Rtt 1 Task 1

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RTT Task 1 Shawna Setzer Western Governors University Nursing-Sensitive Indicators In the given scenario involving Mr. J’s hospital stay it is important to integrate nursing- sensitive indicators in delivering quality patient care. Every patient has the right to receive the appropriate care without causing harm. Mr. J was starting to develop pressure sores related to being in restraints, and when his daughter pointed out the areas to the CNA she didn’t realize the severity of the problem and report them to another care giver to assess the red areas. The CNA also did not reposition Mr. J onto his side to relieve pressure to that area of the body. Nursing indicators such as education on unnecessary use of restraints and not repositioning the patient every two hours, are failures to deliver quality care. The staff increased the chances of Mr. J to develop pressure ulcers. Also the use of restraints increased the chances of Mr. J to develop a deep vein thrombosis or pneumonia from lack of mobility. All members of the healthcare team are responsible to provide the best care possible and be an advocate for the people they care for. (American Nurses Association, 2015). In Mr. J’s scenario nursing sensitive indicators were ignored which lead to negative outcomes of family dissatisfaction. When proper education of use of restraints and increasing mobility are in place the patient will heal faster with less negative outcomes. In order to increase quality care for patients and increase patient and family satisfaction a hospital can gather information from each nursing unit for sensitive indicators that lead to patient outcomes. One area of concern is the ratio of RN’s per patient and also this a correlation between patient care and job satisfaction. Information gathered should include type of care in current use such as

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