Part 1 Explain why it is important for nurses to use credible and relevant evidence to underpin their clinical practice. (Justify and support answers with credible and relevant evidence whilst adhering to UWS referencing guidance). The role of nurse changes as new research emerges and finds new and improved ways of helping patients to be restored to health. As Aveyard and Sharp (2016) suggested, evidence based practice requires that the approach is clear but also up to date and it based on the best type of evidence available at the point in time. The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2015) is to always provide the best possible service related to the best available evidence that is also in line with the patient’s preferences.
The healthy ageing strategy is an approach to maximise health and wellbeing for older adults so that it enables them to continue being active and enjoy life. Ageing occurs inevitably and it is important that everyone has the opportunity to age well. It is important to recognise that older people make a significant contribution to our society economically, socially and intellectually (Ministry of Health, 2016). The aim of the strategy is to improve healthy ageing which will help older adults to continue being independent regardless of their health status. Ministry of Health (2016),
Oral health is a vital component of overall health. Despite advances in access to care, quality of health care, and research. Early Childhood Caries (ECC) continues to be a chronic disease in our youth. ECC has been linked to a higher risk of new carious lesions, hospitalizations delayed or insufficient physical development, a lowered learning ability and an increase in emergency room visits. (Tinanoff et all 1997) Although over the last 20 years we have seen a decrease in the prevalence of dental caries in older children, we have not seen a decrease in the prevalence in children under 5 years of age.
It can cause high fever, headache, vomit, muscle ache, and cause respiratory symptoms(a cough, sore throat) Even it seem not to be serious, it already killed millions of people. Firstly, making vaccination mandatory can impact society in positive ways. It impacts the society because fewer people may die from influenza, including lowering the chance that someone may lose people they care about. As American Academy of Pediatrics said, “Vaccines work very well. Millions of children have been protected against serious illnesses because they were immunized.
40 sets of data are collected in anthropometry workshop. Linear regression-derived coefficient of determination (R2) show the correlation of body fat ratio with BMI, WHR, and skin-fold thickness. From the calculation of coefficient of determination. It found that body fat ratio had the stronger link (R2 =0.87) with skin-fold thickness
Clinical governance ensures that organisations become accountable for continuously improving their services and safe-guarding standard of care ‘by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish’ (Scally and Donaldson 1998). Clinical audit emerged from within the clinical governance framework and is now seen as one of the most important elements of clinical governance (NICE 2002); it has been defined as ‘a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review against explicit criteria and the implementation of change’. The student intends to focus this audit on staff knowledge in relation to Hand Hygiene and Infection Control and to evaluate the hand hygiene education
In addition, nursing turnover has been reported to range from 15-36% per year, a much higher rate than other health care professionals. Several professional organizations in nursing have identified and established criteria for a healthy workplace. As a result, the 8 Essential Attributes of a Healthy Work Environment was developed to reflect what staff nurses perceive to be the key to a healthy workplace. Examples of a few of the 8 essentials are supportive nurse managers, adequate staffing and a culture in which concern for patients is paramount. Evidence has shown that all 8 essentials are positively correlated and therefore all 8 need to be addressed by the improvement strategies.
Besides, this article also talks about the progress that has been made by pharmacy and governments working together to optimize health care system outcomes through advances in regulation, education and training, testing of new models of care and participation in interprofessional initiatives and in electronic health systems. The key barriers that have to be tackle to better enable
The process of ongoing learning can support health organization including AUBMC in order to promote the acquisition and implement perfect knowledge as a basic foremost strategy in order to manage the changes required for AUBMC and will support the organization in identifying major critical requirements to empower workforces to achieve and participate in continuous healthcare improvement. To implement culture of accountability, Sayegh will have to tackle knowledge and learning, this will ultimately result in development of a culture that supports continuous improvement and learning. The culture of accountability in order to work successfully will require committed leadership; the culture will result in performance feedback to motivate employees, as Sayegh faced with unmotivated staff. (Frost et al.
Thus, engaging in meetings where opinions, researches and other relevant knowledge is shared allows comprehensive learning, effective research and crafting or invention of better approaches to ensure patients and nurses enjoy the services and the health care environment as implied by Munhall (2012) and Torrey et al. (2014). Wallis (2012) makes implication that the prime objective of EBP is to provide approaches that can be applied effectively to prevent, detect and provide care of health disorders. Thus, obtaining a magnet status and evidence-based projects and should integrate current best evidence from research with clinical policy and practice to improve healthcare
"Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) provides a comprehensive set of 10-year, national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans" ("Healthy People 2020", 2015, p. 2). It monitors and evaluates whether the goals of improving health indicators are met or getting worse. Community health problems should be analyzed in order to comprehend and effectively resolve the problem ("Analyzing Community Problems", 2015). Levels of prevention are phases wherein healthcare professionals can intervene in the health of individuals and communities. Primary prevention involves seeking ways to prevent a person from having a disease they can be prone to.
Then see if you can apply them to an issue in your own life or in the life of someone you know. Healthy People 2020 are a collaboration between local, state, and federal organizations dedicated to improving the social and physical environment of communities. These organizations recognize that there are many aspects of our social and physical environment that can directly influence the quality of one’s health. As a result, Healthy People 2020 has implemented a ten year plan whose primary goal is to improve the overall health of communities across America and therefore, build a healthier society. With this in mind, the plan identifies five key categories and multiple sub-categories or social determinants, relevant to improving health.
Every 10 years the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues a comprehensive document of goals and objectives to provide information and guidance to organizations and agencies addressing public health issues. The newest report, Healthy People 2020, established several new objectives to broaden thinking about populations in need. For example, some of these new objectives specifically focus on the health of the adolescent and lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender populations (Chicago Department of Public Health [CDPH], 2011). These objectives were not included in the Healthy People 2010 report. Technology has also played a part in the overwhelming size of the Healthy People 2020 report, in that the online format is
It is fundamental for the U.S Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) to increase recognition of evidence-based practices to improve population health care. According to Alcantara et al., (2015) screenings and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse have shown to be effective. It was given grade B recommendations by the USPSTF (Alcantara et al., 2015). The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is one of the screenings to use by medical staff to identify potential alcohol misuse by patients. As you mentioned, electronics indeed help medical staff to increase awareness and implement the SBIRT assessment.
Activities Activities will be designed to improve knowledge, competence, performance, and, ultimately, patient outcomes with innovative and effective learning formats that may include live activities such as regularly scheduled series, courses, conferences, and research symposia; and performance improvement curriculum. We encourage innovative use of new technologies and approaches. The medical education program seeks to provide continuing medical education activities free of commercial bias and with transparent disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest. Desired Results We expect our educational activities and CME learners to improve the care delivered by HPMG clinicians in the following ways: 1) develop skilled physician educators and leaders with implementation of meaningful and sustainable practice change, where appropriate; 2) Improve process of care by increasing medical knowledge and competence in ability to apply knowledge, skills and judgment; 3) practice effective and compassionate physician-patient communication; and 4) optimize health outcomes and increase consistency of care delivery across