Like a good mystery? I like to see the investigators piece together the clues to solve the crime? You may not realize it, but being a nurse, like a detective. I compared what you need to be a detective, you will need to nurse and found that these eight ways the two careers like
1. Both need to know
Investigators know the territory. They figure out how to get around on the type of soil, where and when it rained. You can look at a person & # 39; s shoes or tires, and know where it was.
Nurses & # 39; The area of the patient. You need to find out: Why are you here? What signs and symptoms should I watch to prevent the complications of the disease? What goals should he meet him and to get better?
2. Both need to cultivate an eye for detail
Detectives observe the environment carefully, even if you think no nothing special to note, because you never know what the end, it is important to solve the case. Nurses observe even the smallest thing to the patient, because they know that every bit of information to make a difference to the patients & # 39; s care or recovery.
3. Both have to learn to read people & # 39; s faces.
Detectives and nurses to watch the body language and realize that this is natural, and agrees with the words. Criminals can lie to avoid suspicion. Patients can hide the truth because of the disturbance, lack of understanding or cultural beliefs. The patient is said to be & # 39; and no pain but faces.
4. Both have good looking information.
Detectives and nurses should be aware that they do not know and they know where to find it. Investigators will go to the public. Nurses go to the patient & # 39; s chart.
5. Both skillfully ask questions.
Detectives and nurses to the heart of the issue without someone making their own guards or unnecessarily uncomfortable.
6. Both documents also
investigators keep careful notes on what they find. Nurses know if you did not document what they were doing as far as the world's concerned, do not do it.
7. Both will be techno-savvy
Detectives and nurses know how to use a computer and the Internet to find information across.
8. Both appreciate the team
Detectives and reliable team of nurses to support them and help get the job done. Colleagues, it is important to solve the crime, and to provide high quality care to patients. Neither profession do it alone!
Men and women alike need to have a keen observer of the acquisition and critical thinking skills evidence, facts and more information line investigators to come to conclusions. The investigators solve crimes that criminals on the streets. Solving problems in the prevention and nurses to help people recover from the disease conditions. So if you are an LPN or RN, feel free to start calling herself a nurse investigator.