Cutting Edge Medicine being practiced with great team participation throughout.Typical day
My typical work started with educationg my self with the patient conditions on the floor and the staff that were scheduled with me. As a charge nurse and a floor nurse, I felt this was a vital step in the preparation of my shift. Having working with many coworkers for ling periods of time I was able to bank the knowledge of many staffs strengths and weaknesses. Just prior to arriving on the floor for shift change, our shift huddled. A quick 5 min briefing of what was going on, on the unit and the opprotunity for stafff to voice any concerns they may have had with the staffing, or their level of skill against their documented assignment. Most often changes were made, and made with all in agreement. That piece of being able to vocalize concerns prior to hitting the floor was vital in the productivity and moral of the shift as a whole. I have learned a vast bank of knowledge both professional and interpersonal, having the closeness of a unit atmosphere. The medical resources each individual brings to the table are so diverse, the wealth of knowledge from just exploited experience exchanges is wonderful. Then on top of all that, continuing education, provided by the facility was tops. The goal was to become a cutting edge, knowledgable facilty. For that to happen, the staff has to be educated ten fold. The opprotunities to learn were vast and well taken advantage of by all. My interaction with management was minimal one on one, with the exception of my unit director.