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.
As Tanner (2006) identified, there is a strong need for nurse educators to focus on clinical thinking in order to safely meet complex patient care situations in health care. This is consistent with observational learning and role modeling theory (Bandura, 1997), the opportunity for students to view an expert nurse role modeling care significantly improved aspects of clinical judgment (Johnson et. al 2012). The second article
Nursing research re-examines the way nurses provide care for patients. In research you will learn how exploring will influence the way nurses’ practice. You will learn what roles nurses have in the study of nursing research. Hence the importance of nursing research is to improve patients’ outcome. Once you explore the reasons how research influences the way nurses’ practice you will see it is an essential aspect to create and understand why nurses practice nursing in the way they care for patients today.
Early efforts to study client outcomes began from quality improvement studies with nurses’ participation in the development of interdisciplinary care plans such as critical pathways and care maps that are still in use. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is using the best available evidence on hand to guide clinical decision making in order for nurses to provide the most current and best available care for their patients (Chitty & Black, 2010). EBP is a combination of knowledge to the research process, theory, clinical decision making and findings. The use of EBP requires that one must be aware of research that supports detailed and specific
At my level of education, having an Associate’s Degree in nursing, “I help identify clinical problems in nursing practice, assist in the collection of data within a structured format, and in conjunction with nurses holding more advanced credentials, [I] appropriately use research findings in clinical practice” (Blais & Hayes, 2011, p. 187). Using nursing research and incorporating nursing theories into practice, makes nursing a well-rounded profession. Nursing research, practice, and theories are interconnected. In my own area of practice, the nurses as well as I apply nursing theory to everyday practice. I use Orem’s self-care deficient theory to establish my patient’s self care needs, and through assessments I plan a care plan to help maintain optimal level of functioning by promoting self-care activities.
A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation. Thus, I will discuss the impact of inadequate nursing documentation that leads to malpractice lawsuits. Purpose of Medical Record Documentation Understanding the purpose of medical documentation was the first step in teaching how to prevent inadequate documentations that leads to liability and malpractice lawsuits. Monarch (2007) supports the purpose of Medical Record Documentation as the following: • Substantiating the health condition or illness or presented concern for the patient. • Effective communication among health care staff.
Use of Incentive Spirometers Sheila Aranda Spokane Community College November 1, 2012 Evidence Based Nursing Practice The purpose and direction of this paper is to first choose a nursing procedure that is commonly used on the nursing unit where I was assigned for my Capstone experience. There is a brief description of the care unit. The reason why I chose this particular procedure for my paper. Then I describe the process of finding the hospital’s policy on performing this individual nursing procedure. Was the hospital up to current practice standards?
The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of evidence based research on nursing practice, define EBP, explain the importance of EBP research to improve nursing practice, and barriers to overcome in research utilization. Also an example of both a qualitative and quantitative research study that could improve the practice area of hospice will be provided. Evidence can be used in nursing practice for care processes, policies and procedures that direct nursing practice, patient care management tools, as well as care decisions of related to patients needs (Houser, 2011, p. 16). The first topic to be discussed is the importance of EBP. Importance of Evidence Based Research EBP ensures that researched published material is organized.
Evidenced based practice (EBP) has been introduced into the National Health Service (NHS) so that the best possible evidence is used to inform decisions that affect and improve the quality of care that is provided for patients (Parahoo, 1997, pg:13-16). Appleby (1995) cited in McKenna et al (1999) pg:39-42 describes EBP as “A shift in the culture of healthcare provision away from basing decisions on opinion, past practice and precedent, toward making more use of research and evidence to guide clinical decision making.” Parahoo (1997) pg:33 suggests that the main sources of knowledge which nurses use to guide their practice are tradition, intuition, experience and research. McKenna et al (1999) pg:39-42 highlights that only 15% of the care delivered to patients by nurses is based upon valid research. The topic that will be discussed during the course of this assignment is venous ulceration
1. Discuss the role of the nurse when collecting a comprehensive nursing health assessment. A nurse’s role is a complex and unique function and a fundamental part of a Multidisciplinary team. Nurses provide assessment and nursing care of a patient. Assessment is a systematic process using a rational method of planning to identify a patient’s health and any actual or potential problems that need to be met and to provide interventions to meet those needs.