead when he was admitted to (ICU)
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