I believe that the nurse leader ought to first have the nursing expertise and be able to utilize interpersonal skills to influence and empower the other nurses to deliver quality nursing care. Importantly, I would only consider nursing leadership effective when the leader is directly and actively involved in clinical care provision as that provides opportunities to improve care provision by influencing the nurses that one is leading. Notably, improvements would not be guaranteed if nursing leadership is restricted to management as leadership is founded on the strength of the opinions that the leaders raise, which I believe applies to nursing profession. On considering the aspect of interpersonal skills, I would focus my nursing leadership efforts on team building, establishing respect and confidence in other nurses, coming up with a vision and empowering them.
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.
It is defined as the integrated care, team approach, and communication between health care members in the effort to provide a functional work environment (Clarke, & Hassmiller, 2013). To summarize, professions across a health care organization should come together to improve the work environment to achieve the same goals to ensure that as a team, outcomes are being met. The Institute of Medicine (2010) believes this is an area that needs vast improvement, and due to fact that interprofessional leadership is not implemented as the standard throughout the hospitals nationwide. The Institute also believes that collaboration is a key strategy for improving problem solving (2010). “Quality care is best provided in a healthy, functional work environment” (Finkelman, et al, p477, 2013). With that being said, interprofessional leadership should be implemented more across the nation in an effort to provide a healthy, functional work environment.
It requires an understanding of the care seeker 's culture and acknowledging what matters to them while caring them in the same as other individuals. Article: Culturally Competent Care: Are we There Yet?
The Joint Commission determines the highest priority patient safety issues and how best to address them (The Joint Commission, 2016). Treatment issues and errors have been a focus of the Joint Commission however the errors in diagnosis leading to inaccurate treatments have not been of serious concern to be placed on the dockets (Berenson et al., 2014). The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Institute of Medicine are examining this problem. It is currently made up of mostly physicians and other healthcare professionals.
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.
Adams, it is important to address all areas from a holistic standpoint. This would include psychosocial, environmental and medical interventions. While providing care it is important to remember Florence Nightingale’s goal of nursing is to “assist the patient to regain “vital powers” by meeting their needs, which in the end puts the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon.” (Smith & Parker, 2015). Nightingale believed that nurses contribute to restoring health in a direct and indirect way by the management of patient’s environment (Smith & Parker, 2015).
According to this context, NOF and NOFCC are the most ideal aspect which needs an appropriately integration mechanism in order to positively encourage professionalism and quality improvement. The main scope of this approach is to make certain that, nurses and graduates significantly meet the healthcare rising demands through quality preparation before enhancement of the set practice. Knowledge and skills are the top most relevant core factors through which future nurses need to be very satisfied and configured as it promotes quality patient
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
There are a few different ways a nurse is able to keep current on policies that impact their practice. First, continuing nursing education (CNE) is one of the primary ways to keep current. “CNE is defined as programs beyond the basic nursing preparation that are designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of nursing practice, thus improving health care to the public [Board Rule 216.1(12)]” (Texas Board of Nursing, 2013). Continuing nursing education is a requirement for license renewal but is also an excellent resource for finding out new evidence based practice policies. The next way to be up to date on policies would be going for certification in a nurse’s specific specialty.
Negative stereotypes of nurses can be overcome by adopting effective strategies to make sure nursing is ‘perceived as a beneficial, autonomous profession and a distinct scientific discipline’ (McNally, 2009). It remains up to the nursing profession to influence perceptions and educate the public about what nurses actually do. According to Ten Hoeve, Jansen, & Roodbol, “Nurses need to raise public awareness about the various roles and opportunities both basic and advanced nursing practice have to offer. To give more visibility to the nursing role, a strategy needs to be developed, which will use the (social) media to inform the public” (2014, p304). Together with the use of multimedia, nurses can improve education, learning strategies and
When addressing clinical incompetence in the workplace, I feel that it is very important to keep the communication lines open. There is no way to know if the nurse if fully competent or what the nurse needs help understanding without honest communication. I agree that a skills checklist is a great way to evaluate competency (Yoder-Wise, 2015), yet I feel that there are better ways to help the nurse. I think it would be very helpful to evaluate the best way that the nurse that is struggling learns and attempt to be accommodating. Everyone learns in different ways.
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.
This can only be done through support from senior management and nursing leaders (Carman et al., 2012). In turn, nurses would be able to cater care to their patients. Nurses play an essential role to nurture patient’s motivation for participation. Nurses need to encourage confidence for patients to become more involved in their care, especially during medical rounds, updates and allow them not to be coerced into their treatment by giving holistic information to make an informed decisions. Nurses spend the most amount of time with patients and that time can be used to build rapport and share knowledge with their patients.
In many cases, ED nurses are the first health care provider to assess patients; therefore, it is essential that they have the clinical knowledge necessary to identify those at risk for sepsis, or exhibiting signs of early or even late sepsis. Quality improvement initiatives in the ED should include thorough educational efforts to ensure that nurses understand the sepsis condition in relation to the pathophysiology; the clinical triggers; its progression and implications; and the appropriate treatment that is best supported by evidence based research. Additional quality improvement measures should include the implementation of tools, processes, protocols/guidelines, and procedures required to assist nurses in the early identification and treatment of sepsis. Frontline nurses play an important role on the health care team, and perhaps are the key to reducing the morbidity and mortality of septic patients.