Posted: July 23rd, 2021

NCS3201 Professional Capacity : Wound Care Nurse

The wound care nursing career consists of a bunch of medical professions who're answerable for treating wounded sufferers and are dedicated to outcome-based and cost-effective well being care. In his research, Angela, A., E., & Inger (2016) denotes wound care nurse is devoted to making sure the provision and affordability of applicable care for people with ostomies, wounds, and incontinence. In different phrases, a wound care supplier ensures that wounds brought on by ailments, medical therapies, and accidents are medically addressed in order to place the affected person out of any associated impact and fasten the therapeutic technique of the wound (Ebrahimi, 2014). They as properly present submit surgical procedure care and remedy for people with ostomies, surgical openings that enable the outflow of physique fluids. Such nurses typically work with the assessing sufferers and well being care groups to handle the injuries and monitor the therapeutic course of.

This paper analyses and presents the character of wound care nursing career with a significant give attention to a private reflection on my curiosity in changing into a professional wound care nurse. The paper carries out evaluation of the totally different literature on the scope of observe of the career, certification necessities and requirements, obligations of the nurse in numerous aspects of wound cares with a give attention to ulcers administration. It as properly presents a private SWOT evaluation and improvement plan earlier than concluding with the related suggestions I must undertake to qualify as an efficient wound care nurse.

Literature Evaluate 

Scope of observe

In response to Vicki (2010), the accountability of wound care nurses varies from one side to a different and past simply wound bandaging. These professionals are important in finishing up different duties resembling;

  • Allergic pores and skin response remedy and prevention of pores and skin breakdown because of ailments and infections
  • Administration or remedy of assorted sorts of ulcers resembling diabetic, stress, and vascular ulcers.
  • Making certain preventive measures are taken in avoiding wound occurrences to vulnerable sufferers, organising the supply of wound care administration plan by controlling odour amongst different causative brokers (Doherty, 2010).
  • Assessing affected person dietary wants and offering topical therapies and educating the help individuals like households of the affected person on numerous care methods (Wilson et al., 2012)
  • The evaluation and remedy of fistulae and draining wounds in addition to designing pouch techniques for the drainage of fistulae and wounds
  • Making certain efficient implementation of related preventative actions aimed toward lowering the incidences of vascular and stress ulcers (Gosnel, 2014)
  • Instructing the sufferers in addition to their households in all the rules on correct wound care and dressing

Qualification necessities for wound care nurse

Nursing usually observe (2015) denotes that wounds can happen because of medical surgical procedures, stress sores, in addition to ulcers and it's depicted that three.5 out of each 1000 sufferers have wound accidents. In his research, Smith (2012) denotes that as the sphere of wound care seeks validity and advances as a particular speciality in well being care, it's changing into crucial to outline observe competencies for each associated career throughout the enviornment.  In different phrases, the myriad of wound nursing practitioners in various settings throughout the well being sector must be evaluated for the distinctive contribution to the method of wound care suppliers as supported by Dutton, Chiarella & Curtis (2014). Moreover, the wound care nursing hierarchy requires a well-trained and certified skilled who meets all of the scientific and academic necessities. These embody;

  • A person should possess a level in wound care nursing with a sound RN license.
  • Finishing a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) program which is an accredited nursing training program because the physique at present accredits eight WOCN nursing education schemes. After completion of the packages, nurses are certified for sitting for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society nationwide certification examination.
  • Finishing a minimal of 50 contact hours or an equal in a university work by a submit bachelor's diploma, for each speciality earlier than making use of. The pathway features a minimal of 1,500 accomplished scientific working hours throughout the 5 years earlier than utility. Out of the 1500 hours, 375 should have been accomplished throughout the final yr of coaching or work as identified by Wound care certification (2017).

Experience of Wound, Ostomy, and Colostomy nurses

Licensed and certified WOC nurses are required to make sure efficient prevention, upkeep, in addition to therapeutic rehabilitation and conference healthcare for sufferers with gastrointestinal, integumentary or genitourinary system issues. WOC nurses are as properly important in stopping and managing stress ulcers amongst different frequent pores and skin damages as they supply care and further help to the pores and skin throughout the administration and evaluation and administration of persistent wounds (Varga & Holloway, 2014). Wound care nurses therefore assist in guaranteeing a major enchancment if the situation of sufferers having wound care points. Within the case of non-healing wounds, the nurses present numerous data to the sufferers in order t inspire self-care whereas instructing the wound upkeep expertise with out affecting the method of therapeutic.

