C157 Task 1 .docx - C157 Task 1 Page 1 C157 Task 1 Britney Spears Western Governor\u2019s University C157 Task 1 Page 2 Health Care is an exciting field

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C157 Task 1 Page 1 C157 Task 1 Britney Spears Western Governor’s University
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C157 Task 1 Page 2 Health Care is an exciting field! The present is an exciting time in history! At the forefront of science includes the magic behind medicine. We truly live in an incredible time as we contemplate all that healthcare has to offer. However, in this fast-paced, high tech world, it can feel overwhelming to stay on top of all the evidence-based findings in healthcare. As they become more and more refined, day to day duties change. Therefore, it is crucial to accept them, apply them, and recognize them as changes that will benefit all patients. The changes are all focused on one thing, improving patient care and outcomes. In this paper, an organization’s deficit in the process will be analyzed, and a proposal for improvement and change will be proposed. A1. Purpose and Overview The purpose of this consultation was to determine a current practice where change is needed. Upon identification of this need, a proposal for how the change will take place will occur. A Nursing Supervisor was interviewed to assist in this process. In the interview, she discussed her role in the organization. She also assisted in identifying the needs and challenges associated with current trends, policies, and practices. A discussion of the company’s mission statement, website, and standard practices occurred. Part of the discussion also focused on data reporting practices related to patient surveys. The consultation also focused on the needs of the population served by this organization. It was a very educational experience. All details discussed are crucial to developing a complete understanding to determine the most beneficial change for the organization. A2. Description of Organization Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) provides Home Health and Hospice services to patients in Northern California. SCAH is affiliated with Sutter Health. This non-profit
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C157 Task 1 Page 3 organization serves patients in 21 counties spanning from Butte County to San Benito County and from San Francisco County to El Dorado County. Sutter Health has over 53,000 employees, including a network of 14,000 Doctors and Advanced Practice Clinicians (Sutter Health, n.d.). Sutter’s mission is to serve those in their communities with compassionate and excellent care within a non-profit organization. Their vision states that they intend to lead the transformation of healthcare, achieving the highest levels of quality, access, and affordability. At the core of their values are honesty and integrity. Other values include community needs, excellence, quality, innovation, affordability, teamwork, compassion, and caring (Sutter Health, n.d.). SCAH provides a wide array of services to Sutter Health patients in need of in-home services. Services include advanced illness management, infusion services, wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, high acuity nursing services, hospice care, grief/bereavement support, home health care, respiratory care, and home medical equipment support (Sutter Health, n.d.).
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