Key Point 3I have started to pay close attention to these fall screenings and Morse Fall Scales andtake my time to properly complete them. I have also improved and will further attempt to label all my patients who are “fall risk” criteria with the appropriate fall risk bracelets which is part of our policy and protocol at my hospital. Out of my 3 shift per week I will be assigned to triage at least 1-2 shift so since I am the first nurse who is having contact with them as they walk into our facility, I find it very important to assess their fall risks while they are in our ED.Module 4: Identify 3 key points form this module. Reflect on how why each point is important, how it impacts on your work experience or nursing practice, and how will you change your practice in the future based on each key area.Key Point 1This weeks module involved making a resume which included our future graduation date from UTA in December 2019. It's an accomplishment that will have been hard earned but very worth it. I have many co-workers who have gone through expensive fast-track BSN programs and have told me that it was "really easy" so it makes me think of what they are gaining as a student. I have learned lots of information on many of my courses here at UTA, and like other students who have taken this course have stated, it is a challenging program to accomplish. I also see how this weeks assignment gives the students an idea of what some of their very own resumes may look like come graduation if any of them are seeking a new role after completing thisBSN program which could be very beneficial for these students. The provided rubic has given us a great outline of what to include in a good, professional nursing
resume.Key Point 2Looking at my resume discussions and seeing the organizations I currently take part of makes me appreciate the information I receive on a monthly basis and can honestlysay that I have incorporated some of the information I learn about into my nursing practice while in the ED so I see the benefit of taking part of these organizations that are dedicated to your specialty. I see how organizations such as the ANA are good to inform nurses of many of the legislative problems and accomplishments being made for nursing practices in each state which is why I am also a member of this organization.Key Point 3I have seen how many of the other students have taken the time to get certifications specific to their units such as their CCRN and CEN which encourages me to get my CEN certification in the near future. If you are going to be dedicated to a certain unit for a long period of time I see the importance to one to continue learning and getting such certifications to enhance their knowledge and skill set for their unit which will contribute to better patient care. You can also be a great resource for newer nurses and for experienced nurses, teaching them what you have learned from accomplishing these certifications.
- Fall '15
- Tammy Eades