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Monitoring for early recognition of adverse events, errors, and complications and initiating notification to the appropriate care provider for timely interventions are essential nursing functions that can have a significant effect on patient safety, quality of care, and resulting outcomes. Nursing sensitive patient outcomes are those that improve with greater quantity and better quality nursing care. (Cherry & Jacob, 2011) In the given scenario it is clear that that both, the nurse and the certified nursing assistant (CNA) need to have a better understanding of nursing sensitive indicators as well as the hospital’s policy and procedures. Failure to identify the nursing-sensitive indicators resulted in unnecessary use of restraints, development of pressure ulcer, and patient dissatisfaction with care. The use of restraints for Mr. J was an inappropriate action as he was not a danger to himself or others.
These areas are patient satisfaction, pressure ulcers, patient falls, job satisfaction of nurses, hospital acquired infections, time of nursing care allotted for each patient, and staffing ratio/mix. By identifying any deficits in such areas of patient care hospitals and its staff can be proactive in making any necessary changes to improve both patient outcomes and staff satisfaction ("What are Nursing Sensitive Quality Indicators Anyway?," 2011). In the scenario with Mr. J there were numerous nursing-sensitive indicators that were red flags. By being aware of such “red flags” corrective action could have been taken to provide better quality of care to the patient. The nursing-sensitive indicators can be categorized in the following ways: 1) Patient falls: Mr. J was a fall risk due to his mild dementia, age and recent history of a fall at home.
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Alarm Fatigue in Health Care: A Concept Analysis Chamberlain College of Nursing NR-501: Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice Alarm Fatigue in Health Care: A Concept Analysis Alarm fatigue in health care has grown to be an ever-growing concern in the health care arena, especially when looking at patient safety concerns. There must be an understanding of the problem before we can develop policies and effective strategies to counter this problem. The concept of alarm fatigue in health care will be evaluated utilizing the method developed by Walker and Avant (2010) that identifies and gives the significance of the attributes, antecedents, and end-consequences of alarm fatigue in health care. This will be developed based off of literature review, along with the use of model and contradictory cases to emphasize the data discovered in the review stage. Key words utilized during the search include alarm, fatigue, alarm fatigue, nursing, interruptions, & distractions.
Integration of Evidence-Based Practice into Professional Nursing Practice In this paper we will discuss the integration of evidence based practice into professional nursing practice. Scott & McSherry (2008) define evidence based practice as the combination of individual, clinical, or professional expertise with the best available external evidence to produce practice that is most likely to lead to positive outcomes for a patient. Despite literature surrounding what evidence based nursing is and isn’t, nurses struggle to get evidence into practice. Many reasons have been reported including a lack of understanding about evidence based nursing means. Scott & McSherry (2008) also define evidence based nursing is a process by which nurses make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient outcomes.
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“Is six sigma the answer for nursing to reduce medical errors and enhance patient safety?” Nursing Economics vol. 21, pp. 39-41. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/449692, Accessed on February 10, 2013. Zhan, C., Friedman, B., Mosso, A.