Quality Nursing Care - Summative Essay Abby Smith A8a Introduction I will be using Driscolls model of reflection (2007) to look back and reflect on how my concept of Quality Nursing Care (QNC) has advanced and also how that has adapted me for practice. Reflection is a crucial tool to help achieve continuous lifelong learning in the nursing profession because by using this tool Nurses can collate both their academic understanding and nursing practice. (Fawcett, 2006). Reflection can be used to educate ourselves by looking back on previous care given and seeing how it can be improved. (Peate, 2016).
I learned that nurses need to be familiar with patient’s rehabilitation by knowing therapies that are indispensable and beneficial for their recoveries; and that active involvement in the prevention of deteriorations and complications in physical health and function is important for the patient (p. 22). 3. The article changed the way I think and understand that knowledge is power hence educating patients on best practice to get them back to health or functioning normally is of the essence. 4. In my future practice, I will frequently update self of therapies and pay more attention to details that the patient identifies as essential for recovery to better help them regain their well-being and ability to perform their daily activities.
They need to have the knowledge and skills to improve both the safety and quality skills - that they will learn in nursing school. "The mission of QSEN is to address the challenge of assuring that nurses have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work (Tolansky & Moore, 2013)." QSEN is making sure that the nurses provide high quality, safe care and it helps them to meet the challenges of healthcare - that is improving - as they move from applying the six QSEN competencies. "The major QSEN contribution to healthcare education was the creation of six QSEN competencies (modeled after the IOM reports) and the pre-licensure and graduate-level knowledge, skills, and attitude (KSA) statements for each competency (Cronenwett et al., 2007)." The six competencies of the QSEN is patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and
Reflection is a key area for student and registered nurses throughout their careers which is why the explanation into what reflection is and its importance in the nursing field will be offered in this piece of writing. Reflection is an important human activity in which people recapture their experience, think about it, mull over & evaluate it. It is this working with experience that is important in learning. (Boud, Keogh and Walker 1985, p:43) This definition clarifies that reflection is indeed significant in learning as it is a constant looking back on what you have been experiencing and how you can improve or how you
Introduction Nursing is a profession. Besides caring patients, it also requires management and leadership skills to raise its professional standard. We have been introduced the idea of nursing leadership and management in this course. We were also assessed by doing group interview and presentation on the themes related to nursing leadership and management. The purpose of this reflective journal is to reflect the lessons we learnt during our preparation of the presentation.
Empirical Referents Empirical referent studies support Watson’s theory by affirming the existence of a positive relationship between patient satisfaction and nurse caring behaviors in numerous clinical settings. Nursing education plays a significant role in the achievement the caring concept and is accentuated throughout the nurse's professional career (Labrague, Mcenroe-Petitte, Papathanasiou, Edet, & Arulappan, 2015). Patient satisfaction is a measurable component used to determine the care received from nurse clinicians. Stroehlein (2016) indicates that although there is a large constituent of many occupations, caring in the nursing occupation assumes an exceptional meaning with a higher purpose. Caring is multifaceted and comparable have determined individuals whose intention is to open the eyes of the society through rendering high quality patient care (Stroehlein, 2016).
Using SWOT analysis, the “Strength” would be to motivate and engage registered nurses who are supportive of the management and leadership of the nurse managers. Using eIMR has the potential of reducing healthcare cost and medication error; which can enhance patient safety (Spratt and Dickson, 2088). It can also promote positive attitude of nurses towards computerisation (Kipturgo et al., 2014). “Weakness” in SWOT analysis would be the time and resources required to train the nursing staff in using the eIMR system. Extra budget is needed for training the nursing staff and a new IT support teams is needed for the new system.
IHI Certificates and FEMA Certificate- Current and Future Practices The IHI and FEMA Disaster Management certificates I completed was, shared decision making, quality in health care and introduction to the incident command system for healthcare/hospitals. All of these topics are very relevant to my current and future nursing practice. Shared decision-making and quality in health care are fundamental components to a nurse daily practice. It is our ethical responsibility as health care professionals to provide quality care and involve patients in their care. Quality in health care is involved in every decision we make and providing quality care will have a positive impact on our patients currently and in their future.
Evaluation can take many forms and helps promote quality in education practice (Hughes and Quinn, 2013); it enables nurse educators to ascertain whether their teaching is having a positive impact on patients learning and how (if anything) the steps nurses need to do to improve their evidence-based practice teachings (Ramsden, 2003). As a result, monitoring and evaluating can provide information concerning; the need for modifying the programs, process of implementation and overall program outcomes. This can help support the relevance of the educational pilot program for; empowerment, responsibilities of a nurse educator, leadership, and future research. The consistent use of the assessment of core competencies and questionnaires in nursing education will facilitate the ability to compare nurse educator competencies and the performance of inmates with mental
The role of clinical nurse leader actualized by AACN focused on improving the healthcare environment and patient care outcome. The bigger concept of introducing new educational program was to develop leadership qualities in nurses (Wilson et al). In addition, nurse leaders advocate the organization and the staffs since since they are well educated with advanced modern
I aim to be a nurse for the lifelong learning experiences that will allow me to grow and develop each day. As an interdisciplinary profession, nursing employs numerous duties beyond medical care. Critical thinking and creativity are vital to give patients the best treatment possible, as well as empathy and kindheartedness to display care and to promote comfort for patients and their families. Employing these qualities
(2008). I would like to challenges Chief Nurse Executives (CNEs) to lead the journey and highlights how patients, their families, and health care organizations would benefit immeasurably if CNEs stepped forward and accepted this leadership role, then and only then can the best practice changes begin to improve what we as nurses already know. The processes of leading are intended to enable more people to develop into leaders and more people to share the roles of leading, to enhance the quality and safety of patient care (Stone P. Hughes R, Dailey M.
it is imperative that nurses maintain a current knowledge of evidence-based practice to best care for their patients, families, communities, and the health care system itself. The Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine released The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health which has eight recommendations to help shape the future of nursing. The sixth recommendation is to ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning. (Institute of Medicine, 2010). Advanced Practice nurses have sought out advanced education and share a commitment to education.