Nursing discussion board

 

Module 1 Discussion: HPMP

Review the HPMP Orientation HandbookPreview the document  and then substantively reply to the following question in 200 words or more: “Should nurses with substance abuse disorders be allowed to provide direct patient care?”  In your response, discuss how the ANA Code of Ethics for NursesPreview the document and the ICN Code of EthicsPreview the document applies to the situation. Be sure to review the Grading Rubric for important information.

Module 2:

 

Safety Assignment: 

  1. Isolation Precaution
    What is MRSA and how can it be spread from one patient to another? What precautions must the nurse take to prevent the spread of this organism?
  2. Team meeting
    Dena suggests that urinary catheters be removed as soon as possible. What is her rationale for this and why did the other nurses seem resistant to the idea?
  3. Infection Control Team
    How might the use of an inter-professional team work toward improved infection control in the hospital setting? Is there one in your professional setting?
  4. Patient Question about handwashing
    Consider how you will incorporate handwashing into your practice? Can you think of ways to reinforce this practice?
  5. Family member
    Communication with family is vital in nursing. How would you feel if you were the family member and were told that you needed to gown and glove every time you came to see your family member? How would you as the nurse reinforce to family the need to follow precaution policies?
  6. Dr. Greene
    Give three examples of how nurses can assist in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections? Consider what you have seen on the video, your readings and the lecture on infection prevention.