Teamwork: When it comes to the healthcare field, teamwork is very important to ensure ultimate patient care. The nursing profession is all about helping each other. A professional nurse understands the importance of helping his/her coworker now and then. Nurses also will be in need of help at times. Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected.
IHI Certificates and FEMA Certificate- Current and Future Practices The IHI and FEMA Disaster Management certificates I completed was, shared decision making, quality in health care and introduction to the incident command system for healthcare/hospitals. All of these topics are very relevant to my current and future nursing practice. Shared decision-making and quality in health care are fundamental components to a nurse daily practice. It is our ethical responsibility as health care professionals to provide quality care and involve patients in their care. Quality in health care is involved in every decision we make and providing quality care will have a positive impact on our patients currently and in their future.
Mastering these competencies will not only lend to success as an advance practice nurse, but also as a military leader. The ability to “Demonstrate leadership in the synthesis, utilization and evaluation of all interdisciplinary information to promote quality improvement in a health care environment” is vital when interacting with executive leadership. The information presented to key leadership must be supported by evidence based data as it will drive decisions for the organization. Regardless of if it is related to Army Medicine, or planning war fighting missions this principle will hold true in any military specialty. The second competency that resonated with me was the ability to “Demonstrate the use of informatics methodologies to advocate for patient autonomy, dignity and rights and in policy development that would support both the patient and the institution.” I am passionate about advocacy.
The role of clinical nurse leader actualized by AACN focused on improving the healthcare environment and patient care outcome. The bigger concept of introducing new educational program was to develop leadership qualities in nurses (Wilson et al). In addition, nurse leaders advocate the organization and the staffs since since they are well educated with advanced modern
They need to have the knowledge and skills to improve both the safety and quality skills - that they will learn in nursing school. "The mission of QSEN is to address the challenge of assuring that nurses have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work (Tolansky & Moore, 2013)." QSEN is making sure that the nurses provide high quality, safe care and it helps them to meet the challenges of healthcare - that is improving - as they move from applying the six QSEN competencies. "The major QSEN contribution to healthcare education was the creation of six QSEN competencies (modeled after the IOM reports) and the pre-licensure and graduate-level knowledge, skills, and attitude (KSA) statements for each competency (Cronenwett et al., 2007)." The six competencies of the QSEN is patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and
A good and efficient leadership in the implementation of diverse nursing roles are seen to have a great impact on addressing concerns and eventually believe in retaining dedicated nurses in their respective units to carry on their noble responsibilities. Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Good leaders are made, not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader (Jago, 1982). Leadership can be learned and nurtured.
My personal philosophy of nursing is based on holistic care which includes the mental and physical health of a person. I believe examining the whole picture and variables that play into a patient’s health is necessary to successful outcomes as well as effective communication. I think of Peplau because her theory discusses interpersonal relations and I am a firm believer in developing a strong, therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. Without a strong nurse-patient relationship, patient’s may not have the trust they should, therefore will not learn the tools necessary to be able to care for themselves. I strive each day in practice to develop strong nurse-patient
At the core of both patient centeredness and cultural competence, however, is the importance of seeing the patient as a unique person (Beach et al., 2006). The instance a nurse meets patients; three cultures meet as well, the nurse’s culture, the patient’s culture and the setting’s. Nurses need to apply their understanding of cultural diversity to foster culturally sensitive nursing care. This facilitates nurses to be more efficient in managing nursing assessments and being a patient’s
Promote communication is to improve patient safety and quality of care delivered. Assertion is a specific skill that can be used to communicate effectively by any team member to avoid mistakes, focus issues and resolve differences. Every staff member has a right and responsibility to ensure a safe and efficient outcome. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project developed guidelines that would enable future nurses to have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they
The Heart of a Nursing Coat of Arms Although the profession of nursing embodies numerous traits, the core traits I believe best symbolize nursing are; trustworthiness, being knowledgeable, compassionate, respectful and caring. The traits I will discuss in further depth are compassion, respect and knowledge. These three qualities I will apply to real life nursing situations. I will define how they are showcased by inspiring nursing teams and how far these traits take one in not only their nursing pursuit but also their everyday lives. For the compassionate nurse I will discuss, compassion literacy, delivering compassionate care, barriers to compassionate care and compassion fatigue and how countless nurses overcome this reoccurring response.