Standardized Procedure for Registered Nurse First Assistant in Labor and Delivery I. Definition This standardized procedure was developed to explain the duties that are performed by a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) in Labor and Delivery who may assist a surgeon during Caesarian Sections. II. Policy A. This standardized procedure was developed and approved following the steps as described in the Standardized Procedure Guidelines as specified in Title 16, CCR Section 1474 on the Board of Registered Nursing’s website.
Nurses need to be educated on these indicators to understand the care they provide directly affects patient outcomes. The American Nurses Association (ANA) recognized areas of patient care and developed nursing-sensitive indicators to improve care of patients. Nursing-sensitive indicators reflect three aspects of nursing care: structure, process and outcomes. (American Sentinel University, 2011, para. 2) They identify structures of care and care processes, which influence patient care outcomes.
Strategic planning and the nursing process Suzanne Thorpe, RNC HCS 482 September 22, 2015 Betty Jones, FNP Nurses collect, interpret, analyze and use data on a daily bases to provide the needed nursing care for patients. The science of informatics is applied by turning the collected data into useable and understandable information. It is necessary that the information collected is relevant and useable otherwise the data would be meaningless. Informatics has a broad scope, and the use of this discipline within the nursing field has become necessary. As stated by Hebda & Czar (2013), “Nursing informatics may be broadly defined as the use of information and computer technology to support all aspects of nursing practice, including direct delivery care , administration, education and research” ( pg.
INTRODUCTION A nursing information system supports the use and documentation of nursing processes and activities and provides tools for managing the delivery or nursing care. For an effective nursing information system two goals must be accomplished. * The system must support the way that nurses function, allowing them to view data, collect necessary information provide quality client care, and document the client’s condition and the care that was given. * It also must support and enhance nursing practice through improved access to information and tools such as online literature databases, drug information and hospital policy and procedure guidelines. Our system ADPIE (assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluation) took these goals into consideration in order to develop the system for the benefit of nurses.
Nursing informatics I think that informatics in nursing is focused on both information management and communication. The use of health IT is already essential to delivering care, recording data, and measuring care. The American Nurses Association defines nursing informatics as “a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in nursing practice. Nursing informatics facilitates the integration of data, information, and knowledge to support patients, nurses and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology.” ANA.
Furthermore, health providers make use of assessment tools to assess and evaluate patients in diverse phases, stages, and states of wellness, illness, stress, and life. Therefore, application of assessment tools are brilliant channels to assist health providers with enhancing patient care. There are diversities of assessment tools commonly used today such as: vital signs, physical and social examination, Apgar’s scale, Dubowitz /Ballard scale, and pain scales (N-PASS). This script strives to explore three assessment tools and how they augment the nursing practice and the quality of care patients obtain from health providers. Also, this paper will inspect the cost, validity, and easiness of use of each validation tool as well as the population the tool was intended for.
Quality Improvement Report HCS/588 Measuring Performance Standards November 18, 2013 Quality Improvement Report Quality Improvement (QI) in healthcare is essential. There is always a need to improve healthcare organizations patient satisfaction as well as improving health outcomes. These improvements are the focus of management and it is the goal of management to assemble various employees within the organization to accomplish these goals. Organizations must have the personnel with the ability and insight to integrate a system that will provide distinct contributions such as a safer and effective healthcare environment (Lamb, Zimring, Chuzi, & Dutcher, July). This paper will address the foundational frameworks of QI, the various stakeholders’ definition of quality, the various roles of clinicians and patients in QI.
Nightingale Community Hospital Sentinel Event Analysis Sentinel Event A pediatric female patient was admitted for outpatient surgery by the mother. Once the patient went to the operating room, the mother left the facility to run and errand with the patient’s sibling and would return when the surgery was over. The mother left her cell phone number with the pre-op nurse to call if the surgery was over sooner than expected. The surgery was completed in 1 hour 45 minutes. When the patient was in the discharge unit the Discharge Nurse prepared the patient for discharge.
Discuss the importance of nursing assessment in relation to the delivery of holistic care for a patient/client from your current practice experience For this assignment I will discuss the importance of an assessment tool in relation to a chosen patients holistic care needs. This will be done by exploring the significance of the tool and the strengths and weaknesses it imposes in terms of providing good care. Based on what the tool has informed the health profession I can then refer to what provisions would be put into place and how the care of the patient would be managed. To be able to fully understand what the assessment has provided for the patient, the effectiveness of it in meeting the care needs of the patient will be explored. I will focus upon the Braden Scale assessment tool throughout the essay with relevant literature included to support the meaning of the assessment and my understanding around it.
The purpose of health literacy is so individuals (patients) can understand, make, and act on health care information to make better decisions in their care as well as understanding their diseases/illnesses in order to have better outcomes. “Nurses need to be sensitive to the health literacy levels of their clients particularly as it impacts their outcomes, and assist them to develop a greater understanding of their health issues.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 23). Some uses in the healthcare system for health literacy include “navigating the healthcare system, including filling out complex forms and locating providers and services, sharing personal information (health history) with providers, and engaging in self-care and chronic disease management. Health literacy requires knowledge of health topics. People with limited health literacy often lack knowledge or have misinformation about the body as well as the nature and causes of disease.