WK2AssgnKemajouA.doc - 1 Systems Theory Kemajou Aline Jackie Walden University Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership NURS 6053 Sunday

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1Systems TheoryKemajou, Aline JackieWalden UniversityInterprofessional Organizational and Systems LeadershipNURS 6053Sunday, December 10, 2017
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2Systems TheoryEach health care organization is essentially a system, and within each system, several subsystem working towards a common goal of the institute's mission and values. Organizations utilize either open or closed systems to influence relationships, or how the subsystem work or fit together. Healthcare systems are always refining functions in their organization to help please their patients and employees. Organizations use systems theories to recognize problems, find solutions and improve the overall function of an organization. Healthcare settings are made up of of diverse units and provide varying levels of care. All levels of care and specialties have their separate inputs, throughputs, outputs, cycles of events and negative feedback which work together to impact the work demands on nursing work groups in production subsystems (Meyer & O'Brien-Pallas, 2010). The purpose of this paper is to describe MedStar NRH using systems theory and to describe the problem with staffing in the unit and how it can best be addressed to uphold the values and mission of the hospital. The purpose of this paper is also to use system theory to create goals, objectives, policy, and procedures.Inputs, throughput, and outputMedStar NRH nursing department requires staff to offer throughput services at all times. In systems theory, throughput is what converts materials into services (Hayajneh, 2007). Throughput is the care provided to the patient from admission to discharge. Throughput is described as “energies inside the system transformed by reorganizing the inputs” (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010). Examples include nurses planning, assessing patients, and analyzing laboratory results, nurse performing a head-to-toe examination, taking vital signs, administering medications, planning, collaborating, and implementing care (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010).
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3Inputs are materials that are needed for the nursing department to operate including linens, gloves, intravenous fluids, medications, oxygen, pen and paper that are provided by outside vendors. Inputs include also nurses, techs, doctors and patients, resources, materials, andinformation applying within the inflow (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010). Strong inputs and throughputs must be available to provide good quality care of services (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas,2010). Inputs defined as energy or raw data achieved from outside setting (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010). Inputs are described as “the inflow of energy and information from the external environment renews the system” (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010).
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