(2009) also highlights the importance of linking the philosophical perspective of nursing, the disciplinary goals, theory and practice when expanding knowledge for the discipline. Nursing's philosophical basis for disciplinary knowledge is a synthesis of the individual and the common good (McCurry et al., 2009). Knowledge for the discipline expands when philosophy, disciplinary goals, theory and practice are linked together. Further directions of the discipline are revealed when linkages between philosophy, disciplinary goals, theory and practice are strengthen (McCurry et al., 2009). My philosophy of nursing includes three important factors (1) the patient, which may include a family, a community or individuals.
Workflow analysis: Administering Medication Using Bar Code Medication Administration Workflow Analysis for Medication Administration Using Bar Code Medication Administration As health care organizations adopt information technology to improve quality and patient safety, reduce errors, increase efficiency, decrease time-consuming and redundant paperwork, and enhance communication, they are finding that information technology (IT) can significantly impact nursing workflow. To ensure the adoption is successful, organizations need to thoroughly assess the impact of the technology on nursing workflow and involve nurses in the selection and implementation process. Conducting a comprehensive workflow analysis is a critical step in health IT implementation. Workflow analysis allows health centers to critically look at how work is currently being done in the organization. This paper analyzed the effectiveness of one innovative information technology, the Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) system.
The ability of nurses to respond, preform, and resolve issues accordingly in nursing care situations can be attributed to the use of theory. Nursing theory propounds enhanced problem solving abilities for those who know and practice it with the result of better decision making that is organized and purposeful (Abdellah, 2014). According to Abdellah (2014), in order to execute quality nursing care, the ability to identify and solve overt and covert nursing issues is fundamental. Application of a theory to address and resolve challenges within the nursing profession can be employed through health policy, institutional and operational dilemmas, and within the management of nursing care services. There are several disciplines that comprises a theory which includes middle range, grand, or practice nursing theories.
Theoretical Basis: Watson's Theory of Human Caring An advanced practice nurse (APN) to help guide professional practice and provide a working framework can use many different theories and models. Theories provide a foundation in which an APN can seek to understand patients and their problems and effectively plan interventions. Basing our practice on a particular theory can help improve the care we provide by not only providing structure but also providing boundaries and goals for our nursing actions and it defines a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the actions we provide (Eldridge, 2014). This paper is going to review Watson’s theory of human caring and provide a description of the interrelated concepts for the grand nursing theory. The theorist’s background and perspectives will be explained and lastly the theory will be discussed as to how it can serve as an underpinning and improve nursing practice.
Application of Theory Paper Nursing theory is the framework that defines nursing practice, establishes standards of care and provides the information essential for functioning patient care. Theory presents logical and educated reasons for nursing actions, based on structured, written depictions of what nursing is and what nurses do (Rousell, 2010). When problems arise within the educational, research, administration and direct patient care settings; theory supplies a foundation for dialog. When using theory to facilitate resolution of a nursing issue it guides leaders in the direction of the common goal of affording superior patient care (Rousell, 2010). In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed.
Nursing sensitive indicators reflect the structure, process and outcomes of nursing care. The structure of nursing care is indicated by the supply of nursing staff, the skill level of the nursing staff, and the education/certification of nursing staff. Process indicators measure aspects of nursing care such as assessment, intervention, and RN job satisfaction. Patient outcomes that are determined to be nursing sensitive are those that improve if there is a greater quantity or quality of nursing care. ("Nursing world," 2013) Knowledge of these indicators could have assisted the nurses in several ways involving this case.
The foundation of any successful nursing career is built with continuing education, a strong knowledge base of the history of nursing practice and theories, strong ethical principal and learning effective application of the nursing process. This paper explores different areas that have personally influenced me as a nurse. These influences include Board of Nursing (BRN), Professional Nursing Organizations (PNO), ethical principles, nursing theory, and historical influences. A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing and a Professional Nursing Organization is that the BRN regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses. The BRN serves to protect patient.
The structure indicators are related to nursing staff characteristics such as the skill mix, experience, certification and education of the nurses. The process indicators are those that measure the interactions of health care personnel and the patient such as nursing assessments and interventions. Moreover, RN job satisfaction falls under the process. Nursing Sensitive patient outcomes are the desired or undesired changes that are impacted the most by nursing care such as patient falls and pressure ulcers. Nursing-sensitive indicators are important to use to achieve optimal nursing care.
Carla Poston Initial Post TD #2 Nurse Leadership Nursing requires strong, consistent and knowledgeable leaders who inspire others, are visible, and support professional nursing practice. Leadership is an essential element for quality professional practice environments where nurses can provide quality nursing care. Key attributes of a nurse leader include being a(n): advocate for quality care, collaborator, articulate communicator, mentor, risk taker, role model and visionary (Stanley, 2006). The nurse leader has an obligation to their clients, be it patients under their direct care, on their unit or the caregivers under his/her management, to demand practice environments that have the organizational and human support allocations