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.
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.
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.
Applying Standardized Terminologies in Practice Standardized Nursing terminologies (SNTs) are classifications, or taxonomies created to be shared among healthcare users. In the nursing field, the use of SNTs is essential to help nurses to document accurately, and clearly patient care information. The use and implementation of Standardized Nursing Terminologies add descriptions of nursing practice into the health record in a way that nursing personnel understand. The use of standardized terminologies is vital to the development of nursing as a profession. This article main purpose is to provide evidence of the importance and application of standardized terminologies in the Nursing practice.
Introduction The purpose of research is to answer questions that exist around a subject or to develop a solution. It aims to add to the existing knowledge of a topic. The goal of nursing research is to contribute to the evidence to support best clinical practise and education in the nursing profession (REF). This assignment will focus on the subject of the effects of post thrombotic syndrome following lower extremity dvt. This subject was chosen as..............
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.
These core concepts lead nurses to actions that guide their practice. Nurses incorporate these concepts as they review, formulate, and deliver nursing care (Brilowski & Wendler, 2005). Nursing is a common core concept of nursing theories. Comparing and analyzing the definition of the concept of nursing among theories helps to distinguish the differences between them. It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice.
Nurses should get effective workforce planning to get more data and information. 4. Nurses should practice and get higher level of education and training. The nursing education primary goal is patient safety. “Two consensus reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) which calls for greater interprofessional education of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, as well as new methods of improving and demonstrating competency throughout one’s career (IOM, 2003b, 2009)” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of nursing research network is estimate costs of nursing education for different degree levels.
The purpose of health literacy is so individuals (patients) can understand, make, and act on health care information to make better decisions in their care as well as understanding their diseases/illnesses in order to have better outcomes. “Nurses need to be sensitive to the health literacy levels of their clients particularly as it impacts their outcomes, and assist them to develop a greater understanding of their health issues.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 23). Some uses in the healthcare system for health literacy include “navigating the healthcare system, including filling out complex forms and locating providers and services, sharing personal information (health history) with providers, and engaging in self-care and chronic disease management. Health literacy requires knowledge of health topics. People with limited health literacy often lack knowledge or have misinformation about the body as well as the nature and causes of disease.