I will summarize each outcome for the Nursing Informatics specialty. For the intent of this paper I will use outcome and competency interchangeably. The first outcome means the ability to gather healthcare information across the continuum of care; combine and utilize the information gathered to develop a process. Finally execution of that process to evaluate its ability to improve the quality of the healthcare environment. Healthcare managers are constantly assessing patients and collecting information.
It is therefore of essence that informed consent is observed by nurses to seek patient’s permission and approval before beginning treatment procedure. This is asserted by Sharp (1998) to be a very vital in nursing ethics. It is needed with regards to patients treatment. It is only fair that patients become aware of their health conditions and agree fully to whatever treatment procedure available before treatment (Schopp
Ethical Decision Making While working with clients, nurses will have many instances when they need to call on nursing ethics to deal with difficult situations. Moral or ethical principles are fundamental values about the way patients should be cared for and treated. These principles include autonomy, justice, fidelity, veracity, beneficence, and nonmaleficence (Zerwekh & Garneau, 2018, p. 420). Nurses who do not follow the Code of Ethics for Nurses could find themselves in legal trouble. They also may face a higher risk of being involved in a situation that could lead to disciplinary charges or malpractice litigation.
The role and responsibilities of a Midwife. In the UK Midwifes have to follow the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) codes once they are registered as a midwife. As a midwife, you 'll be involved in: Midwives have a lot of responsible and are involved with patient in anything to do with a pregnancy and babies.
One such example would be, nurses have to frequently assess any change on patient’s condition and notify doctor immediately if there are changes. Delaying may increase the complication and makes it harder to treat. Other than that, nurses must document down all the information in accordance to approved standards of practice which includes evaluation of how treatments work, assessment, compliance, reaction of patient and communication. Evidence by charting can help to prevent liability in a malpractice suit. Lack of documentation can alter the nursing intervention, such as in the scenario which stated medication was not discontinued when the resident was at high risk for bleeding.
This should also be asked to the patient on every drug round as new drugs can be described at any time. The patients’ weight should be recorded on the kardex also as certain drugs are given according to weight such as Infliximab and their weight will determine the required
In collaboration with other medical personnel, nurses engage in the development and enactment of patient care plans. Furthermore, they provide education to families and groups on various health issues such as disease prevention, among others. Scope of Practice The nursing scope of practice gives a precise definition of the strict duties of a registered nurse practitioner. It is obligatory for these professionals not to engage in medical activities that go beyond their scope of practice.
It is whereby the planned intervention is carried out. Implementation process is very important to ensure the effectiveness of the planning (Simpson & Courtney,2008). The implementation process will tell the nurse whether the previous plan able to be implemented and to ensure that the continuous care towards the patient. According to the plan on the way to overcome the positioning problem in PICU the invented positioning chart is printed and laminated and stacked above the PICU monitoring chart and also on the patients bed to ensure that the nurses able to see the chart clearly. Other than that, all the nurses where educated on how to do two hourly positioning according to the chart.
In nursing communication is imperative. Something being discussed can be a matter of life and death. Every patient is unique. While there are guidelines to follow sometimes they may not be applicable to the situation. The nurse leader needs to be able to communicate with and trust their floor nurse.
In healthcare institutions, nurses are the backbone of every healthcare and always the first contact patients meet on the arrival into the hospital. The nurses’ ability to communicate effectively with patients influence patients’ care and their belief about care. Through effective communication, nurses help patients to know and understand their health problems and give them guide on how to care for themselves. Effective nurse-patient communication requires listening and honesty. This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them.
1. What is your understanding of the Advance Directive for Healthcare and how does your facility (current or past) deal with the issue? There are two different types of Advance Directives, a Health Care Power of Attorney and a Living Will. An advance directive is a proactive legal document a patient fills out in advance making their wishes know in regards to complicated health care decisions in case they are unable to make the decisions for themselves for some reason. This document appoints a health care power of attorney to make the decision on the patient behalf if they are unable
Quality assurance of medical records following sure all rules and regulations were followed for Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) review. Processed, logged, copied, and properly mailed records and correspondence to patients and outside agencies. Organized administrative activities for 297-person organization. Independently performed assigned duties in accordance with regulatory guidance and accreditation guidelines, using discretion and judgment to make appropriate methodology. Provided advice and regulatory guidance, verbally and written to staff.
The appointed Medical Power of Attorney in a legal document is supposed to make all medical decisions. The document can specify when the acting person takes on the responsibility of Medical Power of Attorney. This document can identify if medical interventions are wanted or not needed. Two forms guide the Medical Power Of Attorney: the “Living Will” and “Advance Medical Directive” and clearly indicates what course of action the patient would want taken in medical circumstances. Several states unite the Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for healthcare into an "Advance Health Care
Under HIPAA, a covered entity could voluntarily obtain a patient consent for uses and disclosures of protected health information for treatment, payment, and health care operations. Our staff will provide you with a consent form whenever there is a need for one, please make sure to fill it and return in before your procedure. • Informed consent is the process of communication between physician and patient regard his/her rights in their medical treatment plan. It is also the process of communication to help the patient understand and undergo a specific medical procedure. Through informed consent the physician must give the following information to the patient: diagnosis, nature and purpose of treatment, risks and benefits to proposed treatment, alternatives treatments and their risks, the risks and benefits of not undergoing treatment.
Practice Policy Appropriate health care continues to be one of the major challenges throughout the nation. Financial and educational hindrances can produce negative health effects on individuals and communities. Advanced practice nurses can implement their evidence based knowledge and skills within any environment to increase the knowledge and health of the surrounding populations. However, nurse practitioners must comply with the protocols and laws mandated by the board of nursing. This paper will discuss the setting in which nurse practitioners practice in, along with the laws and limitations that they must adhere to at all times.