Using information from staff workers, patients, and chart review all combine will be a better tool in assessing patient safety in medical settings. One practical implications of the study is the suggestion of the use of incident reports as educational material for health workers and medical students. This technique would positivity impact health worker by increasing their consciousness regarding patient safety. Another practical implication is the proposal that medical centers in general should always use more than one type of incident detection. A combinations of sources of information from hospital staff members an d patients should be use in order to achieve a more accurate
Through this research, they discovered that SFR infants gained weight faster, required less medical procedures, has less cases of sepsis, were at a younger gestational age at the time of full enteral feeds, had an increase in attention, a decrease in stress, a decrease in hypertonicity, a decrease in lethargy, and a decrease in pain. For mothers who stayed with their infant in the SFR NICU showed to have an increased in satisfaction, a decrease in stress, an increase in family centered care, and an increase in skin to skin bonding. Nurses who worked in SFR units had a decrease in stress, felt
Teamwork, communication, and delegation in nursing are variables dependent on one another for success. This post is the first in a series on nursing delegation in which we will discuss the team nursing model, the RN 's role in task delegation, and how effective communication fosters teamwork which leads to better outcomes for patients and employees. Detailed and timely communication among registered nurses (RNs) and other team members, leads to improved quality measures and outcomes. In fact, studies have shown that negative outcomes were often linked to communication errors. As such, safety, delegation, and quality of care are dependent on one another.
Effective nurse staffing is vital to the delivery of high quality patient care. In this manner, nurse staffing is a vital health care issue since nurses are a significant element in the delivery of health care. The work of nurses, unlike the physicians’ work is rarely organized around specific disease populations since patients are normally grouped by nursing care intensity or age group such as intensive care or geriatrics (Duffield et al., 2011). Additionally, elderly patients who need minimum nursing care might be separated into surgical or medical units nonetheless might as well be combined into one ward. This paper examines the effect of nursing staffing in clinical settings while focusing on improving quality of patient care and safety
It trains health care providers to overcome cultural barriers like communication and language. Cultural competency has the potential to reduce inequities in access to health care services and improve the health status of cultural communities by reducing healthcare disparities. The goal of cultural competency is to provide health care to the community that is respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse patients. It helps the health care provider to understand the needs of patients while seeking treatment. It helps to patient-provider to meet on common ground in the diagnosis and treatment plan of the disease.
However, I am aware that the beginning of effective leadership would be by developing a vision of the organization where a nurse leader serves. Coming up with a picture of what would be a future of excellence in delivering nursing care in the organization would be crucial in motivating and raising commitment among the other nurses. As a nurse leader, the vision that I would hold dear would be to ensure I have the capacity to make sure that the systems in place benefit individual needs of the patients in a manner that patients are always handled with respect and dignity while the work that nurses perform is respected and valued. For this to be met, there is a need for the nurse leader to assist the other nurses grasp the envisioned picture and remaining at the forefront in directing the others on where to go. Subsequently, I would want to be the kind of a nurse leader who can enable the staff to grasp the vision, to make sure the appropriate people assume the nursing roles and to model the behaviors that are desired of the other
The concept of “professionalism in healthcare careers” in my own words mean living up to the standards, and the values that are set forth by the faculty that you are working for. This means making sure the community looks good as well. The concept of “professionalism” extends from not only doing your job, but going above and beyond that for your patients or coworkers. Making sure that you are aware of the repercussions of each of your actions, and how they affect not only you but the people around you. For example, nurse have an oath that must uphold but their patient care extends from not only a nurse but to a line for support for their patients.
Nursing Professional Development: The Effect on Patient-Centered Care The nursing profession is one of the most meaningful and passionate careers which has grown in the medical field due to the nurses’ holistic care, dedication and responsibility to their patients, and the healthcare demand for a more qualified level of care. The art of nursing, which creates the human relationship between the patient and the nurse, and the science of nursing that implements the knowledgeable nursing practice, both combined achieved patient-centered care. Nursing Education Nurses acquire education to improve their practice, promote health and prevent diseases. The American Nurse Association defines the nursing profession as the protection, promotion, and optimization
Transcultural nursing focuses on care, beliefs, value and patterned lifeway’s to provide efficient care to patients (Leininger, McFarland, 2002, p.5-6). In Leininger’s transcultural nursing, nurses would practice taking the patients culture into consideration. According to Leininger there are many benefits to gathering cultural information from the patient to use in treating the patient. It helps to understand culturally how patients deal with illness and death. Also, there is a lot of diversity in the work area so being knowledgeable of the different cultures could help in strengthening the nurse-patient relationship.
There are a few research studies and related pieces of literature that concerns disaster preparedness of nurses. This important due to the fact that nurses is a big chunk in health workforce. Moreover, nurses are considerably the first-line health professionals in giving health care services. As such in times of disaster, preparedness on a personal and professional level is important. As a result, it will enable nurses not only to ensure safety, health and well-being of their client or patients but also themselves.
As future Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) we have a huge role in improving patient outcomes within our microsystems. The Joint Commission has recognized the CNL role as being a important contribution to the resolution of healthcare’s safety concerns (Reid, 2013). The CNL role not only improves safety but also manages and improves the overall quality of patient care experiences. For my quality improvement project I plan to design and implement a intervention that will improve the patient experiences on a busy psychiatric unit. One specific idea I had in mind was to design a project that would be aimed at improving the quality of sleep patient’s receive overnight.
 While it seems that scores using a larger number of data inputs are the best scoring systems, simpler scores are better than complex scores. The more the score complexity, the more the barrier to calculation, as it increases the probability that some data inputs may not be available. If a simpler score is available on all patients it would lower cost and complexity for
The Building Empathy in Healthcare article mentions a couple of reasons of the importance of empathy. Empathy helps build trust and increases patient compliance, as a result patients have better recovery rates. According to a research study, doctors provide better service when their patients fully verbalize their emotional concerns (Killam 2014). It is no secret that being a doctor is a stressful job; however, health providers and even patients can help physicians physically recharge through burnouts. In order to ensure that, we are truly empathetic towards patient we must remember where we came from.
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.
(2008). I would like to challenges Chief Nurse Executives (CNEs) to lead the journey and highlights how patients, their families, and health care organizations would benefit immeasurably if CNEs stepped forward and accepted this leadership role, then and only then can the best practice changes begin to improve what we as nurses already know. The processes of leading are intended to enable more people to develop into leaders and more people to share the roles of leading, to enhance the quality and safety of patient care (Stone P. Hughes R, Dailey M.