Nurses are the heart of the hospital. Collaborating with doctors, caring
for patients, and educating the communities are just a few of the responsibilities
nurses perform on a daily basis. Sometimes being a nurse can be exhausting,
however, the knowledge and power to assist with the healing of others
is what encourages them during challenging times.
I am a Registered nurse on the Surgical Floor at Bozeman Health Deaconess
Hospital and I am proud to be a member of our dedicated, motivated, and
invigorated team. Hospital-wide, we are working hard to improve our care
and dedication to the patient experience. We are adjusting our nurse to
patient ratios to increase the time that we are able to spend at the bedside
of our patients. Our nurses take pride in the delivery of safe, efficient
and all-star care.
We work hard to provide a safe environment for our patients while also
ensuring an excellent care experience. Our most impressive record to date
on the surgical floor is that we have had no patient falls with injury
in over 2 years. This record is rivaled by few around the nation. This
has been accomplished by meticulous interventions utilized by our team
to ensure patient safety. We encourage staff assistance with all ambulation;
provide assistive devices such as gait belts and walkers for safe maneuvering.
Every member of the team wears locators for easier tracking allowing us
to manage and anticipate our patient needs.
Our team dynamics enable our charge nurse to visit with our patients and
families daily to ensure that their needs are met and questions are addressed.
Not only are we increasing staff size, our unit based councils are also
constantly work on improvement projects for both the patient and staff.
These teams are improving everyone’s hospital experience - this
includes patients, their families, and our team. We provide numerous amenities
for our patient’s comfort such as essential oils, pet and music
therapies. Sometimes when you are in a susceptible state and need healing
and care it’s the small and simple things that will brighten your
day. Whether that be given a daily newspaper, a smile or hug from your
nurse, a warm blanket, or petting a big fluffy dog - we are here for you
and your family at Bozeman Health.