Nurse Sensitive Indicators Essay

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A. The Role of Nursing-Sensitive Indicators in Identifying Interfering Issues in Patient Care Nursing-sensitive indicators (NSIs), particularly those listed in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), identify care structures and processes that are influential to patient care outcomes (Montalvo, 2007). A robustly prepared indicator can accurately measure the structure or process it is designed to measure at a desired level of quality. Any deviation from this clearly defined outcome will hint on interfering issues in patient care.
In a sense, while an NSI indicates a level of quality achieved in nursing practice, it also indirectly detects outlying factors or interfering issues associated with the specific care structure or process.
B. The Role of Hospital Data in Advancing Quality Patient Care in the Hospital Setting Hospital data, particularly structural and outcome data of patient care, are highly valuable information on the level of patient care quality being provided in the hospital. Structural NSIs, such as nurse staffing or nursing
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This framework is a useful standard against which the professional behavior of a nursing practitioner must be measured. The Nursing Staff Supervisor (NSS) can refer to this standard (or standards of ethical behaviors) when resolving ethical issues in nursing practice. In situations wherein the ethical issues are so complicated to be resolved at the hospital level, the ANA may be able to step it within a pre-defined parameter, to extend their institutional ethical expertise to help resolve the ethical issue involved (Wood, 2014). Nursing associations oftentimes have a dedicated ethics committee who are comprised of ethics experts over issues relevant to, or uniquely encountered only in, the nursing practice.
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