I will summarize each outcome for the Nursing Informatics specialty. For the intent of this paper I will use outcome and competency interchangeably. The first outcome means the ability to gather healthcare information across the continuum of care; combine and utilize the information gathered to develop a process. Finally execution of that process to evaluate its ability to improve the quality of the healthcare environment. Healthcare managers are constantly assessing patients and collecting information.
Clinical examinations offer significant chances for nurses to identify a suitable therapy association with their clients. Hence, the examination is seen as both interpersonal and intellect based activity. Assessments of sick people involve several steps. Screening examination helps gather necessary facts, analyses them and later group them into useful information. Potential analyses combine all possible examinations that associate with available information about a patient.
(Claffey, 2018) The best way to reduce the risk of medication errors is to enquire about which orders wouldn't be appropriate to give to the patient based on their condition. (Claffey, 2018) In addition to successfully completing a physical assessment on the patient, the practitioner must also view the patient holistically, and always report near-miss medication errors. (Claffey, 2018) Given that nurses are the ones administering the medication, they should be able to justify as to why the patient is receiving the drug and if it is safe for the patient to be given that specific dosage. (Claffey, 2018) As technology evolves, having an electronic entry for medication may perhaps help reduce the risk of many errors in a busy environment. (Claffey,
Staples & Earle (2008) used a phenomenology research design, where they used a convenience sample of CHF patients to determine effective technologies for monitoring patients with heart failure admissions and mortality. The effectiveness of CHF patients through the use of telephonic assessments and interventions was implemented. Congestive Heart Failure study participants (n=591) were managed by a team of registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Data was collected using a telephone log and appropriate medical protocols were provided. Data was analyzed; determining frequency of calls, level of care required and scope of practice needed to ensure proper care of the patients.
Provide specific examples regarding your progress in the ability to plan care for one patient during the clinical shift. 1. Describe your approach to learning about your patient’s story. At the beginning of the shift, I would look up all of the patients that are assigned to my preceptor and follow my preceptor to get RN report on each patient. After listening to each patient’s story, we then decide which patient to assign to me.
The performance of all this nursing skill will prevent patient complications such as hospital-acquired infections. Scenario Analysis Questions PCC What priority problem(s) did you identify for Rashid Ahmed? What information led to identification of the priority problems? Mr. Ahmed was diagnosed with dehydration and hypokalemia, which required close checking on his vital sings, input and output. As well constantan respiratory, neurological and cardiovascular assessments.
She analyzes the benefits of identifying and diagnosing delirium, the short term and long term effects of delirium on a patient, and nursing interventions to prevent and manage delirium (Volland, 2015). At Johns Hopkins, using the acronym DELIRIUM allows ICU nurses to identify risk factors including, “dementia; electrolyte disorders; lung, liver, heart, kidney, brain; infection; rx (prescription) drugs; injury, pain, stress; unfamiliar environment; metabolic” (Volland, 2015). With ICU nurses better trained in identifying these risks, they can alert the medical team and interventions can be implemented to decrease the effects and length of psychosis. Effective interventions studied were: addressing any underlying medical issues; creating a more relaxed environment that is conducive to sleep and decreased anxiety; distinguishing between night and day by adjusting the lights and announcing the day and time to the patient; and conversing with the patient (Volland,
With the information received the managers and chief executive officer of the hospital can determine what changes are needed. In this paper there will be a discussion on the type of survey conducted and the information needed to make these changes. What effects could be taken on the organization
Identifying the difference between deconditioning and functional decline is important in recognizing the natural physiological changes that occur in the body, and the potential effects that these changes may influence. Knowing the implications that these may have in the patient's current state of health, can make the difference between favorable and unfavorable outcomes. Establishing the patient's level of function and cognitive status upon admission serves as a baseline for the nurse to refer back to when assessing and evaluating the patient's continued function. The patient's functional and cognitive baseline is obtained by performing a thorough assessment upon admission to the hospital setting and may incorporate the use of functional