In 1998, the ANA created a repository for implementing, developing, and storing nursing-sensitive indicators, under the name of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, or NDNQI. This database provides access to quality reports for various facilities, and provides examples of how these reports have been used to improve patient care; healthcare centers can then utilize this information to make informed staffing decisions and improve patient outcomes within their own setting (American Nurses Association, 2014). Nursing-sensitive indicators are broken down into three distinct categories: structure, process, and outcomes. The structure of nursing care consists of the organizational pieces of nursing, which include staffing levels, staffing mix, and education and experience levels of the nurses in a given health care setting. Process is simply policies and procedure; this category looks as methods of assessments and care provided, types of interventions performed, and staff satisfaction levels.
Lin Article Critique Part III Whitney Barber Liberty University December 9, 2012 EVALUATING ANALYSIS AND RESULTS When an author reports percentages, it is also important for the underlying number of cases fir each percentage to be reported as well (Pyrczak, 2008). It can be considered misleading if all numbers are not reported. In the beginning of this study, there were forty participants. At the end, there were only fourteen leaving seven in each group. The four-month follow up consisted of only six from the experimental group and four from the controlled group.
Hospital Board of Directors c. Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC) d. Nursing Management C. Any changes or addendums to this standardized procedure will be reviewed by the IDPC, Nursing Management and Hospital Board of Directors. D. This standardized procedure is required to be reviewed every two years and as the practice for RNFA changes. E. A hard copy of this standardized procedure will be kept in the nursing office and will include an updated list of Registered Nurses who will be able to perform the procedures as noted. III. Functions A.
According to the information provided about this case; Smooth Sailings has to test their assets groups for recoverability and potential impairment as of the end of the current fiscal year. Important facts in this case: As of December 31, 2010: • Estimated Fair Value is $3.0 million. • Net Book Value is $4.6 million. • Estimated useful life 5 years. • Net Carrying value of nonrecourse debt is $4.0 million.
According to Laureate Education (2010) nursing informatics is a major player in continuum of care and it consists of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. The goal of this paper is to address Parkinson’s disease early onset symptoms, what is its relationship in the four-step continuum process, and how informatics plays a vital role in attaining wisdom on caring for this particular disease process. Disease Early Onset Symptoms In home health, I have seen a significant increase of patients diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson’s disease (PD). A five stage classification scale from Hoehn and Yahr is used to classify PD symptoms based on severity and disease progression. At stage I, the disease progression is usually slow in onset with mild tremors affecting one side of body.
After the sessions were taped a member of the research team selected, “3 sessions for each of 3 participants in both treatment groups” (Lin et al., 2004). This was to ensure that therapies were being delivered consistently in treatment groups. Since no members of the treatment were conducting sessions, Lin et al. ensure that the providers had been practicing for at least 20 years in the specific treatment
In light of current policy developments, this essay examines how a community specialist practitioner can contribute in the evolving National Health Service (NHS). Due to its relevance to my practice, the essay will focus on district nursing and how distict nurses can contribute to adult services within primary care. District Nurses are at the heart of community care and play a leading role in the drive for quality, process of change and innovation. Using effective leadership and team approaches, district nurses have embraced the opportunities to flag up their role and the impact they have in providing health care for the population (Lawton, et al, 2006). District nursing teams provide services to patients who are housebound and unable to visit their GP or local health centre.
Western Journal of Nursing Research First published: 1979 Importance: This publication is devoted to the dissemination of research studies, book reviews, discussion and debate and meeting calendars, all directed to a general nursing audience. WJNR offers clinical research reports broadened by commentaries and authors’ responses. Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice First published: 1987 Importance: The focus in the 80’s was on how research was being conducted. It was the first to begin reporting these findings. Applied Nursing Research First published: 1988 Importance: This publication presents original, peer-reviewed research findings clearly and directly for clinical applications in all
Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Law HCS/545 Health Law and Ethics May 31, 2010 Mary Nell Cummings Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Lawsuits Proper medical documentation can prevent liability issues and malpractice lawsuits. The focus on my paper will concentrate on nursing documentation and malpractice lawsuits. I presently work for a home health care agency. The entire staff throughout the company was recently informed of increased Medicare denials and possible lawsuits as results of inadequate documentations. A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation.
From 2005-2008 three states, NY, CA, & TX, participated in a trial run program by Medicare in which $900 million was regained from errors or fraud. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as of Sept 14, 2011 ruled that the Medicaid Recovery Audit program go into effect. This is a key part of Obama Administration’s plan to reduce waste, fraud and abuse. This audit program will help all states identify and regain improper Medicaid payments. This program will majority be self-funded, paying the auditors fee out of any improper payments they uncover and regain going back 3 years.