My name is Shreena Lamichhane, a resident of Artarmon, New South Wales. At present, I am pursing my degree of Bachelor of Nursing from the Western Sydney University Paramatta campus. Prior to this I have received a certificate III and certificate IV in aged care services from accredited by the ‘Advanced college of Health’, a reputed institution in Burwood, Sydney. In addition, I have also pursued PCL nursing from ‘Shree Medical and Technical College’, Nepal. I have valuable work experience from my past, the most notable one being the one gained by working for Pathways Sailors Bay Nursing home, NorthBridge, Sydney. Apart from this I have also worked at College of Medical Health Sciences as a registered nurse. At present I am working as an AIN in at Caroline Chisholm Aged care Burns bay Road Lane cove West. I demonstrate the ability to care for the aged and disabled patients under any clinical environment. My training as an aged care nurse has made me competent to work with the physiotherapist to provide care for the bedridden elders. In future, my goal would be to increase my professional skills and competencies by undertaking a CPD plan.
I take pride in having effective communication skills that enable me to put forward my views and opinions in a clear manner and get myself understood. Communication skills enable a professional to avoid any possible conflict among team members. In the nursing field, this is essential since nurses need to work in collaboration with other professionals for enhancing patient outcomes. I have been praised by my seniors for such good communication skills and I intend to motivate my juniors to learn effective communication skills for delivering optimal quality health care.
I hereby present my present knowledge and clinical skills for seeking a job in this field. My key skills include communication skills, and the ability to think critically and in a logical manner. In addition, I thrive to perform tasks in an independent manner. I am an optimist and maintain a positive attitude towards my work and attempt to work in collaboration with other professionals.
15/482 Pacific Highway Artarmon
NSW 2064, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]
- 2017: Annually Fire training and manual handling at Caroline Chisholm nursing home
- 2017: Basic Wound management training at Caroline Chisholm nursing home
- 2017: Bachelor of Nursing at Western Sydney University, Paramatta Campus (pursuing)
- 2016: Certicate IV in aged care from Advance college of health, burwood ,Sydney
- 2014: Certificate III in aged care from Advanced college of health Burwood.
First Aid Certificate.
Manual handling and Infection control Training.
Current Police Check.
- 2010: Studied PCL nursing from Shree Medical and Technical College, Bharatpur Chitwan Nepal.
Skills and Attributes:
- Competent nursing skills and dedication.
- Trained nurse for handling the aged and disabled people.
- A committed healthcare professional with the attribute of self-development.
- Capable for conducting the physiotherapy sessions.
- Capable of helping the patients with daily care.
- Capable of doing the general hospital chores as needed.
- Present AIN at Caroline Chisholm Aged care Burns bay Road Lane cove West.
- Pathways Sailors bay Nursing home Northbridge, Sydney Australia (100 hrs).
- Former RN at college of Medical Health Sciences, Bharatpur Chitwan Nepal
- Outlining patient care plans
- Administering medicines
- Maintaining health records
Interests and hobby:
- Love to read newspaper.
- Keen to help elderly people in the community
- Love to travel all around the world
- Maggie Gillbanks
Mobile : 0432252808
RN at Royal North Shore Hospital
- Sushila Tiwari
RN at Royal North Shore Hospital
CPD (Continuous Professional Development):
I have studied nursing from Shree Medical and Technical College, Nepal
I have worked as a registered Nurse in Medical Health Science, Nepal
In Australia, I attended Certificate III and IV course, in aged care service from Advanced college of Health Burwood
Currently, I am a student of Bachelor of Nursing from the institute Western Sydney University, Paramatta Campus
Workshops and training attended
I have attended the basic wound management training and the Annual fire training.
Future planned courses
In the near future, I want to attend a CPD course on Immunization techniques for Tuberculosis Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG)
Future planned workshop
I have planned to take part in a VPD course on Vaccine storage and management
I also intend to attend a healthcare IT workshop for enhancing my IT skills
This reflection is based on my experience while working at an aged care setting and uses the Gibbs cycle as the model for reflection. An aged care home also needed some help as the residents were suffering from influenza outbreak. The rate of this outbreak was considerably high as compared to any other aged care centre. It is known that influenza is a contagious disease and spreads from one person to another through nasal droplets and direct personal contact. Upon carrying out an analysis of the situation, it was noted that the standard preventive measures PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) was not used adequately. I had failed to adhere to the guidelines for the same, leading to spread of the disease in a rapid manner.
Upon understanding the importance of the matter, I felt guilty and ashamed of not being adhering safe protective practices. I felt that I should engage in learning about the importance of using PPE due to its importance in preventing contagious diseases. The incident taught me an important lesson that I must be careful about my nursing practice. Since a nurse is to deliver optimal quality care and act at the best interest of the patients, it is desired that I use PPE at a regular basis.
One of the most important factors about nursing is the risk analysis and management (Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au., 2016). The NMBA standard for practice for the nurses states that a nurse should practice and maintain the safety guidelines and standards (Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au., 2016) (Davies, 2012).
Reflecting on the incident has taught me that it is important for a nurse to understand the implications of delivering care for patients in a safe and harmless manner. Reflective practice ensures better care in future (Yoder-Wise, 2014). For my future, I would definitely use PPE when working in the care facility. I would also research on the best nursing practices to enhance my approaches (Spath, P. L. 2012).
Davies, S. (2012). Embracing reflective practice. Education for Primary Care, 23(1), 9-12. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14739879.2012.11494064?journalCode=tepc20
Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au. (2016). Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Registered nurse standards for practice. Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au. Retrieved 7 October 2017, from https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au. (2016). Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Guidelines: Continuing professional development. (2017). Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au. Retrieved 12 October 2017, from https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Codes-Guidelines/Guidelines-cpd.aspx
Spath, P. L. (2012). Error reduction in health care: a systems approach to improving patient safety. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 2(4), 60. Retrieved from https://www.journalofnursingregulation.com/article/S2155-8256(15)30255-6/abstract
Stanley, B., & Brown, G. K. (2012). Safety planning intervention: a brief intervention to mitigate suicide risk. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(2), 256-264. Retrieved from https://www.suicidesafetyplan.com/uploads/Safety_Planning_-_Cog___Beh_Practice.pdf
Yoder-Wise, P. S. (2014). Leading and Managing in Nursing-E-Book. Elsevier Health Sciences. Rertrieved from https://books.google.co.in/books?hl=en&lr=&id=Dm_XBQAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=patient%27s+safety+and+risk+management&ots=Fj1A4nCRDH&sig=qNDf4QE3RI5Y60xFFheipmRhg5s#v=onepage&q=patient's%20safety%20and%20risk%20management&f=false