Therefore, the APN has a distinct set of skills that will ensure positive patient outcomes. Another contributor to quality care is the use of evidence-based practice (EBP). EBP is an approach to solving issues that integrate the best evidence from well-designed studies from a clinician?s expertise. These studies extrapolate the evidence from patient assessments, preferences, values, and practice data. The findings from these studies yield research that leads to higher quality of care, positive patient outcomes, increased quality of care, and decreased costs (Mazurek, Fineout-Overholt, Gallagher-Ford, & Kaplan, 2012).
Also, it is anticipated that the synergistic integration and active involvement of these providers in the care of patients and families, may improve healthcare outcomes and resource allocation overall. Specifically, this research will contribute to the health system
“As a continuous process, discharge planning starts earlier and continues later and involves reaching out to both health care professionals and family caregivers along the entire continuum of a patient’s care” (Robeznieks, 2017, p. 40). Through this continuous process of discharge planning, this can help improve the quality of care rendered to the patient and lessen the chance of readmission to the
Imogene King covers the creation of collaborative goals that can be effectively used to reach quality competencies. This model requires nurses to collect data about the patient, and then verify the interpretation of the data with the patient. This insures that both sides agree from the beginning before goals are created. Each patient varies in their needs, and quality requires that nurses be proactive in implementing new and creative ways to provide access to healthcare that is cost efficient and safe for each patient (Thomas et al., 2011). King reaches this goal by including the patient in the creation of the goals.
An important part of nursing is to integrate health and disease prevention into the lives of individuals. As nurses, we are often the frontline people who interact with patient and the community. It is our responsibility to strategize ways to promote being health, preventions of diseases and remaining safe. The main and probably most important way to do this is by educating and teaching. According to Kemppainen, Tossavainen, and Turunen (2013), “health promotion by nurses can lead to many positive health outcomes including adherence, quality of life, patients’ knowledge of their illness and self-management” (p. 490).
The overall goal of care pathways is to improve the quality of patient care. They also aim to promote teamwork and leadership between health care professionals. (Cite). Examples of where care pathways can be effective consist of interprofessional documentation, communication, relations, etc.
The act of nursing helps people to achieve this goal comfortably and appropriately. Caring for a person through action, relationally, and improving health and is the ultimate role of a nurse. Conclusion Nursing plays an important role in maintaining the health of human beings. This role requires that a person be understanding of human beings individually and as a whole, the environment in which we survive, the meaning of health and how to maintain it, and how to be caring. These concepts have shaped my philosophy, which I will use as a guideline to practice nursing by, and as I advance my knowledge of nursing, I will be able to expand upon
Research is designed to contribute to knowledge which has resulted in the formation of evidence based practice. The influence of evidence-based practice is endorsed across nursing practice and education. The need for an effective, safe, and efficient health system has resulted in the call for evidence based practice to become the bases for new knowledge being transformed into working clinical procedures, being effectively implemented and working for the advantage of the patient and the entire care team. Evidence based practice is an approach to problem solving and an aid for decision making which integrates best evidence and patient care data. If delivered in an environment of caring and in a supportive organisation, the highest quality
I witnessed first hand how the occupational therapist added to the patient life by ensuring that the was on their way to being as close to independent as possible thus ensuring that whole person care was being achieved. Occupational therapist play an important role in the team of healthcare professional. Occupational therapists are educated on how to effectively provide care to the client and they have their own set of roles and specific goals that help the client achieve a better quality of life. There are circumstances that arise in the OT’s profession that cause a delay in patient care, but that is common in various professions. Other team member such the RN can facilitate the goals that were implemented by the OT.
Reflective practice is vitally important within healthcare as it equips workers with the tools to learn from personal experiences, whether good or bad. Healthcare professionals are then empowered to develop their professional skills and become more effective and thoughtful workers. Reflective practice enables workers in this field to become far more effective practitioners by reviewing, analysing and improving their performances within their personal work