Managing purchasers with ulcer-related wounds

For sufferers with ulcer ailments, the nurses guarantee they accumulate related affected person data such because the pathophysiologic and psychosocial features of the an infection. The knowledge ought to embody the remedy the shopper is taking as a few of the medicines are confirmed to trigger gastric irritation van Wijngaarden, Scholten, & van Wijk (2012). Data on cigarette smoking, stress and coping patterns, in addition to alcohol consumption are important as they will even present data on the approach to life, leisure actions, work, occupation, of the affected person (Sharon, 2011). Within the technique of accumulating data, Madley (2014) denotes that the nurses additionally must do a bodily evaluation in order to look at the signs the affected person is exhibiting because of the an infection. An entire affected person historical past on the opportunity of any earlier ulcers assault, frequency, signs, length, and intervention process carried out ought to as properly e collected for correct care and procedural measures.

Evaluation 

SWOT Evaluation

Strengths

· I'm a professional nurse with a bachelor’s diploma in nursing

· My curiosity and fervour in working in direction of changing into an efficient wound care nurse

· I'm hardworking and have a constructive perspective in direction of the career

· I'm eager on studying all of the sorts of administration choices in wound care

· I've a constructive studying perspective and shares data with different college students as a future-oriented method to studying from different college students.

Weaknesses

· Restricted publicity to the healthcare system of Australia

· Restricted data of anatomy

· I'm at all times nervous, impatient, and have poor time administration and efficient communication expertise.

Alternatives

· There's a excessive demand for certified wound nurses within the world well being trade as identified by Lim et al. (2013).

· The career gives alternatives to discover totally different areas for medical developments

· The career at all times comes with a great wage bundle

· It's a career with a really  excessive repute

 

Threats

· Visa taxation

· So many college students graduating in the identical trigger that will course a flooding of the profession

· Passing English proficiency check is a problem since am not a local English speaker

· Monetary constraints might not enable me to finish all of the certifications and packages really useful for the course

· The Australian economic system is inconsistent and will full the dwelling customary of nurses within the area

· Lack of presidency help as denoted by the Woundcare report (2013)

· Surprising circumstances might come up resembling adjustments within the immigration standing

Private Growth Plan

Scholar identify:                     Scholar quantity:

Unit NCS3201                        Date: …………………………………………………                                                       Purpose Quantity: …………

Purpose/ Please solely use one aim per type

Technique/efficiency standards for reaching your aim below specified competency customary Area

Finishing my Bachelors’ diploma in wound care nursing and get to be registered

 

 

 

1. Important pondering and evaluation

2. Engages in therapeutic relationships

three. Maintains the aptitude for observe

four. Comprehensively conducts assessments

Growing the related expertise in wound care by observe, skilled improvement and expertise.

I'm certified to work collectively my different nurses to construct efficient skilled relationships.

Having the aptitude to keep up a excessive customary of observe in accordance to the competency requirements in wound care nursing.

Assist in evaluation and analysis of analysis tasks in relation to wound care nursing.

Areas of power

I've discovered on wound administration, evaluation , and remedy

I get together with a variety of individuals and may develop wholesome relationships

I've been registered as a wound nurse and might be succesful to keep up the qualification by efficient observe.

I've excessive evaluation expertise in numerous aspects of wound care

Alternatives for future improvement

I might be doing extra analysis to broaden my expertise and knowledge-base on wound care

Studying extra skilled expertise and data from my cycle of good friend to spice up my expertise.

Instructing my junior and colleagues in preserve good observe in wound care.

There are extra analysis, tasks, and publications that may require certified professionals for evaluation.

Purpose Achieved /yr

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose/ Please solely use one aim per type

Technique/efficiency standards for reaching your aim below specified competency customary Area

Finishing my Bachelors’ diploma in wound care nursing and get to be registered

 

 

 

5. Develops a plan for nursing observe

6. Supplies secure, applicable and responsive high quality nursing observe

7. Evaluates outcomes to tell nursing observe

I'll ensures I successfully describe on how laws on the care of wounds is affected and wishes customary changes

Ensures efficient description on how laws on the care of wounds is affected

My future analysis work will give attention to evaluating different analysis carried out by professionals to see areas of enchancment.

Areas of power

I've gained understanding of the total career and the various kinds of wounds I should deal with.

I'm certified and outfitted with the data and expertise required for the observe

I've developed efficient analysis and analytical expertise within the technique of pursuing my diploma.

