Nursesnormally have a huge role to play in a hospital setup given the factthat they are the ones who constantly have close interaction withpatients. As a result, they need to bear specific skills that will becrucial towards ensuring that such patients have a comfortable stayat the given facilities. Nurses also need to be conversant withinterpersonal capabilities as such skills play a huge role ininfluencing the patients to be highly positive and expect goodoutcomes in the long run (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2014). As aresult, where the said nurses put several requirements into practice,they are able to create an enabling environment for patients. Thecase will increase their chances of recuperating from the specifichealth problems that they may be going through. The paper aims tolook into the importance of monitoring patient safety care athospital setups as well as the role of nurse as advocate and providerof care for the patient.
Importanceof monitoring patient safety
Patientsafety is quite pertinent and needs to be assessed from time to timeby health care providers. One of the importance of doing so is thatthe process normally creates a situation whereby nurses can easilyand timely establish any issues that could pose a potential danger tothe general health of the given patients (Bastable, 2016). They arealso able to identify any health problems that could be developing inthe patients as a result of being exposed to some of the hazards. Asa result, the health facility is able to create a situation wherebyit can improve the quality of care that it normally offers to itspatients (Joel, 2013). Such patients will be at ease while having thegreat confidence that they do not run the risk of suffering fromnosocomial infections that some contract when they are hospitalizedat health care facilities. The said facility is also able to reducechances of being sued by a given patient as a result of thenegligence of the care he/she may need.
Roleof the nurse as an advocate and provider of care
Thenurse normally takes up the duty of informing patients the importanceof taking up a given type of therapy. The patient, generally feelsthat the nurse has the ability to inform him the best level ofpractice that he could take in order to either reduce the severity ofa given health problem or even to lead to the complete recuperationfrom the said health condition. The nurse also takes up theresponsibility to look for alternatives of care that the givenpatient may be accorded in order to increase his chances of survivaland even to reduce a chance of progression of a given health problemthat he could be experiencing (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2014). Thereare also situations where the nurse could take up the responsibilityto counsel patients and their caregivers. For instance, he couldinform them on the ways that they would need to put in place toensure that the said patient manages a given health problem well. Thesituation is normally true, especially, in situations where the saidhealth problem is termed to be either terminal or takes very longtime to cure.
Inconclusion, the role held by nurses is quite key, especially, giventhe fact that they spend more time with patients. They are,therefore, able to monitor both the environment that the said patientis in as well as the general progress of his health in a bid todetermine the steps that may need to be taken in order to improve thesituation of such patient. In the cases where the nurse is totallydedicated towards taking care of the patient, there is a high chancethat he will survive.
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