By at June 12 2019 09:46:35
With over 35 years of nursing experience, Nurse Mentor Nancy Banfield Johnson, RN, MSN, ANP, helps nurses solve challenges in their nursing practice through her speeches, workshops, consulting and writing.
Hence in many cases, nurses draw the attention of doctors to observed symptoms in patients which are frequently accurate or also provide effective lead for more accurate diagnosis by doctors. By virtue of their observation skills and round-the-clock presence around patients, nurses provide ongoing assessment of patients health which when shared with doctors lead to more effective or efficacious treatments.
4. Smell There is a lot that a nurse can tell just by using their sense of smell. Be it the smell of your patients urine, an infected wound or stools. Once youve established something doesnt smell right, a nurse is able to proceed with confidence.
Perhaps among the most important and admirable role of nurses is the emotional and psychological role they offer the patients at the hour of death which is the most critical moment of a persons life. Again, this they do by virtue of their round-the-clock proximity and companionship with patients and in most cases, nurses are the nearest and often only human companion to offer last minute succor to the patient at this harrowing moment.
4. Both get good at searching for information. Detectives and nurses must know what they dont know and know where to find it. Detectives go to the public record. Nurses go to the patients chart.