Current nurses I need your help...

  1. I am currently a 4th semester nursing student. I am starting a project for my clinical and I have drawn a blank on what my topic should be. We are to identify areas for improvement in the workplace or clinical area. I am only in the clinical setting one day a week and haven't been able to come up with things that could use some improvements.

    So for all you that are currently working as a nurse or even a nursing student what are some areas that need improvement in the workplace?

    Thank you so much for your help!
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  3. by   not.done.yet
    I am a little surprised that you are fourth semester and can't think of anything. You should have enough experience through your clinical rotations to see where deficits in modern day healthcare lie. Good luck on your project!
  4. by   SwansonRN
    Hand washing, CAUTIs, CLABSIs, falls, pressure ulcers, VAP, alarm fatigue, noise levels, safe med administration, patient identification, etc etc etc

    Whenever I did those projects I always asked the staff nurses what sort of things they wanted more education on. When I was in pediatrics they said congenital heart defects and when I was in med surg they said chest tubes. Easy enough!
  5. by   futuremnnurse
    When you attend clinical only 12 days within a 4 month period it can be difficult to determine where areas of improvement should be. Yes, I can come up with simple ideas such as hand washing and ways to reduce fall risk but I wanted the opinion of nurses that have been on the floor for years. I wanted my project to be different and interesting that may set my project apart from others.
  6. by   futuremnnurse
    not. done. yet

    When you attend clinical only 12 days out of 4 months it can be difficult to determine where areas of improvement should be. It is easy to go with ideas such as hand washing and or ways to reduce fall risk but I wanted my project to be different from all the others. I want it to be new and interesting. I want the opinion of nurses who are on the floors that deal with these things everyday.
  7. by   not.done.yet
    I had the same 12 days and could have done it. So can you. Best of luck in your studies.

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