Posted: January 3rd, 2023
Scholarly Activities Attended as a RN-BSN Nurse.
Throughout the RN-to-BSN program, students are required to participate in scholarly activities outside of clinical practice or professional practice. Examples of scholarly activities include attending conferences, seminars, journal club, grand rounds, morbidity and mortality meetings, interdisciplinary committees, quality improvement committees, and any other opportunities available at your site, within your community, or nationally.Scholarly Activities Attended as a RN-BSN Nurse.
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You are required to post one scholarly activity while you are in the BSN program, which should be documented by the end of this course. In addition to this submission, you are required to be involved and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives on a regular basis.
Submit, as the assignment, a summary report of the scholarly activity, including who, what, where, when and any relevant take-home points. Include the appropriate program competencies associated with the scholarly activity as well as future professional goals related to this activity. You may use the “Scholarly Activity Summary” resource to help guide this assignment.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.Scholarly Activities Attended as a RN-BSN Nurse.
I attended two seminars one on the chemo drug sandostatin/ocreotide and the other one on human trafficking. Both located at miami jewish health systems on 01/10/2020.
Scholarly Activities Attended as a RN-BSN Nurse: Seminars on Sandostatin (Ocreotide) and Human Trafficking at Miami Jewish Health Systems
As a BSN registered nurse, the best professional practice demands that one continues throughout their career to engage in lifelong education and professional development. This is because medical and nursing knowledge changes rapidly and one has to keep up to date to remain safe and efficient. This is why RN-BSN nurses are required to regularly attend and participate in scholarly activities related to their practice. This paper looks at two such activities that I attended as a RN-BSN on the 10th of January 2020.Scholarly Activities Attended as a RN-BSN Nurse.
Seminar on the Chemotherapeutic Drug Sandostatin (Ocreotide)
This is a seminar I attended at the Jewish Health Systems in Miami, Florida. The seminar had many renowned speakers who are experts in their fields. Delivering a keynote presentation on the drug Sandostatin, the product development director at one of the leading pharmaceutical companies that sponsored the event was impressive. He gave an overview of what Sandostatin (Ocreotide) is, its actions, and how to administer it. A pharmacist by training, the speaker said that Sandostatin is a somatostatin analogue. Somatostatin is a hormone in the body that regulates bodily functions related to digestion. It typically lowers the levels of insulin and glucagon in the body, thereby moderating the amount of sugar in the blood. Sandostatin also lowers the levels of various digestive bioenzymes in the body (Sinha, 2019; Katzung, 2018). Some of the uses of the drug Ocreotide include treating adenomas and the diarrhea caused by malignant tumors. For me, one of the most important take-home points was that Ocreotide is quite safe to use in pregnancy. The other one was the handling and administration of the drug. Sandostatin can be given by oneself as a subcutaneous or intravenous injection. But first, it should be taken out of the fridge and kept outside for at least half an hour to bring it to the room temperature.Scholarly Activities Attended as a RN-BSN Nurse.
The side effects of Ocreotide include severe constipation, bradycardia, hyperglycemia, and hypoglycemia (Sinha, 2019). The relevant program competencies from this seminar included a basic knowledge and understanding of pharmacology. As for the future professional goals, the RN-BSN nurse is expected to aim for the highest level of nursing practice, which is the doctorate.Scholarly Activities Attended as a RN-BSN Nurse.
Seminar on Human Trafficking
On the same day that I attended the seminar above on Ocreotide, I also attended a seminar on the problem of human trafficking. Like the seminar on Ocreotide above, this seminar also took place in Miami, Florida. The speakers included seasoned emergency department (ED) family nurse practitioners and representatives from the United States (US) Department of Homeland Security. It was noted that at some point in 2012, Florida ranked number 2 on the human trafficking index in the US. At position 1was the city of Las Vegas in Nevada (Wright, 2017). On this topic, the most important take-home point was that most trafficked persons are actually local residents. This is clearly contrary to popular belief. One of the speakers noted that Miami-Dade County in Florida is one of the most affected by human trafficking. In this county alone, about forty percent of the victims of human trafficking are minors (Wright, 2017). In this seminar, the relevant program competency that stands out is the appreciation of the magnitude of the physical and psychological trauma that these young victims go through. This helps in taking the best approach to treatment when they present in the ED. The future professional goal here was to coalesce around an advocacy group to fight against human trafficking. Scholarly Activities Attended as a RN-BSN Nurse.
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