Alternatives for future improvement

 

Offering coaching on the related nursing practices to my juniors.

 

There are extra sufferers with wound care wants. I'll get the chance to supply my companies after research

Extra analysis continues to be required in numerous aspects of wound care that may give me a base for my future research

Purpose Achieved /yr

 

 

 

 

Purpose/ Please solely use one aim per type

Technique/efficiency standards for reaching your aim below specified competency customary Area

Purchase extra expertise in wound administration

 

 

 

1. Important pondering and evaluation

2. Engages in therapeutic relationships

three. Maintains the aptitude for observe

four. Comprehensively conducts assessments

Working towards related and acceptable wound care based mostly on high quality requirements

Develop skilled and therapeutic relations with different seniors or skilled professionals to study extra on wound care.

Extra expertise helps in being efficient and ideal in service supply whereas attending to sufferers.

Buying analytical nursing data, attitudes, and expertise within the discipline of observe

Areas of power

I can apply proof pointers in well being care techniques to make sure secure observe.

I'll have interaction in relationships with people who find themselves extra expertise to realize extra data

With extra expertise, I'm able to preserve a excessive file of efficiency and able to sustaining excessive wound care provision.  

I've extra expertise within the discipline, evaluation is extra complete and of high-quality.

Alternatives for future improvement

 

My expertise in secure practise has given me path to successfully and effectively work

I will even have the ability to share the abilities I've discovered with my juniors sooner or later.

I've developed expertise that may guarantee my future career is fulfilling as I not solely preserve however will achieve extra expertise for higher service supply.

With steady improvement within the medical discipline, expertise will assist me evaluation any future develop in wound care nursing.

Purpose Achieved /yr

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose/ Please solely use one aim per type

Technique/efficiency standards for reaching your aim below specified competency customary Area

Purchase extra expertise in wound administration

 

 

 

5. Develops a plan for nursing observe

6. Supplies secure, applicable and responsive high quality nursing observe

Evaluates outcomes to tell nursing observe

Expertise is critical for creating any plan for efficient nursing observe.

Expertise is critical within the provision of applicable, responsive, secure, and high quality nursing practices.  

Extra data is important in efficient analysis of the skilled outcomes in wound care

Areas of power

I've expertise with creating totally different plans and intervention methods relying on the state of the affected person.

I've extra expertise that's adequate to supply the suitable wound nursing look after sufferers

I've efficient analysis expertise and data in direction of wound care

Alternatives for future improvement

 

 

Expertise will assist me have adequate expertise for future nursing care plans and practices.

 

With the expertise, I'm able to get extra entry to probabilities skilled developments resembling tasks that I will work on with security, appropriateness, and responsiveness.

The outcomes of the analysis might be important for future evaluation and in efficient wound care.

Purpose Achieved /yr

 

 

 

 

Purpose/ Please solely use one aim per type

Technique/efficiency standards for reaching your aim below specified competency customary Area

Finishing masters diploma in wound administration

 

 

 

1. Important pondering and evaluation

2. Engages in therapeutic relationships

three. Maintains the aptitude for observe

four. Comprehensively conducts assessments

Guarantee a steady skilled improvement actions to replace and advance my observe

Guarantee skilled improvement in in direction of partaking in wholesome skilled relationships

Achieve extra skilled qualification to realize extra probabilities of efficient functionality in wound care

Growing extra skilled expertise in conducting complete assessments.

Areas of power

I'll develop important pondering expertise in wound administration

I'll develop constructive skilled relationships with excessive tutorial .

I've good and understanding and interpretation to make sure affected person data is known and dealt with with care.

I'll develop complete expertise in conduction wound nursing assessments.

Alternatives for future improvement

 

I'm assured and may work properly below minimal supervision

I'm skilful and good at making constructive relationships

I'm good in remembrance of and efficient efficiency

I must be able to addressing totally different affected person wants for higher outcomes

Purpose Achieved /yr

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose/ Please solely use one aim per type

Technique/efficiency standards for reaching your aim below specified competency customary Area

Finishing masters diploma in wound administration

 

 

 

5. Develops a plan for nursing observe

6. Supplies secure, applicable and responsive high quality nursing observe

7. Evaluates outcomes to tell nursing observe

A grasp’s diploma will assist me develop excessive degree expertise in planning for nursing practices.

