Historical Development The future of nursing: campaign for action is “rooted in the recommendations of the landmark Institute of Medicine report, the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”. (Campaign for Action, n.d.). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health addressed 4 key changes needed in the health care system such as: • “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training • Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. • Nurses should be full partners with physicians and other health care professionals in redesigning health care in the United States. • Effective workforce planning and policy-making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure.” (Campaign for Action, n.d.).
Therefore, it takes a very important part in the reformation of health care. The American Nurse Association was purposed to charge nurses to further their education in the medical field so that they could gain more credibility amongst their patients and within the medical field.With the ANA support in March of 2010 President Obama proposed the Health Care Reform Act to help assure individuals better, high-quality, and affordable health care insurance coverage. ("Health care reform in the United States", 2010, p.1). President Obama's purpose of the health care reform was purposed to provide better quality care to patients and the American Nurse Association is a perfect way in insuring that this word stands
Studies have shown it is more cost- effective to prevent illness than on the cost of treatment (Swiadek, p. 19, 2009). Nurses will be required to remain current on new technology and treatment options. Research and the use of evidence-based practice are also helping to confirm that nursing is more of a profession than it is a career. “Nursing research enhances the status of nursing as a profession by expanding nursing’s scientific
The 2010 IOM report recommends for the benefits of the future of nursing through four main messages, which includes practicing nursing to its full range, achieving higher levels of education, partnering up with physicians, and better data collection for an effective workforce (IOM Report, 2010). This study was conducted to explore the various ways in which nursing profession can transformed in order to increase the opportunities and to organize a health care system, which will deliver a quality standard care. The main focus of the report was to develop a standard health care system for the future, through which a large populations of United States will be able to achieve a quality care. The impact of the IOM report on nursing education. The IOM report has several influences on the education of nursing.
Professional Development of Nursing Professionals With the ever changing healthcare system and the current efforts to revamp healthcare reform, it should come to no surprise that nurses are on the forefront of conversations regarding measures needed to help guide and maintain the changes to come. Attention has been drawn to the fact that the present nursing profession needs to be re-assessed and transformed to cope with the developments of the broadest healthcare overhaul since 1965 (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2012, para. 1). “The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession” (IOM, 2012, para. 2).
The author of this paper, an emergency department nurse, will compare and contrast how she would expect nursing leaders and management to approach these issues in her department. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) defined quality improvement (QI) as a “systematic and continuous action that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the health status of targeted patient groups” (HRSA, 2011). An important role for senior leaders of a management team implementing a new quality improvement program is to create energy, positivity, and consistency with their team to ensure follow through with intended goals throughout their department or facility. Patient satisfaction scores offer insight into a department’s quality of care that is given to their patients. A management team utilizes both positive and negative comments given by their patients.
Leadership Development SMART Goal Setting Kellie Szachury RN Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 447 Instructor Lawson Abstract Moving forward in healthcare today takes initiative. Having guidelines that allow people to possess leadership skills is imperative to focus and provide optimal care to patients. SMART goal model is just one way to develop and implement further changes for healthcare. With the use of goals and giving employees the KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Attributes) to allow for better patient outcomes and decreasing the cost of care provided is imperative for the success of institutions in the future. One of the five core healthcare competencies outlined by Institute of Medicine (IOM) is utilizing informatics, which will be further discussed in relation to the input of expansion of EHRs (electronic health records) in the procedural areas of the Cleveland Clinic.
Early efforts to study client outcomes began from quality improvement studies with nurses’ participation in the development of interdisciplinary care plans such as critical pathways and care maps that are still in use. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is using the best available evidence on hand to guide clinical decision making in order for nurses to provide the most current and best available care for their patients (Chitty & Black, 2010). EBP is a combination of knowledge to the research process, theory, clinical decision making and findings. The use of EBP requires that one must be aware of research that supports detailed and specific
Running head: THE CHANGE IN NURSING The Change in Nursing: What the Future Holds Kerry Dempsey Grand Canyon University: 430V September 16, 2012 The Change in Nursing What the Future Holds The Institute of Medicine(IOM) along with the committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative have recognized an opportunity for change in the field of nursing. Along with the other healthcare reform laws like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the need for change is on the horizon. The IOM and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation created a report that focuses on nurses, along with the additional members of the healthcare team to transform healthcare. Nurses are the largest sector of the healthcare system. The potential for
Health IT and Patient Safety, IOM Reflection April Everly Aria Health School of Nursing Nursing Informatics Health IT and Patient Safety, IOM reflection As the health information technology field grows, so does our efforts to implement and improve healthcare performance, reduce costs, and find new ways to enhance patient safety. In order to keep track of how health IT is actually affecting the healthcare field, informational studies are necessary. Studies can show us a lot in terms of "...evaluating safety concerns, and identifying actions that both the government and private sectors can make" (Institute of Medicine, 2011, para. 1). Through these studies it is hoped that we will have a better understanding and a clearer