What a Lifeguard and a Nurse Have in Common…How to Teach Nurse Vigilence in the Clinical Setting

Just as a lifeguard is looking for a person in possible crisis, the professional nurse does the same thing by identifying the most likely/worst possible complication for every patient and assesses and trends all relevant clinical data to determine if EARLY signs of a potential problem may be present. If a problem becomes apparent, the nurse must also have a plan of interventions that will complete the “rescue” successfully and save this patient’s life…

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