Introduction Nursing Practitioner Core Competencies create a structure that prepare nurse practitioners to be excellent providers in an ever-changing medical world (Thomas, Crabtree, Delaney, Dumas, Kleinpell, Logsdon, & et al., 2011). Through the context of nursing theory, the competencies give further insight in the role they play in structuring holistic patient care plans for individuals and communities. This paper will review different aspects of varying nursing theories to provide context to the core competencies. Scientific Foundation Scientific foundation competencies cover the need to analyze data and translate it into knowledge, to improve nursing practices and patient outcomes (Thomas et al., 2011).
be highly effective for improving clinical outcomes and reducing cost. Teaching methods that incorporate opportunities for interdisciplinary education and collaborative practice are required to prepare nurses for their unique professional role and to understand the role of other disciplines in the care of patients. Nursing shortages have a negative impact on patient care and are costly to the health care industry. A significant nursing shortage exists today, particularly in acute and long-term care settings. It results from many factors.
EBP became more concerned in clinical setting. “Nurses use critically appraised and scientifically proven evidence to deliver quality care to a specific population.” (Majid et al. 2011) Therefore, it was important to explore facilitators and barriers affecting the effective
Clinical examinations offer significant chances for nurses to identify a suitable therapy association with their clients. Hence, the examination is seen as both interpersonal and intellect based activity. Assessments of sick people involve several steps. Screening examination helps gather necessary facts, analyses them and later group them into useful information. Potential analyses combine all possible examinations that associate with available information about a patient.
The purpose of this paper will be to compare and contrast Lippitt’s and Kotter change theories as well as provide similarities and differences amongst the two. Change is vital in the medical field and especially in nursing, relating to implementation of these changes. The need for effective and efficient communication and appropriate leadership allows for easier implementation and interventions to occur. Change in nursing needs to be purposeful, have direction and have the capability to achieve desired goals. (Kotter 2008)
This ongoing training will enhance nurses’ development of observational skills, knowledge of normal and abnormal vital signs, early warning signs (EWS) tool correct use and physical assessment. This will improve patient quality of care, prevent deterioration and improve patient safety (Atkinson, 2013). Thus, by providing ongoing training in New Zealand hospitals will enhance nurses’ development and care for
This process allows nurses to identify potential problems, develop solutions and evaluate results. Consequences, such as disciplinary action, could arise from not following the nursing process. This is expected from a professional nurse. “Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined” (NIH, 2013). Studies have shown that by using multimodal techniques for pain management, a patient can have better pain management.
Through this initial assessment, the nurse can obtain information that is crucial in providing the client with effective holistic care. Nursing assessment framework tools are used to help the nurse obtain accurate information about the patient’s wants and needs. This initial assessment based on subjective and objective data, helps to determine the patient’s actual problems and potential problems (Weber & Kelley, 2013). An assessment is carried out to obtain objective data and a physical baseline of the patient on admission.
In this study, it is clear that with the same academic conditioning still learning by experience and competency-based training or seminar are some measures of reinforcement. Also, it provides a proposition that competence in disaster preparedness among nurses may vary from institutional policies. Taking this at hand, it is important to determine and understand the disaster preparedness of nurses in the hospital setting. In effect, policy-makers, other stakeholders, hospital administrators and nurses themselves are guided to identify inefficiencies brought about by low levels of disaster preparedness. Hence, It will be an enabling environment to provide safety and health of both nurses and their patients.
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 term Evidenced-based practice (EBP) is one of the most talked about concepts in healthcare. Nursing scholars, worldwide, have sought to provide healthcare workers with the evidence from research to be transform this into clinical care. To ease this transference of data into practice, scholars have developed EBP models. These models direct the researcher with the process from hypothesis to implementation of the data. The perplexity of EBP is that the data can come from research, clinical experience, patients, or local context and environment (Rycroft-Malone, et al., 2012).
The purpose of this quality initiative is to provide measures necessary to facilitate the frontline ED nurses in the early identification and treatment of sepsis. The clinical question for this scholarly project is as follows: “In the emergency department, will quality improvement initiatives, improve the frontline nurses’ early recognition and treatment of
Introduction The scope of the nursing practice is changing with the improvement of technology. Computer and information technology is just as important to nurses as their stethoscopes, so implementing and using Medical Information Technology (MEDITECH) an Electronic Health Records (EHR) is vital in improving patient care. The importance and knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of EHR systems is brought up throughout this paper. Chilton Hospital and Fairmont General Hospital review their possibilities and limitations about using MEDITECH.
This knowledge is useful for nursing practice because it opens up opportunity for new effective treatments for reducing pain. By applying the theoretical knowledge from the study and practical knowledge from clinical practice, the nurse’s way of knowing is informed. As someone working in healthcare, it is important to be able to have an openness to change and be actively looking for evidence informed practice. For instance, health care and nursing practice has greatly changed in 100-200 years. In a video by James McCormack of UBC, he describes the final days of King Charles II.