Amanda Lynn

Reflection day #1

Today started emotionally with the Lewis Blackman film. So many errors were seen within the medical system but I have sadly seen many similar cases. From a nursing prospective I have seen incredible changes over my 10 year career. Today hospitals empower bedside nurses to speak up and even start the early detection of a patient’s decline. When I first started nursing I was never taught to speak up when doctors rounded or even challenge patient care/ orders. Today I see major changes in hospital culture. Medstudents start their day finding the nurse on my unit and asking how the previous shift went and what problems we anticipate or encounter. We preform daily rounding with a multi disciplinary team including the nurse and charge nurse for input. Specifically for the Lewis Blackman case, his vitals today would have prompted a SIRs or SEPIS alert and a nurse would then draw… Continue reading

Patient Safety Importance

Patient safety is important to me because health care is about treating and caring for patients in a safe environment to avoid further issues and suffering. I have been in the health care field for 4 years as a nursing tech and 10 years as a nurse. I have seen many safety issues and events over the years that caused patients harm and even death. Patients shouldn’t focus on what goes wrong during their health care journey but no patient’s experience is ever perfect. I recently had foot surgery 2 years ago and I was even impacted by a safety event. The day of surgery, in preop, the anesthetist was consenting me about my operation and realized half way through his conversation that I was the wrong patient. He confused the room numbers and didn’t check my wrist band. I was thankful that I was oriented enough to make that… Continue reading
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