She was selected as a Fellowship of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). In summary, her journal explains two research studies she completed with the provided funds at her disposal. The first study incorporated King’s concept of time. Although nurses think it is more time consuming to use the bar code to scan patient’s bracelet before giving medication, it has improved the level of patient safety. Messmer’s current research study shows that communication between all members of the health care team, regardless of their position, attribute to the success of benefiting the most important person, the patient.
To secure patient safety with HH as a basic component of healthcare, the global SAVE LIVES strategy: hand disinfection, promoting my 5 moments for HH targets healthcare workers. Allegranzi & Pittet (2009), argued that HH is recognized as the lead intervention for preventing the transmission of antimicrobial resistance and reducing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) and suggested a multimodal intervention strategies to improve HH and aid in the decline of HCAIs. Allegranzi & Pittet (2009), indicated that the goal of the First Patient Safety challenge is to attain an improved HH practice globally with the ultimate target of promoting an effective patient safety culture. Also (14) indicated that HH plays a significant role to the perception of quality of care and its performance among health professionals is critical to advancing the sense of safety of patients during
Scores and communication survey results will be reviewed in this time period to determine increases or decreases from pre-implementation results using traditional nurse-to-nurse report.. The projected goals and outcomes of this project are to increase quality of report, increase patient safety and increase patient satisfaction. Introduction This paper proposes to outline the impact of a standardized bedside reporting system that involves the patient as opposed to the age-old report method conducted at the nurse’s station between only nurses. Evaluation of this impact includes quality
It was found that bedside nursing handovers improved accuracy, promoted patient centered care and improved service delivery Clarke, D., Werestiuk, K., Schoffner, A., Gerard, J., Swan, K. (2012). Achieving the “perfect handoff” in patient transfers: building teamwork and trust. Journal of Nursing Management, 20, 592-598. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01400.x In this study they noted that there was an increase in inaccuracies of the handoff with
154). Orem’s self-care deficit theory is applicable to nursing today as it encompasses the modern holistic view of patient care (Masters, 2015). An example of modern day nursing practice utilizing Orem’s theory is with renal patients. With an ever-increasing elderly population, renal care is one of the prominent current nursing focused issues (O’Shaughnessy, 2014). O’Shaughnessy, 2014, wrote a continuing nursing education article on the importance of Orem’s theory in relation to elderly patients performing peritoneal dialysis.
The discipline of nursing focuses on transforming health to a state of wellbeing which puts nurses in a prime position to promote successful transitions for their clients (Meleis & Trangenstein, 1994). The literal or primary meaning of transition originates from the Latin word “across” (Kralik, Visentin, & Van Loon, 2006, pp. 323). The literature describes transition, as a passage or shift in a person’s lifespan and is due to the nature of change in an individual’s health, environment, or relationships (Al-Yateem & Docherty; Kralik et al., 2006; Meleis, Sawyer, Messias, & Schumacher, 2000; Schumacher & Meleis, 1994). As men are now more engaged in the prenatal and postnatal period, it is essential nurses understand the nursing concept of transition
Exploring clients who survived life-threatening conditions provide a more complete assessment of quality in maternal health care [8-10]. The maternal near-miss concept suggested to be routinely used in national programs as a tool for evaluating the quality of maternal health care . In addition, the near-miss indicators are indicators of outcome and provide an overall evaluation of the performance of the health service or health system in reducing severe maternal short-term outcomes . In order to produce a more complete and even more tangible evaluation of quality of care, a set of process indicators were adapted and developed based on the criterion-based clinical audit concept which considers a feasible and beneficial mode of auditing the quality of maternal health care . A country’s level of maternal near misses is indirect evidence that the health system is functioning well, health institutions are well organized & equipped, there are competent providers, emergency obstetric services are highly responsive, the care given to mothers is of high standard, and the referral system is functioning well.
Nightingale created social reform in healthcare and nursing. The Nightingale Fund was established after reporting her findings during the Crimean War to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She used the money to establish the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. She wrote the book “Notes on Nursing, What It Is and What It Is Not,” which provided direction on how to manage the ill. The school taught hospital and home care nurses how to teach other nurses.
Evaluation (Strengths and weaknesses with evidence) Strengths: It can effectively reduce the existing injury of domestic violence and provide follow-up care. (Ke,Wang&Zhang,2005,pp.138-141) After 1970,the intervention of health care system became one of the main topics in the area of anti-domestic violence. Active prevention and treatment policy were formulated and the rate of “general intimate couple violence” experienced an eighteen percent reduction.（Ke,Wang&Zhang,2005,p.140; Truman, J. L. ,2011,p.2). Weaknesses: Vast resourses and professionals are needed and the situation of demand exceeds supply is likely to occur. Solution Three (Topic sentence) The most fundamental method is to improve rural residents’ awareness of human rights and gender
Utilitarianism an approach proposed by Bentham and Mill (as cited in Common Foundation Studies in Nursing PP. 92-93). The consequences thought to be beneficial via the action that brought the greatest balance of good over evil. The Healthcare professionals have to decide what to do keeping the health and wellbeing of the patient the central focus. Short-term memory loss can be part of Dementia progression but one must Rule out underline causes.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has helped me to achieve the goal of outcome six by enabling me to critically analyze policy, laws, and ethics to develop, evaluate, and advocate for change that shapes financing, regulation, and delivery of nursing and health care services. At the start of the DNP program my knowledge of health policy, laws and ethics were very limited. Now since taking the DNP program, I feel I have improved knowledge and leadership skills in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and international health policy. Examples of a critical event that have inspired my growth in the DNP program include DNP-III assignment three on healthcare policies and practices. The assignment describes
Evidence based practice is using the most recent research to asses the patient and provide them with the best outcome. “The NMC’s (2015a) Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives states that it is the responsibility of each nurse and midwife to maintain their knowledge and skills and to practice using the best available evidence.” The purpose of this paper is to mention challenges that nurses face when trying to implement EB, blah blah blah. What it is what it isn’t why it makes a difference and why its crucial. The top challenge faced by healthcare institutions today is providing evidence based, cost effective, quality care that will improve practice and improve patient outcomes. Evidence based practice
It includes both hospital planning and home follow-up in partnership with the client and family. In fact the highlight of TCM is client-family understanding and management of health problems, identification and response to potential issues to prevent deterioration in client health status (Enderlin, et al., 2013; Naylor, et al, 2014). TCM has been demonstrated to reduce ED visits, hospital readmissions, and hospital costs in three different randomized controlled studies (Naylor, et al.,
“Systematic prevention programs have been shown to decrease hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by 34% to 50%” (ICSI, 2003). It is critical to identify all the risk factoEarly detection of risk status is critical because timely interventions can be designed to address specific risk factors. When the patients first get admitted to the hospital, an admission risk assessment is usually performed. In the assessment, nurses consider patient’s age, medical history, medications and prior history of pressure ulcers. These factors play an important part in providing the nurses with initial information about the patient.
I look forward to learn more about health policies and becoming more involved in health policies. A master’s prepared nurse has many roles in the health care field. One of the many roles is participating in health policies. A “Master’s-prepared nurses will use their political efficacy and competence to improve the health outcomes of populations and improve the quality of the healthcare delivery system” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2011, p. 20). By the master’s prepared nurse being involved with health policy it is a way to make sure his or her patients are receiving the quality care that the patient needs.