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Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience Crystal M. Rahman Western Governors University
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Running Head: PATHOPHARMACOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS 2 A1-Purpose and Overview The purpose of the consultation with the clinical nurse leader was to gather and assess current departmental Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores and compare them with current nursing policies, procedures, and processes within the hospital to assist in a recommendation for an appropriate intervention to improve overall patient outcomes and safety. The consultation with the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) provided an overview of the hospital and units strengths and weaknesses to assist in the change process to improve patient outcomes. In addition, the CNL provided HCAHPS data, current information in reference to unit specific evidence-based projects and insight to current quality improvements. Data gathered from the CNL and data collected from Texas Health Resources (THR) webpage will be discussed. A2-Description of Organization The Richardson 6th floor is part of Texas Health Resources of Fort Worth which is a 28- bed unit that primarily cares for a select group of postoperative surgical patients that range from adolescent to geriatric. The floor serves as a postoperative surgical floor that is designed and responsible for the coordination of care directed through physician orders and care guidelines. The Richardson 6 th floor is a general surgery floor that specializes in providing a wide range of surgical procedures involving gastrointestinal conditions such as appendicitis, hernias, gallstones, hemorrhoid, thyroid and parathyroid operations. Other common procedures involve gastrointestinal cancer, including the stomach, small bowel, pancreas, and colon malignancies. Other services offered but not limited to endoscopy including colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and ERCP’s are also services offered. The Richardson 6th
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Running Head: PATHOPHARMACOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS 3 floor is overseen by one department manager who collaborates with 2 Clinical Nurse Leaders to ensure 10 charge nurses, 30 RN's, and 16 PCT's who successfully deliver high quality patient centered care that is in compliance with set state and federal agency policy and procedures. Furthermore, both the Richardson 6 th floor and Texas Health Resources of Fort Worth are a faith- based, nonprofit health system that serves more than 7 million inpatient's and outpatients of North Texas. With over 20,500 employees, 5,500 physicians, 24 acute-care locations, 20 outpatient facilities and 250 other community access points THR is committed to "providing a healthy and healing environment of care that complies with regulations, reduces environmental impacts, and lowers operating costs throughout the community” (THR, 2018).
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