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.
In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed. Orlando's Deliberate Nursing Process Theory emphasizes the shared relationship between patient and nurse. It describes the responsibility of the nurse is to find out and meet the patient's immediate needs for assistance. Nurses have to use their discernment, thoughts about perception, and the feelings produced from their ideas to explore the meaning of the patient's behavior. This method assist the nurse in discovery out the root of the patient's suffering and offer the aid they require.
Understanding this weakness through the perception of the nurses can improve patient outcomes; this is the research problem in the study. The study highlights the attitudes and values of the selected nurses and also ways to increase knowledge and preserve their dedication to pressure ulcer prevention. The authors established the significance of the study by highlighting the role of the nurse in the prevention of the pressure ulcers and how the break in care contributes to the development and progression of pressure ulcers. Purpose and Research Questions “The study aimed at describing contributing factors for the progression or regression of pressure ulcers in the care trajectory as they were understood by nurses working in hospitals or community care” (Athlin et al., 2010, p. 2252). The authors did not specifically develop research questions, however some appropriate
Abstract Comfort is an important concept in nursing practice that must be used as a guide in providing holistic care to improve patient’s health status. In the history of nursing practice, the concept of comfort is vague and is often times linked to end of life situations only. Dr. Katharine Kolcaba, a teacher and a nurse researcher, developed the theory of comfort with the goal of improving the patient’s experience and overall satisfaction as well as to promote higher hospital integrity and better institutional outcomes. This paper informed the reader of the concept of Comfort Theory, its strengths and weaknesses including the barriers and challenges met when using the theory, its application and implication to critical care setting, and its relevance to healthcare professionals and to the health care system. Further on, the plan to implement the theory in critical care nursing was presented.
A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation. Thus, I will discuss the impact of inadequate nursing documentation that leads to malpractice lawsuits. Purpose of Medical Record Documentation Understanding the purpose of medical documentation was the first step in teaching how to prevent inadequate documentations that leads to liability and malpractice lawsuits. Monarch (2007) supports the purpose of Medical Record Documentation as the following: • Substantiating the health condition or illness or presented concern for the patient. • Effective communication among health care staff.
Workflow analysis: Administering Medication Using Bar Code Medication Administration Workflow Analysis for Medication Administration Using Bar Code Medication Administration As health care organizations adopt information technology to improve quality and patient safety, reduce errors, increase efficiency, decrease time-consuming and redundant paperwork, and enhance communication, they are finding that information technology (IT) can significantly impact nursing workflow. To ensure the adoption is successful, organizations need to thoroughly assess the impact of the technology on nursing workflow and involve nurses in the selection and implementation process. Conducting a comprehensive workflow analysis is a critical step in health IT implementation. Workflow analysis allows health centers to critically look at how work is currently being done in the organization. This paper analyzed the effectiveness of one innovative information technology, the Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) system.
Furthermore, the way in which the holistic approach is utilised when delivering healthcare to a patient, will be discussed. For clarification, a brief definition of roles, skills and qualities will be provided. Principally, the various roles, skills and qualities of the nurse, other professionals, and non professional carers will be examined, and how each contributes to delivering effective health care under this holistic approach Lastly, possible barriers to the effective delivery of care that could occur will be discussed. Possible scenarios will be given as examples on how the quality of care can become compromised due to the highlighted barriers, following this; possible solutions to these barriers will be considered. The Greek word holos originates the word ‘holistic’, as it means, “whole” (Kenworthy 2002).
A Concept Analysis of Compliance with Lifestyle Modification Lana S. Moore NURS Oregon State University A Concept Analysis of Compliance with Lifestyle Modification Introduction Lifestyle modification is an important concept for patients with chronic conditions, but is also crucial for healthy patients who wish to prevent the development of chronic diseases. Nurses of all types are charged with the responsibility of educating patients regarding specific lifestyle changes in order to help improve their current health state, and to prevent various medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. According to the writings of Shay (2008), numerous factors exist that specifically influence an individual’s ability to adhere to healthy behavior patterns. The subject matter for this analysis was chosen in regards to the nursing theorist, Nola Pender, and takes her theory of health promotion into account. This concept analysis cites several ideals that need to be in place, in order for an individual to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We will further consider the nursing skills needed by the nurse (RN) and the scientific basis in each part of the nursing process. The assessment is the first step in the nursing process. The assessment phase is where information is gathered; this data will assist in forming diagnosis, outcomes and interventions. Analyzing a patient involves collecting both subjective and objective data. First, the RN needs to collect the data.
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..............