Conclusion In conclusion, APNs are equipped to deliver the same safe, efficient, and high- quality care as physicians. The clinical and professional background of nurses gives them an extraordinary opportunity to change the healthcare landscape and promote cost-effective, compassionate, and patient-centered care for people. In a study performed by Dill, Pankow, Erikson, & Shipman (2013), the patient preferred the APN to physicians due to greater accessibility, more personalized and compassionate care, increased comfort with communication, and past positive
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.
Current medications include Norco 5/325 mg 1 tablet daily and Zoloft 50 mg 1 tablet daily. It was noted that the IW has signed a treatment agreement for the prescription of controlled substances. Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) report checked on 11/29/16 was consistent with prescription history. Based on the medical report dated 01/13/17, the patient complains of pain to her right shoulder and low back.
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
Informed consent mean the patient has been given the right information regarding their care, Mary falls into this capacity as she was give information regarding her care and she was able to choose (Wheeler, 2013). According to (Nice 2012) delivering high quality care should be at the heart of every care provider daily clinical practice. Good care is also connected with high staff satisfaction and good outcome for patient (Nice, 2012). Obtaining informed consent helps to ensure that people are not deceived or coerced into any decision making is very important regarding their. Nurses must also practise in line with the (NMC, 2015) code of conduct.
Neff, Cimiotti, Heusinger, & Aiken (2011) carried out the largest survey of registered nurses ever conducted in a large southeastern state to see what the nurses have to say about providing safe and effective care and how satisfied nurses are with their current nursing position. A survey was sent out to a random sample of 49,385 registered nurses who were working and residing in this southeastern state using a modified Dillman’s methodology. Neff et al. (2011) mailed a cover letter explaining the purpose of the survey. Then a postcard was sent out a week after the first mailing to encourage participation.
4.1.The study population This study reports the results of a Pap smear test among 677 women attending for cervical cancer screening center in Barah. Such study requires precise definition of the target population, i.e., the population to which the main result of the study will be explored. Next, suitable source of population should be identified, from which a large representative sample must be selected. (73) In the present study, the target population is married women eligible for screening program in Basrah.
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.
4-5). The benefits of this skill greatly impact the patient, as having a nurse to critically analyse possible treatments and care options around a single patient’s situation ensures a patient-centred care approach and effective treatment (Standing 2010, pp. 115-6; Wu 1996, pp. 9-10). While expected utility theory in nursing is useful in some cases there may come times where decisions are made with a bias and therefore renders the theory inappropriate (Wu 1996, pp. 9-10). An example, could be a nurse who had a bad experience with a particular treatment and does not neutrally compare it to other treatments; this incorporation of physiological thinking can influence a pathway decision that may not necessarily be an accurate approach to a patient’s situation (Pettigrew 2015, pp.
Patient safety experts have demonstrated that “patient safety increases when teamwork and collaboration skills are taught and empowered; when teamwork and collaboration are not present, medical errors will result” (Creasia & Friberg, 201, p. 348). As a nurse, it is imperative to collaborate with other interdisciplinary members in health care and also strive to research and implement evidence-based practices. Evidence-based practice is necessary to “ensure the highest quality of cost-effective care and the best patient outcomes” (Fineout-Overholt, 2011, para. 16). With a collaborative and innovative attitude on safe health care practices, an increase in patient safety and effectiveness of care will
According to Holly Jorden a behavioral health counselor and Michelle Kosa a social worker, they see drug addicted mothers on a weekly basis at family care health centers in Putnam, Boone and Kanawha counties. All mothers are taking subutex, a prescription drug that helps reduce the symptoms of opiate dependence. Meanwhile, according to the agency for health care research and quality in 2003 nationwide about 1 in 1,000 pregnant were women addicted to drugs. In 2009, the number rose to 3 in 1,000. Women who are drug addicted mother avoids doctors well into their third semester.
Present the Evidence: Prevention of Patient Falls According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year, one third of those who are 65 and older fall (2013). These falls contributed to $34 billion in direct medical costs in 2013 (cite). With these statistics, it is apparent that health care professionals and health care settings need to make fall prevention a priority in their facilities. The aim of this paper is to explore a fall prevention policy and practice guidelines to evaluate recent evidence and offer recommendations.
Incorporating strategies to have a successful transition is not impossible since nursing is one of the largest part of healthcare. Acknowledging the different transition phases, from phase 1 which starts in school and graduate program and phase 4 which ends in graduation to workplace, would make the novice NP be confident. But the phase that stands out the most is phase 2, that includes confusion, emotional stress, and anxiety. (Poronsky, C. 2013).
There is a need for greater reimbursement for nurse staffing for health care organizations. Nurses make up the bulk of medical personnel and are the frontline caregivers and health care providers. I agree with many experts’ opinion that adequate nurse staffing results in favorable patient outcomes and must therefore be financially supported. Dunham-Taylor (2015), argues that “effective workforce management is a key factor contributing to organizational success” (Dunham-Taylor, 2015). Moreover, the author asserts that adequate nurse staffing leads to better patient outcomes, better reimbursement, positive patient satisfaction scores, greater workforce satisfaction, increase employee retention, financial success and organizational stability
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