The occupational field of nursing and the educational instruction associated with nursing has evolved from the past century due to the detail oriented research and scientifically developed contributions. The advancement of new technology and improved theory drastically upgraded nursing practices, allowing patients to experience an efficient and professional form of healthcare serves. To learn more about the changes in the field of nursing that has taken place in the last 60 years I interviewed nurses that graduated from nursing school in three different decades. Although changes have taken place in regard to educational setting, cost of education, dress code, clinical hours and state board exam, the overall core of nursing has remained the
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.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is an organization that was founded in 1911 to represent the interests of the over three million nurses in the United States. Since its founding, its membership has grow from less than twenty nurses to millions and has become a leading organization in the advancement of the nursing practice and improvement of quality health care. The ANA does this by promoting high standards of nursing practice, fostering an ethical and safe work environment, and supporting the health and wellness of nurses. They also place a large focus on advocating for health care issues that not only affect nurses, but also the general public. Since its creation, the ANA has also expanded its services and has since developed a code
Bedside shift reporting is used in many health care facilities to promote a beneficial handoff for both patients and nurses. This type of reporting is an important process in clinical nursing practice because it allows staff to exchange necessary patient information to guarantee continuity of care and patient safety. “Moving the change-of-shift handoff to the patient’s bedside allows the oncoming nurse to visualize the patient as well as ask questions of the previous nurse and the patient” (Maxon, Derby, Wrobleski, & Foss, 2012). The standardization of shift handovers was identified as one of the 2009 National Client Safety Goals from The Joint Commission (TJC). Even though TJC and many others believe bedside reporting is conducive to patient
Nursing research is an integral part of the scientific enterprise of improving the nation 's health. The growing body of nursing research provides a scientific basis for patient care and should be regularly used by the nation 's 2.5 million nurses. Most studies concern health behaviors, symptom management, and the improvement of patients ' and families ' experiences with illness, treatment, and disease prevention. Research
Nurses are relied upon to work longer hours, and handle more obligations than any time in recent memory. There are recommendations and strategies that should be implemented to ensure that nursing unions are satisfied with the work that they provide to the organization that serves the community (Nurse Together, 2014). Phoebe Putney Hospital is worth millions of dollars. If the hospital were faced with a financial crisis, such as the nursing union demanding a 10 percent increase in salaries, a guarantee of no lay-offs, and an increase in pension benefits which would cost $1 million, considering the worth and the net income worth that the corporations brings in, the increase in salaries and pension I highly doubt it would cause for layoffs or
Bedside reporting has been shown to improve communication and quality of handoff between nurses. It is also credited to promote patient safety and improve patient satisfaction. Patient satisfaction, patient safety and nursing communication and quality of report from a 32 bed surgical hospital in Dallas, Texas is to be evaluated using various surveys, HCAHPS scores, incident reports, and call light logs. Data will be collected 2 months prior and 6 months following the implementation of bedside report. 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..
As the RN, you are the one in charge of making things run smoothly. When conflicts do arise, use effective communication to resolve them. Maintain a calm demeanor even during extreme situations. [Read also: 7 Tips to Help You Survive Your First Year of Nursing] Master the Art of Nursing One Task at a Time Delegation is a core concept in nursing, and much like other learned skills, success will improve over time. Continue to work towards excellence and improve communication and teamwork and in due time, delegation mastery will be achieved.
The need for standardized quality measures has been evolving as insurances companies, patients and employers want more data driven health outcomes that improve patient health while reducing cost. The National Committee for Quality Assurance and the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) along with CMS have been a leaders in utilizing evidence based methodologies and measuring quality outcomes to improvement health. The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is the most widely set of quality measures in the U.S incorporating quality measures across many domains of treatment identification strategy in the Initiation and Engagement measures, based on procedure, diagnosis codes and chart audits that is feasible
In fact, considering the tens of thousands of clinicians who use SClinico daily to support their clinical practices, a small improvement in the usability of this health care application might be translated, overall, into considerable efficiency gains. Therefore, based on the study reported in this article, the authors prepared a second observational study based on additional instruments and that will be extended to other health care units. The administration board and ethical commite of CHTMAD had already approved this