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Running head: THE INFLUENCE OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE 1 The Influence of The Institute of Medicine on Nursing Care Grand Canyon University Therrin Mallard July 7, 2019
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THE INFLUENCE OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE 2 The Influence of The Institute of Medicine on Nursing Care The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership in healthcare professions and improvement in healthcare practices. The IOM provides access to current and up-to-date research regarding healthcare information. This information serves as a way for nurses and other professionals to gain advice concerning current and relevant publications regarding their field of specialty. The main focus of the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing is about how nursing can take the lead in improving healthcare outcomes for the citizens of our country (Bienemy, 2011). The Four Messages in the IOM Report The IOM refers to four major messages in their report titled, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” These key messages act as a blueprint for future nurses with recommendations to guide one to keep up with their practice of proper nursing care techniques. The first message describes how a nurse should practice to the full potential of their education and training. It is important for nurses to always practice this way because it gives opportunity to help build the necessary workforce needed to meet primary care needs of all patient’s and because the contribution of their specific skill set will continue to deliver patient- centered care. The second major message in the article addresses that all nurses should strive to gain higher levels of advanced education and training through educational systems that promote academic growth. Nurses are considered an influential source in the healthcare field. It is vital to continue education and training in order to gain trust and leadership to improve overall patient care. This idea keeps competency, teamwork, and collaboration at the forefront of what nurses
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