Its Primary purpose is to ensure quality patient care and managing the cost of that care. Its secondary purpose as defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) deals with individual users for education, regulations, policies and public health from data entered, verified, corrected or analyzed directly or indirectly. Homeland Security has recently been added to the list of users, including patient care providers, managers and staff, coders and patients themselves. Patients can make changes as necessary. Other users might include lawyers, employers, law enforcement and researchers.
One passion, simple but strong that has governed my life is my interest in health sciences. Nursing is all about passion and dedication. Passion to acquire knowledge and be able to understand the complexity of the human body. Dedication to helping people and making a difference in their lives. I would love to have the opportunity to graduate from nursing, because I have a strong desire to help people and make a difference in the quality of their lives every day.
| Why Nursing? Writing Assignment Justin Bluff Spartanburg Community College People who work in healthcare are a different breed from the average person. For the most part their patience is endless, their determination to manage some of the worst situations we could imagine is incredible, and that internal drive to care for their fellow man knows no bounds. I truly believe nurses aren’t made there born with the instinct to help others and satisfy their drive to be the best that they can in helping lives. That’s the person I want to become, giving me the opportunity to care for others and be a source of information and education for people who desperately need to make a life style change.
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This data is processed and statistically analyzed to determine ways in which the hospital can improve patient care and patient outcomes. “Statisticians often divide their subject into two major branches: descriptive statistics and inferential statistics,” (Bennett, Briggs, & Triola, 2009, p. 7). One of the ways data is collected and used is descriptive statistics. Descriptive statistics “describes raw data in the form of graphics and sample statistics,” (Bennett et al., 2009, p. 7). St. Agnes uses statistics to meet benchmark standards.
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I observed morning rounds; the Free Clinic, the A&E, the Colorectal Ward and various other departments. I often engaged terminally ill and elderly patients in conversation; and although the austerity and bleakness of their situation was demoralizing at times, the caring bedside manner of the doctors and nurses was truly inspiring. This placement has revealed to me the highly paced and challenging job of being a doctor; it is not merely a title so many covet; the determination, endurance and challenging decision making skills required illustrated to me what a career in Medicine truly entails. A Pharmacy I worked in for a short period helped me to realise the importance of drugs in healthcare; this position raised my awareness of the staggering number of drugs available to doctors and how one would utilize them in treating
Enhancing Patient Safety by reducing Medical Errors I chose the topic of “Enhancing patient safety by reducing medical errors” because it is a topic that I am very interested in. No matter what area of nursing I choose to go in, patient safety is always going to be a crucial part of the healthcare system. I know that when I work with the different patients, I am going have to provide a safe quality of care, be aware of the different risk factors that can affect a patient’s safety. I understand it is going to be a challenge to keep patients safe because errors and mistakes happen every day, and they can happen at any time. I feel like my job as a nurse would be to make sure that no errors occur, and that the patient is safe at all times.
Academic and Professional Goals Alan M. Gavami Walden University Dr. Miriam Ross Academic and Professional Goals Currently, I make positive societal change with one patient at a time by showing genuine care and understanding of how they are different with different needs. This is one reason of several that I chose Walden University, since Walden has a keen awareness and teaching on multicultural competence, I find this to be Paramount. Managers in today’s healthcare environment are much more involved in management, planning, cost containment and efficiency, while providing a better work environment for the hospital staff, and better care for the patients and their family. The skills I expect to gain through getting my master’s with Walden University should give me the ability to recognize and understand problems we face on daily bases in the healthcare system. With this knowledge I plan to work toward a more cost effective and delivery system with healthcare provided to the patient population.
To achieve a high-quality life hard work, passion, motivation and dedication that are required. I love to take care of sick people with my honesty and hard work. That was the reason why I choose the nursing profession, so I can take care of a sick patient that need to get better. I am proficient of providing better care to patients and help them to get better. “In today’s dynamic and complex health care environments, safe and effective care will only be assured when health care leaders make optimal contribution to the effort” (AACN, 2006).