This guideline should be taken in conjunction with these documents. Its purpose is to provide the scope of practice for neonatal examiners at Imperial College NHS Trust in order to provide a standardised, high quality service (NMC 2008, UK National Screening Committee 2008). Who performs the examination? The newborn examination can be carried out by appropriately trained midwives, neonatal nurse practitioners and medical staff. All new doctors and neonatal nurse practitioners to the Trust will receive training on the newborn physical examination during their local induction period.
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 1 Western Governors University A. Embedded in the founding principles of nursing is the responsibility of nurses to measure, evaluate and improve practice. Hospitals use data and clinical tools to compare themselves to other healthcare organizations in an effort to achieve quality patient outcomes. Having an understanding of the principles of nurse-sensitive indicators, organizational leaders can advance patient care throughout the hospital. A. Nursing-Sensitive Indicators Healthcare organizations and regulatory agencies recognized a relationship between nursing interventions and overall quality of patient care in the mid 1990’s (Erickson, 2011). This is when nursing-sensitive indicators (NSIs) were introduced as a means to measure patient outcomes.
Examine the research base for one aspect of nursing care and compare and contrast the recommendations found with the practice observed during your clinical placement. The overall aim of this essay is to explore an aspect of evidence based or best practice and compare the findings witnessed in a nursing environment. Conclusions will then be drawn from this process and recommendations made for proposed changes to practice where necessary. The Nursing and Midwifery Council state in The Code (NMC 2008a) that care must be delivered on the best available evidence or best practice. Research is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions (Oxford Dictionary 2011).
Advantages and Disadvantages of NLNAC Accreditation Patti Ollom Terra State Community College September 7, 2012 Abstract Accreditation is a peer-reviewed voluntary process that a health care institution, provider, or program undergoes to demonstrate compliance with standards developed by an official agency . The National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) are the accrediting entities for nursing programs (Zerwekh & Zerwekh Garnaeu, 2012, pp. 148-149). There are several advantages and disadvantages of obtaining accreditation by NLNAC. Advantages and Disadvantages of NLAC Accreditation In order for graduates of any school of nursing to be eligible to take NCLEX and become an RN, they need to have completed a nursing program that is approved to operate by the state's board of nursing (Zerwekh & Zerwekh Garnaeu, 2012, p. 146).
nRunning head: NURSING THEORY 1 Nursing Theory Akwasi Agyemang Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501: Theoretical Basis For Advanced Nursing Practice May 2015 NURSING THEORY Nurses can use nursing theory as tool to help guide their practice. I personally define nursing theory as the mechanism that guide nurses and provide explanation to nursing interventions. It is defined by Croyle (2012) as an organized and systematic articulation of a set of statements related to questions in the discipline of nursing. The theories guide nursing practice and provide a foundation for clinical decision making. In the past, nurses were seen as assistive personnels and were often described as handmaiden to physician (Croyle, 2012).
This assignment is going to discuss the importance of needs assessment in nursing practice. Firstly it is will define the nursing process, its phases and how it can be applied when delivering patient centred care. It will then give a brief synopsis of the case scenario, identifying the patients’ needs that require assessment using the Roper Logan-Tierney model. Tools used for assessment will be given and a rational for the required assessment using relevant literature. Furthermore, one priority tool will be selected and then applied to the case scenario outlining the nursing interventions required.
The theory is a framework that healthcare professionals can use to provide a basis for self-care and symptom management in the chronic disease patient. Keywords theory analysis, UCSF Symptom Management Theory, Symptom Management Model, chronic illness, chronic disease Introduction Symptom Management and its relationship with chronic disease has been named a research priority in the nursing profession (NNRA Process, 2006). The development of theories to guide research and Evidence Based Practice in this area is crucial, with further progress through analysis and application to practice. The UCSF Theory of Symptom Management (SMT) provides the guidance for the nurse to understand patient symptoms with better assessment, support and treatment in nursing practice. The symptom is usually what brings the patient to seek out health care (Humphreys et al., 2008) and adherence to treatment by the patient is crucial.
Accredited organizations for schools of nursing including Board of Nursing and entities such as the National League for Nurses Accrediting Commission help to maintain the behaviorist approach by setting standards for nursing programs. These standards enforce that accredited schools maintain curriculums that include objectives, learning experiences, and measurable program outcomes. The NCLEX-RN exam evaluates if standards are followed by testing the knowledge of new nurses.
It helps midwives provide the correct and safe care for women in their care. The process of record keeping is every bit as important as hands on clinical skills to helping maintain woman's safety. It is not only important for monitoring a woman's treatment and medical condition, it is also important for any legal issues that may arise (Wood 2010). A main point in the NMC 2009 guidelines for good record keeping states "you should record details of any assessment and reviews undertaken and provide clear evidence of the arrangements you have made for future and ongoing care. This should also include details of information given about care and treatment" (NMC 2009).