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Running head: OPEN SYSTEMS THEORY1Opens System Theory: Evaluation of the Emergency DepartmentJessica HernandezWalden UniversityNURS 6053, Section 24, Interprofessional Organization and Systems LeadershipJune 9, 2017
OPEN SYSTEMS THEORY2Open Systems Theory: Evaluation of the Emergency DepartmentThe purpose of this assignment is to describe open systems theory related to a large emergency department (ED) located within Community Medical Center (CMC). It further describes the input, throughput, output, cycles of events, and negative feedback of the ED. A problem of dissatisfied patients within the ED is discussed and using the system theory model it is determined where the problem exits. A desired outcome is formulated and goals are identified to facilitate the outcome. Policy and procedures are identified, and relevant professional standards are discussed. The mission, vision, and values of the organization are discussed related to the problem resolution to improve culture and climate.Systems TheorySystems theory is used to identify problems and understand how things work. More specifically it can be used to identify the structures of a healthcare system and its boundaries, recognize the goals of a systems and its response to internal and external forces. A systems ability to adapt is important when responding to feedback and implementing new procedures. It is important to be a leader that management has a clear idea and understands the system to effectively accomplish the organizational goals (Hayajneh, 2007). The system theory uses concepts such as, inputs, throughput, output, cycles of events, and negative feedback to explore issues. Some of these issues include examining the interactions between patients and healthcare providers, stress and burnout of staff, financing of healthcare, leadership and change in organizations, health communication technologies, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams (Ruhl & Harter, 2013).
OPEN SYSTEMS THEORY3Input of the Emergency DepartmentA large healthcare organization known as Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health has a smaller hospital called CMC. Within CMC is a large ED that sees many patients a day and has a large volume of elderly in the area. The large elderly population in the surrounding area proposeschallenges for the ED to manage large volumes of patients. Inputs are resources that are able to make an output for the systems. For example physicians and nurses (Hayajneh, 2007). In the ED at CMC inputs are gathered from staff, recipients of care, resources from sister hospitals, and materials. Nurses effort, physicians time, vital sign machines, intravenous (IV) start kits and the many other materials in the hospital that make it possible for the ED to provide care. A computer system was also purchased for charting. Evidenced based practice (EBP) guides policy development to assist physicians and nurses in providing the best care possible.
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Nursing, Health care provider, Cybernetics, Open Systems