Application of Omaha System

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Application of the Omaha System for Persons with Psychiatric/Mental Health Problems Phyllis M. Connolly PhD, PMHCNS-BC Purpose This module provides an opportunity for you to successfully apply the Omaha System for persons who may be experiencing psychiatric/mental health problems. In addition, you will have an increased awareness of the use of the Omaha System with the School of Nursing Nurse Managed Centers. Learning Outcomes After completing this module you will be able to: Identify appropriate Omaha System problems during an assessment of a person with psychiatric/mental health problems Select the appropriate interventions and targets for the identified problems Correctly rate the outcomes of the problem in the areas of Knowledge (K), Behavior (B), and Status (S) Develop a care plan for future care Discuss the use of the Omaha data collection within the Nurse Managed Centers Recognize the relationship between the use of the Omaha System and providing quality care Identify the protocol for data collection of the Omaha in the Nurse Managed Centers Document services provided on a Standardized Omaha System Documentation tool. Collect pre and post Omaha Data on top 3 priority problems for assigned clients on a scantron form Discuss the value of the Omaha System for providing collaborative care. Required learning activities 1. Purchase a copy of the Omaha Module in the Associated Students Print shop and complete the module. 2. Read the case study for a person in the community with psychiatric symptoms. 3. Based on the case study provided identify the wo top priority problems, include the Domain. 4. Rate the problems in the K, B, S for each of the two problems. 5. Identify the Interventions and Targets for each problem. 6. Develop a Care Plan for follow-up for this person. Read “Mini-Lecture” The Omaha System, is a standardized, reliable and valid method for documenting and managing patient care. Reliability and validity of the Omaha System has been 1
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established with extensive testing (Martin, 2005; Martin & Scheet, 1992a; Martin, Scheet, & Stegman, 1993).The System includes a rating scale for measuring outcomes (Martin & Martin, 1997; Elfrink & Martin, 1996) based on the client’s knowledge (what the client knows); behavior (what the client does) and status (the client’s physiological or psychological well-being). There are 43 problems in the Omaha System organized within four domains— Environmental, Psychosocial, Physiological, and Health Related Behaviors. Modifiers and signs and symptoms follow the domains and problems. The Omaha System includes a rating scale for outcomes on three subscales: Knowledge (K), the ability of the client to remember and interpret information; Behavior (B), the observable responses, actions, or activities of the client fitting the occasion or purpose; and Status (S), the condition of the client in relation to objective and subjective defining characteristics. The rating scale
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