Gloves in the ER-Homework
Developing a reflective journal that addresses the following criteria: 1. Requirement: The student will express their comprehension of the nursing process in the reflective journal. Choose to write about any aspect(s) of practice which: (write about donning gloves prior to touching patient at the Emergency Department and the fast pace working ) Â· Feel the intervention made a difference in a client’s outcome. Â· Feel went unusually well. Â· Feel did not go as planned. Â· Think captures the essence of nursing practice.
2. Requirement: The student will identify the following elements in the reflective journal. The focus should be on nursing practice. Â· What was going on (the context of the situation)? o Shift, time of day, resources, the clinical scenario Â· What happened? o Detailed description of situation/incident/experience Â· Why is this incident important? Â· What were the concerns at the time? o What thoughts and feelings during and after the experience? o What influenced decision-making? o What, if anything, was the most demanding aspect of this experience? o What was unexpected?
3. Requirement: The student will analyze the positive and negative aspects of their learning. Choose to write about the following: Â· A reflection or evaluation of the situation showing the competencies and expertise used (skilled communication, teaching, leadership). Support these with current evidence-based practice literature. Â· What were actions taken? Include not just what was done, but also, more importantly, the rationale for the actions. Support these with current evidence-based practice literature Â· What new knowledge or insights were gained? How would make recommendations for change in practice? Â· Provide references to show evidence-based practice (see guidelines below) Â· Was anything learned? If so, what? Â· Consider another way to manage nursing practice related to this experience. Has nursing practice changed in any way?
4. Requirement: The student will follow these guidelines Â· Journal entries should exceed no more than two (2) pages in length (not including ref. page Â· Journal entries should include a minimum of two (2) citations from a peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal. The inclusion of evidence-based practice is an integral part of learning, critical thinking, and growth therefore must be relevant to the journal topic and show relevant learning. Â· Journal to follow 7th edition APA guidelines and should include a title page, the body of the journal, a reference page