Assignment: Discuss Common Hazards
Assignment: Discuss Common Hazards
Week 1 discussion
Take some time to research the many hazards that you will face as you take care of your patient. Describe one hazard that could harm you and/or you patient in the healthcare setting. What actions can nurses take to prevent harm to your patient or self?
Week 2 discussion
Mobility that Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle
Mobility can have either a positive or negative impact on our patient’s lives. You are the nurse of an older adult who is being discharged and need to provide education for the promotion of safe ambulation. How can mobility promote a healthy lifestyle?
Week 3 discussion
The elimination patterns of our patients are very important to know as we continue to assess and do our care plans. How can impaired elimination affect the integumentary system?
Week 4 discussion
Clinical judgment in our daily practice can influence how we (nurses) take care of our patients. Our everyday care of our patients also incorporate ethical care and charting. Why should nursing include evidence-based practice into their daily routine?
Week 5 discussion
Why is surgical integrity important when dealing with patient care?
Week 6 discussion
What role does immunity play when caring for a patient that is experiencing a high amount of stress due to a loss?
Week 7 discussion
When would you use standard precautions over sterile precautions while taking care of your patient and why?
Week 8 discussion
You have had the opportunity to learn about gas exchange and the impact it can have on the body. With this discussion you will need to think about fluid imbalances and how this imbalance can affect the gas exchange of your patient?
Week 9 discussion
High Tolerance due to Chronic Pain
You are caring for a patient that has a high pain tolerance due to chronic pain and does not look like they are in pain. What would you do if they asked for more pain medication?
Week 10 discussion
Importance of Thermoregulation
You have had the opportunity to review thermoregulation as is pertains to the human body. With this discussion, you will need to explain what thermoregulation is and why is it important?
Week 11 discussion
Develop Care Plans
Throughout this course, you have had the opportunity to develop care plans and concept maps on the main topics. How has the development of care plans and concept maps helped you understand the material and what resources did you find most helpful?
Module 01 Written Assignment – Patient Falls Worksheet
Your written assignment for this module is a worksheet that describes the following:
Common causes of patient falls
Actions to prevent falls from occurring
You should be using complete sentences to answer the questions. Ensure that you are using correct grammar. In addition, support your answers using your textbook, course materials, credible internet resources, and scholarly journals. All citations must be in APA format.
Please click here to download the Patient Falls Worksheet.
Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
Complete all of your lesson materials and assigned readings. Make sure that you are focusing on:
• Common Causes of Patient Falls
• Actions to Prevent Falls from Occurring
You should be using complete sentences to answer the questions. Ensure that you are using correct grammar. In addition, support your answers using your textbook, course materials, credible internet resources, and scholarly journals. SkyScape is a great suggestion for assistance in completion of this assignment. All citations must be in APA format. 1 Point
1. Identify the common causes of patient falls. 2 Points
2. Define and describe actions to prevent falls from occurring. 2 Points