Importance of Evidence Based Research EBP ensures that researched published material is organized. According to Houser, EBP is defined as “the use of the best scientific evidence, integrated with clinical experience and incorporating patient values and preferences in the practice of professional nursing care” (Houser, 2012, p. 13). EBP improves patient outcomes and increases patient satisfaction. EBP was initiated to help medical professionals make sound decisions based on current literature. EBP prevents inconsistency in practice patterns.
It can be the key to having successful relationships both personally and professionally. As a nurse working the health care profession, having a key understanding of health care communication plays a major role in health outcomes. It is also imperative to have knowledge of therapeutic communication theories and principles as well as the relevance of effective personal and professional communication impact on the health care setting. According to The University of Boston (n.d), “Health Communication encompasses the study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.” This plays a crucial role in the health care industry as clinical specialist, patients and families must maintain shared communication in order to sustain a positive favorable outcome of all parties. Working towards a common goal requires being able to articulate thoughts and ideas with clarity and conciseness.
NUR Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing NUR 492 October 1, 2012 Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing Effective leadership and management are an essential part of any health care facility. Portraying excellence in this part of health care is necessary to deliver quality care to patients. The core to any facility is nursing and acquiring the best leadership and management is the key to any facility. Therefore, behavior, involvement, demeanor, and discipline of a healthcare facility start with their leadership, which develops the commitment and drive for this facility. This paper will explain the difference between leadership and management, explain characteristics of an effective leader, and last illustrate views of leadership.
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: AN APPRAISAL OF A PIECE OF RESEARCH-BASED EVIDENCE Evidence based practice (EBP) is the term used to describe how healthcare professionals base their clinical approaches on reliable evidence, to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. EBP encompasses significant and trustworthy research based evidence, patients own preferences to their care and the expertise of healthcare professionals involved, to determine the optimum care for the patient (Rees, 2012, p.9). It is extremely important to professional practice, as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010, p.6) states that nurses and midwives must: ‘deliver care based on the best available evidence…’. To find relevant evidence, a succinct question must be created using a standard framework to provide appropriate keywords for an efficient search (Davies, 2011, p.75). The topic under review is hand hygiene and face mask effectiveness in the spread of influenza-like illness.
Effective Communication Paper Communication promotes knowledge within a health care organization and is necessary for the organization to thrive. Communication is not only important to the staff but also to the patients within a health care facility who depend on staff communication to receive quality medical care. Without complete communication between staff member’s clinical errors can occur and the patient’s health could be at risk. In this paper the subject will explain how a health care organization shares knowledge through communication and examine, which are the most effective techniques and which techniques are ineffective. This paper will review the application of these techniques and the impact techniques may have on a health care organization.
Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan Linda Ndofor Walden University NURS 4005 Section 04, Topics in Clinical Nursing June, 21st, 2015 Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan Overview The most successful healthcare organizations are those that utilize information obtained from care providers and patients to develop solid structures to facilitate service delivery. Dashboard analysis makes it easier for administrators to make decisions based on facts rather than on assumptions. Dashboard analysis provides a base on which to look at various performance indicators in an organization to make long-term decisions (Clay, 2008). Dashboard analysis is crucial in healthcare settings since it helps to determine the areas that need improvement.
The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has been working with a wide range of NHS trusts to improve patient care. By implementing programmes from The Productive Series, trusts are making a real difference to the quality of patient care. The programmes help organisations to ensure that safety, quality and positive patient experience remain priorities in these challenging times. This document shares case studies from NHS trusts who are implementing The Productive Series. Each example highlights good practice that is improving care for patients.
It is understood how interdisciplinary collaborations are very meaningful in providing care in this healthcare system. Nurses are involved in the participation of caring, safety, and the daily socio-economic realities of the patients we care for and their families. They make sure that the responsibility of our patients care, and safety relies completely on us. As nurses, it’s our job, to ensure them that the care given is within our scope of practice and that the quality of care is presented as well. This report of the IOM has made the author realize the importance of education, leadership roles, and the qualities of a leader.
The goals focus on the Institute of Medicine’s description of needed objectives. It outlines their plan to achieve quality within that facility. It further discusses steps needed to be taken in order to realize the objectives with good information describing why each step is crucial in the process. This article provides a great outline for why quality control is needed within any healthcare setting and a source of possible solutions in order to realize the goal. The authors have strong backgrounds in the medical field as directors in managing care as well as planning strategies (Anderson, Amarasingham, & Pickens, 2007).
The implementation of EHRs in LTC facilities or home health can manage patients care to promote improvements in the patients outcome and possible help decrease medical cost. In this forever changing healthcare industry, which stresses continuity of care, the movement to push for EHRs in LTC facilities is necessary. Review of another study stressed that the healthcare team is vital in the implementing of EHRs. The healthcare team approach is vital to the success of the EHRs and vice versa. If done effectively, care coordination puts patients at the center of the care process, encouraging, engaging as well as responsibility.