I'll get hold of the next diploma of proficiency, security, and responsive high quality wound care to sufferers,

Exhibit the aptitude of creating individualised care technique, well timed delegating duties and directing workforce members

Areas of power

Masters diploma has strengthened my nursing observe planning methods and skill.

I'll collect excessive tutorial in direction of wound look after future care

I'll develop expertise for deeper analysis of wound care analysis outcomes for higher interpretation.

Alternatives for future improvement

 

I'll have alternatives for extra improvement plans in numerous aspects of nursing care

I'll purchase alternatives for higher jobs with higher funds and advantages.

I'll entry extra alternatives for skilled analysis in future nursing care developments.

Purpose Achieved /yr

 

 

 

 

Purpose/ Please solely use one aim per type

Technique/efficiency standards for reaching your aim below  specified competency customary Area

Acquire submit graduate certification and related skilled licensure.

 

 

 

1. Important pondering and evaluation

2. Engages in therapeutic relationships

three. Maintains the aptitude for observe

four. Comprehensively conducts assessments

Recognizing the essentiality of the analysis actions in on wound administration

Exhibit the aptitude of creating individualised care technique, well timed delegating duties and directing workforce members

Buying analytical nursing data, attitudes, and expertise within the discipline of observe

Workforce-working in conducting nursing audits and evaluations aimed toward enhancing customary care

Areas of power

I'll develop familiarity with any wound administration analysis discipline.

I'm a workforce participant and have a constructive perspective in direction of serving to others

I'm able to demonstrating efficient data in administration of various kinds of wounds

I've efficient analysis expertise and data in direction of wound care

Alternatives for future improvement

 

Confidently sharing data with workforce members.

I'll have interaction in wholesome skilled and therapeutic relationships with practitioners and sufferers.

I'll develop functionality in various kinds of wound observe and upkeep.

I'll develop familiarity with complete evaluation of wound care

Purpose Achieved /yr

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose/ Please solely use one aim per type

Technique/efficiency standards for reaching your aim below specified competency customary Area

 

Acquire submit graduate certification and related skilled licensure.

5. Develops a plan for nursing observe

6. Supplies secure, applicable and responsive high quality nursing observe

7. Evaluates outcomes to tell nursing observe

I'll qualify in complete plan improvement for nursing observe.

I'll diversify to organize me for extra job alternatives

A submit graduate certification and license in related areas will increase my nursing analysis outcomes in wound care.

Areas of power

I'm able to instructing the junior nurse on totally different wound administration methods

I can undertake efficient method in direction of affected person care to inspire different professionals

I posses a career licence in numerous competency customary care and analysis in wound care.

Alternatives for future improvement

 

I'll develop familiarity with wound nursing care planning and reporting.

 

I've extra alternatives of working in different areas with extra satisfaction and enthusiasm.

I'll develop efficient proficiency and analysis expertise and data in direction of wound care

Purpose Achieved /yr

 

 

 

Conclusion

In his research, Menage (2016) denotes that the historical past of the well being data of the affected person primarily in relation to ulcers is critical to evaluate if the shopper can presumably develop gastric obstruction. For example, the consistency and frequency of vomiting of the affected person will assist in understanding the correct prescription, analysis, and drugs for use relying on the signs displayed in order to forestall any additional gastric infections or obstructions (Jenny & Debbie, 2014). It's a crucial step as different advanced instances might result in pyloric obstruction of the nasogastric tube inflicting the discharge of intravenous fluids when not correctly assessed,  a situation that may lastly require a surgery. With the curiosity in changing into a wound care nurse a future profession, it's endorsed that each learner within the career may have a significant responsibility of managing and treating totally different sorts of wounds each persistent and acute.

Other than the advantages that include the career such pretty much as good fee, flexibility of labor, and so forth, it is important to appreciate that there's a deficit within the data and lack of environment friendly individualized wound evaluation resulting in a critical concern within the building and administration of sufferers with wounds. With the curiosity of filling the hole, wound care nurses ought to have the affected person at coronary heart as they've each alternative of working in numerous emergency departments, in-home care, diabetic foot clinics, and hospital wards amongst different healthcare settings. As a wound care nurse, a few of the sufferers could also be in a foul situation with draining and traumatic wounds, tubes and fistulas, stress ulcers, and surgical incisions. Following the proof based mostly pointers for the observe, each wound care nurse ought to make the most of their expertise in guaranteeing sufferers obtain a high-quality care whereas educating them on the function they should play in order to speed up the wound therapeutic course of.

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