However, I am aware that the beginning of effective leadership would be by developing a vision of the organization where a nurse leader serves. Coming up with a picture of what would be a future of excellence in delivering nursing care in the organization would be crucial in motivating and raising commitment among the other nurses. As a nurse leader, the vision that I would hold dear would be to ensure I have the capacity to make sure that the systems in place benefit individual needs of the patients in a manner that patients are always handled with respect and dignity while the work that nurses perform is respected and valued. For this to be met, there is a need for the nurse leader to assist the other nurses grasp the envisioned picture and remaining at the forefront in directing the others on where to go. Subsequently, I would want to be the kind of a nurse leader who can enable the staff to grasp the vision, to make sure the appropriate people assume the nursing roles and to model the behaviors that are desired of the other
Kerr (2002), reports that if there is a structured handover method the quality of care is promoted and nurses will have a full understanding and knowledge about the patients. Glen (1998) also discussed the importance of having a structured handover process stating that it will lead to an development in the quality of care delivered (K. Chung, 2011). The literature review reveals bedside theme emerged from nursing handover. The current research available may not be substantial but it does indicate support from the large amount of anecdotal evidence which claims that nursing bedside handover is an effective form of handover process. Literature shows that there are paybacks in transporting out bedside handover, it proposes that bedside handover helps to put up associations amid nurses and patients’ and it also amplified patient’s satisfaction.
In such situations, it is important that a senior doctor is present during the charge nurse so that he is able to take control of the situation if the need arises. The accomplishments of a charge nurse can come about if the charge nurse has the ability to familiarize herself with the business side of health care and is showing the right kind of leadership style. This would help her in being able to control most of the critical situations without having the need of a senior doctor. The skills required to support the performance of charge nurse’s role is by having attention to detail, and having proper organizational and analytical skills, and by acquiring a caring and sympathetic
Although suppliers and hospital management are thought to focus on the cost savings and efficiency aspects of standardization, they actually strive to promote patient safety, along with clinicians (International Organization for Standardization 2013). Patients have difficulty seeing the effects of standardization on their care, but find it beneficial for both themselves and their clinicians. The process of standardization is important to consider when implementing an initiative. Buy-in from key stakeholders in the generation phase is necessary to achieve success. Suppliers find that clinician support provides input legitimacy and lends credibility to their initiative.
Current studies attest to the effectiveness of self-care in minimizing the symptoms of burnout in healthcare professionals (Hylton, 2015; Weekes, 2014; Smith, 2015). Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory can help address the self-care requirements of nurses in advanced clinical
In all my experiences as a nurse, I’ve realized the importance of communication, providing holistic care to an individual and empowering them with the knowledge to manage their health. When an illness strikes a person, it affects not just his body, but also his mind and spirit. The art of communication is invaluable to patient interaction and establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, that facilitate coping mechanisms for patients, moreover it prepared myself as a nurse to meet their individual needs. Furthermore, there is at the moment an insurmountable demand for survivorship care as a result of the advancement in technology and medicine, which made living beyond life expectancy possible for increasingly more people. Living after cancer treatment is not free of complications as there are acute and chronic side effects of treatment that requires constant monitoring and attention, and this information spurred me to shift my focus from palliative to survivorship care.
There are a few research studies and related pieces of literature that concerns disaster preparedness of nurses. This important due to the fact that nurses is a big chunk in health workforce. Moreover, nurses are considerably the first-line health professionals in giving health care services. As such in times of disaster, preparedness on a personal and professional level is important. As a result, it will enable nurses not only to ensure safety, health and well-being of their client or patients but also themselves.
The change in life style and behaviours can only occur when nurses help the individuals, families and communities to see reasons why certain behaviours are inimical to healthy life. This will in turn decrease chronic diseases and the financial burden patients experience. Nurses need to know how to plan, assess, implement and evaluate such health promotion
In summary, the nursing practice is ridden with numerous shortcomings that make it hard for patients to be satisfied with the provided health care services. This paper has provided an evidence-based model in health care provision. The need to improve patient satisfaction in the nursing practice has necessitated the implementation of relevant policies that have yielded positive results. With the nurses embracing concepts, such as teamwork, altruism, leadership, empathy, and communication, patients are becoming more satisfied with the care they are being given in the hospitals. In the nursing practice, there is a need to improve satisfaction in patients, which is only achieved after the nurses have adopted various patient-centered concepts,
Nurses got to ensure that patients have the required knowledge and skills before discharge (Collins, 2014). Wagner et al. (1996) had argued that, for chronic conditions patient’s they learned to empower self management by gain knowledge and skill from nurses whom had done the plans for discharge. Lorig et al. (2009) had agreed that, the concept of empowering patient in self management is crucial.
Risk management is critical to every organization. Assessing risks, minimizing errors and damages can be a tough job, but with the help of a quality manager. Sharing plans, tasks, and hopes for the future will make it is easier to focus on what is best for the longevity of a healthcare
After taking the self-assessment survey for quality and culture, I would like to improve and understand how cultural competence can have a real impact on clinical outcomes. Taking from some of the questions I answered wrong, it make me wants to be cultural competent. There are a few questions I am surprised and shocked, that I answered them incorrectly. I do understand that with training, I will start to gain cultural competence but it will take consistent individual practice on my part to develop and maintain individual cultural competence. Cultural competence can lead to, health literacy, health equity, and fewer diagnostic errors, which might help the patient expand their choices and access high quality medical providers because patient
Identifying the factors that may affect clinicians’ behaviour change to use PRO scores for clinical decision-making and to deliver self-management support for individual patient management of CLBP helps in understanding why clinicians do not implement these two components of the interdisciplinary intervention. This lead to better understanding the gap, which in turn helps choosing the most appropriate intervention, knowledge translation (KT) intervention, to address this gap. This may optimize the interdisciplinary intervention and in turn improve the patients’ health outcomes. The 14 behavior change domains are mapped on behaviour change techniques to select the most appropriate strategies interventions components to overcome the barriers and strengthen the facilitators . The objective of this study is to optimize the delivery of an interdisciplinary intervention for individuals with CLBP in 4 Health and Social Services Centres (CSSSs) by using patient reported PRO scores and delivering self-management support to guide LBP treatment goals.
Peer reviewed articles and studies will be challenged on the many positive outcomes of discharge teaching in patients with CHF. Key components required for patient with CHF self-management include following diet, activity, medication management, weight monitoring, signs and symptoms recognition for a worsening problem and follow up care. These self-management key components if managed appropriately by patients with CHF will improve clinical outcomes, reduce admissions and save hospitals costs (Todd M. Koelling,
Review the major differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 and how the differences between the two will affect the physician’s specialty as well as your organization. Educate yourself and billing staff so you can provide the proper support. You should coordinate staff training and you should consider training vendors that will work best for your practice. If you order your training materials early to avoid backorder. Create a financial plan.