Situation: A near miss incident in the operating room during extensive laparotomy procedure where an abdominal sponge was almost left inside the patient abdominal cavity. Poor communication and distraction between nurses and surgeon is the primary factor identified.
Based on the situation above, create a reflective essay using the Gibbs Reflective Model (1988) to critically analyse a challenging situation in the workplace which was significant to your practice.
Explore how this situation has increased your understanding of your practice, challenged your assumptions, and how your future practice will change in relation to the knowledge, behaviours, and attitudes required in perioperative nursing.
1. Structures essay using an Introduction, subheadings of , Feelings, Evaluation, Analysis, Action Plan, and a Conclusion.
2. Critically reflects upon situation using Gibbs model to fully analyse context and explore issues: 1. 2. Feelings 3. Evaluation 4. Analysis 5. Action Plan.
3. Supports reflection with reference to evidence based research/literature/practice guidelines making strong links between theory, competencies, and practice.