Patient Safety Role

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. PATIENT’S CARE/SAFETY: ROLE OF A NURSE LEADER IN AN ORGANIZATION. Service rendered by professionals and non-professionals for the benefits of a patient is known as patient’s care. The non-professionals take care of the patient under the supervision of professionals. Patient’s safety is an essential aspect of nursing care that should be part of the culture of a nurse as she cares for her patients. This requires that the nurse behavior should be directed towards achieving total safety 0f the patients throughout hospitalization. It is imperative that a nurse leader should adequately check the safety culture that is in place in her working environment and articulates a strategy to guide personal approach as they work to improve the safety…show more content…
Nurses are the largest group of health care providers in the world that offer direct patient care. It is worthy of note to state categorically that nurses have played a significant role in making care of patient as safe as possible. This is because nurses are broad yet intimate, perspective on the cause of medical errors and their prevention. They are an indispensible part of the multidisciplinary team that are finding innovative situations to improve safety and ultimately benefit patient {The Kaiser family foundation, 2000}.
Patient safety is an important responsibility of a nurse leader. However the nation’s health care system is prone to errors and can be detrimental to safe patients care as a result of basic system flaws. The society is responsible for ensuring that safe patient care is safely delivered by the nurses.
CURRENT STUDIES: Patient safety is the cornerstone of high quality care. Much of the work defining patient safety and practice that prevent harm have focused on negative outcome of care such as modality and morbidity. Nurses are critical to the surveillance and coordination that reduce such adverse outcome. Much work remains to be done in evaluating the impact of nursing care on positive quality indicators such as appropriate self care and other measures of improved health status.{Kathryn Rhodes Ade et al
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For example slightly more 20 percent calls from nurses to practice consultant at the Albert association of Registered Nurses during an eight month period in 2001 dealt with safety. Nurses concern fell nearly equally into four key types of problems {Marck; Allen & Phillip Chuks, 2011}.
The senior ICU manager wants to assure that the patient was always the center of care even in the face of all the cultural changes that were being made. At staff meeting she reminded the ICU nurses of the final phase of the nightingale pledge. This phrase and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care”{A.N.A, N.O}, embodied the centrality of patient centered care as advocates for the patient by identifying with the person at end of the bed {Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010}.
Rendering patient care in my unit has to be holistic management physical, spiritual and others not minding the norms of the client involved.
A nurse leader makes sure the right patient is handled by the right nurse example a renal nurse cannot handle a theatre case and vice versa. Delegation of duty is also done or rather practiced in other to provide the best possible care for our patient.
The nurse leader allocates job to promote productivity and safety for our
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