Family Health Assessment Vann Joyner Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V May 9, 2015 Family Health Assessment One of the factors in planning care and health promotion for a patient is overall family support system . When a patient is ill it not only affects them but their family members as well. One tool used by a nurse to help collect family data is the family health assessment. Family health assessment aims at using a holistic approach to ensure the health of individuals, communities and families to ensure that care remains client centered. It focuses on ensuring that families acknowledge their health needs and address them by planning proper intervention strategies.
• Effective communication among health care staff. • Charting the patient’s response to care. • Auditing care for improvement, third-party payment, and governmental, and regulatory purposes. • Teaching health care professional about care issues for the patients. Key reminders of documentation gave focus on the goals to staff of ways to improve documentations for financial concerns for payments by Medicare, liability issues, and possible malpractice lawsuits.
Additionally, “The health belief model and social learning theory assist the nurse in formulating an action plan that meets the needs and capabilities of the individual making health behavior changes” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010, p. 248). This model states important points that serve as guidelines for nurses to help enable them to determine an individuals’’ willingness to change health behaviors and to understand the factors that contribute to their state of health (Edleman & Mandle, 2010). They are as follows: • Individual perceptions or readiness for change • The value of health to the individual compared with other aspects of living • Perceived susceptibility to a health problem, disease, or complications • Perceived seriousness of the disease level threatening the achievement of certain goals or aims • Risk factors to a disease attributed to heredity, race or culture, medical history, or other causes • Perceived benefits of health action • Perceived barriers to promotion action As nurses, we must always act on the opportunity to educate and recognize those opportunities as they arise. We must be able to evaluate the willingness of individuals to learn and to accept new ways that they can improve their health. We do have such a large amount of face-to-face contact with people that it is only in our benefit to take advantage of educational situations.
Running head: IMPROVING QUALITY PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY Improving Quality Patient Care and Safety Betty Miller Western Governors University RTT1 Task 1 Improving Quality Patient Care and Safety The American Nurses Association developed nursing-sensitive indicators for the purpose of improving quality patient care and safety. Nursing-sensitive indicators are the patient outcomes that have been clinically researched and proven to be directly linked to nursing care. Nursing-sensitive indicators are based upon the organization of care, nursing care process and results of patient focused outcomes. The organization or structure of nursing care is reflected by the quantity and quality of nursing staff. The structure indicators are related to nursing staff characteristics such as the skill mix, experience, certification and education of the nurses.
Change theory will be utilized to implement the plan. A failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) will project the likelihood that the process improvement plan suggested will not fail. Additionally the role of the professional nurse in functioning as a leader in promoting quality care and influencing quality improvement activities will be discussed. A.Root Cause Analysis A root cause analysis (RCA) is “a process for identifying the basic or causal factors that underlie variation in performance, including the occurrence or possible occurrence of a sentinel event” (Cherry & Jacob, 2011, p. 442). The people involved in the RCA should be the people involved in the scenario: the RN (Nurse J), the LPN, the physician (Dr. T.), the emergency room manager, and a figure from administration (Chief Nursing Officer?).
Devise a Health Promotion Strategy for an Identified Target group within Your Area of Specialist Community Practice. For the purpose of this assignment the Nurse has been asked to identify, plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion initiative in response to an identified need in the practice area. During this assignment the Nurse will evaluate evidence-based for the chosen initiative, including a critical exploration of local, national and international policy and initiatives. The Nurse will also explore and provide critical analysis of the theories and approaches to health promotion. In accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2008) confidentiality will be maintained.
Heritage assessment offers an affirmative holistic structure for measurement and provision for racially proficient care. Health tradition evaluation form visualizes health as “the state of equilibrium inside the body, mind, and spirit, and with the family, community, and the powers of the natural world (Spector, 2004b). It helps nurses detect one’s classification with hereditary traditions. At first, nurses need to understand their own beliefs in order to respect each individual’s wishes to facilitate communication that can lead to healing process. Nurses intermingle with people from diverse branch of the world with a mixture of civilizing practices, so cultural alertness seems essential in creating a patient-nurse relationship during the interview phase of the health assessment, initial step of the nursing process.
Delegation Task Three Tawana Lundin WGU Professional Nursing Roles and Values NVT2 Marisha Grimley July 20, 2012 Promoting Interdisciplinary Care One of the primary responsibilities of the nurse as a caregiver is ensuring continuity of care. She must collaborate with each members of the healthcare team in meeting the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. The nurse should hold a meeting with all the healthcare professionals that will be involved with the patient to coordinate her care. In this case study the health providers should include: the physician, the nurse practitioner, the nurse, an interpreter, a case manager, dieticians, a social worker to help with care arrangements during
Nursing Knowledge Through Nursing Process Jeremy, Gina, Krystal, Pearl, Renee NUR/403 January 25, 2015 University of Phoenix Belen Malayang The nursing process is a system of exploration, evaluation and planning aimed at delivering individualized patient care. The goal is to identify the existing or potential health needs of the patient and the best way of providing care to overcome problems and promote wellness. The nursing process has five steps, assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Today we will discuss the nursing process and how it applies to John’s case study on page 379. We will further consider the nursing skills needed by the nurse (RN) and the scientific basis in each part of the nursing process.
As such it enables health practitioners of all varieties to address healthcare questions with an evaluative and qualitative approach. EBP allows the practitioner to assess current and past research, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to identify relevant literature while differentiating between high-quality and low-quality findings (EBP Website) . Click here to complete the EBP learning tutorial. Activity 2: How well do you know CNO's Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship Standards? At the core of nursing is the therapeutic nurse-client relationship.