Summary: The Importance Of Communication In Teamwork

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Whenever I finish doing my morning care with my two residents, I usually help my other peers with their residents. Since, my two residents are fairly independent, and they do not use any mechanical lifts. In addition, I feel that through helping others I learned more about how to work in a team. However, on _____ of June, I help Ms. M, who is caring for two residents who are somewhat dependent, and these residents use two types of mechanical lifts, which include a sit-to-stand lift and a ceiling lift. The first thing that happened was about her second resident, Ms. G, who wanted to go to the toilet. Ms. M’s partner was busy at that time with her primary resident, so I help her out instead of her original partner. We used a sit-to-stand lift …show more content…
In term one, we had a course called self and others. We learned about how to work with other health care teams and how to communicate. According to Underman Boggs (2011), “Safe communication about client care matters needs to be clear, unambiguous, timely, accurate, complete, open and understood by the recipient to reduce errors” (p. 438). In regards to the first situation that we have encountered, we should have plan first what are we going to do and communicate how are we going to do it. Moreover, our instructor advice us to be more organized, coordinated and careful when helping one another. The key thing is to communicate more effectively. If we communicated more effectively, the resident will not be in an unsafe environment. “Poor communication practices in health care are a root cause of poor outcomes for patients. Effective communication is essential to the role of nurses in influencing and improving patient outcomes” (Johnson, Carta, & Throndson, K. (2015). Nurses and other health care professionals need to communicate constantly in order to avoid errors, or having the patient in an unsafe situation. Similarly, in the second experience, we should work on enhancing our communication skills to avoid delaying the process of providing care. Thus, it is easier for the resident and for us. According to Childress (2015) “Studies in a variety of settings have concluded that communication affects the quality of patient care, team satisfaction, and nursing turnover rates” (p.23). To avoid forgetting small things, health care professionals who are involved in the team should collaborate with one another and be aware of the situation of the patient or the resident. In this case, when making a decision everything will be more organized and coordinated. “Collective situation awareness when each member becomes sufficiently informed to effectively

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