It was great having a session on human factors. I had a great review and also learned a lot of new things. I love data, so having all of the results from the various studies made me smile. In thinking about outcomes to look at for my project it will be important to see if I can capture how interruptions/disruptions affect communication, patient care, and patient clinical outcomes.
I also gained more appreciation and received validation for my beliefs that the patients and health care professionals must have a partnership. This relationship relies on mindfulness and we must include the family because they are the patient’s advocate(s).
I really enjoyed all of my experiences today. I took tons of notes. A grouping of notes was for my nursing students. There is so much I want to share with them. I think I do a pretty good job about reminding them that the patients are human beings and they should call them by name, not by room number. I let them know right away there is no dumb question or concern. I now realize that this is their first lesson in feeling empowered to ask questions and speak up. I am going to be sure to use that word specifically now. I also like to have my students look at vital signs and lab results overtime for comparisons and trends. This will definitely be something I reiterate.
Some new concepts that I would like to talk to them about is remembering to ask themselves: does this make sense?… Continue reading