Systems Theory James Kallickal Walden University Interprofessional Organizational and System Leadership NURS 6053 March 9 2017
Systems Theory Systems Theory refers to a theory of science that concentrates on the wholeness of the situation. Over the year nursing theorists have utilized the system theory in nursing organizational patters and nursing research(Gillies,2010). A systems theory can be useful in the understanding of the different input and output processes in the health care sector(Gillies,2010). Generally, there are two types of systems that are used, an open-system approach and a closed system approach. Open system is widely thought of as a more useful and productive way to go because it utilizes the resources available to the full extend to increase the productivity of the system(Gillies,2010). The goal of this paper is to identify one of the problems that is prevalent in the workplace, and address it using a systems theory approach. This paper will include the different aspects of the systems theory like the inputs, throughputs, output, cycle of events and the negative feedback related to the problem being discussed in this paper. The problem will be addressed and interventions will be proposed to meet the desire outcome for the situation using the systems theory. The Observation Unit in the Emergency Room Input This paper will focus on this unit, its input is as follows: it is a 12-bed unit usually staffed with 2 Registered Nurse, a Charge nurse and an LVN or PCA. The unit is also managed in congruence with another floor by the floor Director and the manager. Medical support for the unit includes a hospitalist staff and his or her nurse practitioner, and the resident doctors for the teaching group of the hospital who admit their patients here. Accessory staff include the respiratory therapist and
social worker and case manager for the unit. The nursing duty is to provide quick efficient care while management of the admission and discharge process of the patients. This unit is an observation unit to decrease the throughput for the emergency room, and to facilitate more accommodation for the ER. It has a very high turnover ratio of patients who cannot stay for more
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