task, the receiving individual may not go on to delegate the task to another individual. However, the Nurse or individual receiving the delegate task has a right to refuse the task given to them. F. Application Of Nursing Roles defines a scientist as “someone who systematically gathers and uses research and evidence, making a hypothesis and testing it, to gain and share understanding and knowledge.” Nurses undergo this role when practicing in their profession. Nurses are constantly gathering information and using evidence-based research to help better the outcomes for their patients. Research and trials are conducted to determine if a new method is appropriate and results are then shared with others to help determine if a change is needed within the current practice. This process is what relates nurses to the role of a scientist. WGU (2010) defines a nurse as a detective by stating “the nurse uses clinical imagination coupled with nursing science to detect subtitle changes and deviations from expected patterns of being to prevent or control adverse outcomes.” The nurse acts as a detective by using clinical signs to discover changes in a patient’s baseline. For example, if you have a neonatal infant whose respiratory rate is elevated above normal baseline you would use clinical methods to determine what the cause of an increase in respiratory rate could be. As a nurse you would evaluate reason for increased respiratory rate which is typical if an infant is experiencing pain.
TASK 1- C304 12 To determine if an infant is in pain I would assess the infant using a scale known as NPASS or Neonatal Pain, Agitation and Sedation Scale. I would score the infant based on the given categories of to determine if the cause of the increased respiratory rate is related to pain or possibly related to the infant being too hot under the warming bed. Once I establish the reason for the possible increase respiratory rate I can then preform interventions to help make the infant more confrontable. Nurse as a manager of the healing environment is defined by WGU (2010) as a nurse who “creates, coordinates, and advocates for a respectful, interdisciplinary environment that promotes optimal well-being and affirms the dignity of the human experience.” Nurses are responsible for creating a healing environment that promotes the best care for their patients. Nurses must provide care to their patients while establishing a healing environment by promoting positive attitudes to their patients as well as multidisciplinary staff. It is important that the nurse continue to advocate for their patients but doing so in a calm and reassuring manner to help keep their patients at ease. G. ANA Code Of Ethics Provisions Nurses Association also known as ANA has nine provisions listed within the code of Ethics. The two provisions that I have chosen to discuss are Provision 1 and Provision 3. Provision 1 “involves the nurse practicing with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person” Ovid (2014). Provision 3 is where the “nurse promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and safety of the patient” Ovid (2014).
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