Florence Nightingale Concept Of Patient Care

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“If a patient is cold, if a patient is feverish, if a patient is faint, if he is sick after taking food, if he has a bed sore, it is generally the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing.” Florence Nightingale. I’m a firm believer that we give medication to satisfy patients. I believe throughout the past many people become very unsatisfied with the care they were receiving and unhappy if they did receive the medication they believed they needed, because of this I believe doctors prescribe medication to make the patient happy. As a soon to be nurse I would love see other actions taken before we inject medication if not necessary. I do believe that there are many cases the patient needs medication for such things like severe pain, but I …show more content…
These concepts include; ventilation and warming, light and noise, cleanliness of the area, health of houses, bedding, personal cleanliness, variety, hope and advice, food and observation. Nightingale believed if the nurse would implement these environmental considerations into her daily plan of care it could go far more than a medication. Some examples of each include; open doors use AC to ventilate air if body temp allows. Develop and implant adequate lighting in the patient’s room. Keep the room free from dust and dirt. Make sure bedside table is free of trash, keeping the room clean can reduce risk of injury. Pure air, water and drainage. Fresh water and the restroom is working. Asses the noise level in the room and surrounding area. Assess the bed and bedding for wetness and wrinkles. Attempt to keep the client dry and clean at all times. Perform a skin assess for bed sores. Variety could include cards, pictures, books. Avoid talking without reason and giving hope that’s not a fact. Take note of the type of food the patient likes and dislikes. Make sure pt has a choice of healthy foods. Observe everything about the pt, record all observations and make sure they are …show more content…
Nursing requires skill from mathematics, science, communication, theories and technology. The nursing profession requires individuals to sit for boards, maintain accreditation and a certain amount of education yearly. The most interesting thing about working in the nursing profession is you can follow your own interest and beliefs by working with any group of people. For example, if you don’t believe in abortions you can work in an area that has little to do with abortions. Another good thing about the nursing profession is you can go how high in the career ladder you want. Many people choose to stay an Associate Degree nurse their whole career while others choose to receive their bachelors or master. Others may choose to become educators or managers. The option is yours and in this profession it’s not looked down on to stay with an Associate’s

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