1 C157 Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience Heidi Barsness Western Governors University C157 Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience
2 C157 Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience Changes in healthcare are nothing new. Change is the only thing that is constant in healthcare. Change is the act or instance of making or becoming different. This is important in healthcare because it gives the healthcare facility the ability to develop, test, and implement change to help them improve their processes and outcomes that have to do with safe patient care and their employees. A1: Purpose and overview The purpose of this consultation is to identify an opportunity for improvement at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital (GICH) through conducting a comprehensive and systematic assessment of their healthcare facility. This will be done through data gathered through internet websites both external and internal. Sites such as the CMS for Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers system (HCAHPS) score and Hospital Compare which allows you to compare multiple hospitals and compare performance measures and GICH’s internal internet site which will allow me to see transparent specific data to the strategic plans, key results and how they align with their mission statement, visions, and values. I will perform a face to face interview with Sandra Lenarz, MHA, BSN, PHN who is the Vice President of Hospital Services, asking her open-ended questions. I will also research evidence on nursing practice and best nursing practices to assist in gathering information about my recommended change. A2: Description of organization Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital (Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, n.d.) is a rural non-profit healthcare facility in Grand Rapids Minnesota. It has an integrated clinic and hospital which employs over six hundred people including over sixty physicians and other providers such as specialists in Orthopedics, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Radiologist, and Urologist. GICH provides the following services and programs: Clinic care, Emergency, and Intensive
3 C157 Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience care, Homecare, in-hospital care including medical/surgical and pediatrics, cancer, and infusion therapy, laboratory services, OnCare, pharmacy services, radiology/diagnostic imagery, rapid clinic, rehabilitation services, respiratory services, surgical services, women's health, and YMCA clinic. At our rural healthcare facility, we care for patients from newborns to the geriatric population. GICH provides newborn screening, well-child, dietitian, and many others visit. In 2019, GICH saw 113,850 patients, they had 1804 patient admissions in 2019, 14,579 Emergency Room visits in 2019, and performed 1744 surgical procedures in 2019, (S. Lenarz, personal communication, April 21,2020). They hold different classes from bone-building, cardiovascular, diabetic 101, pediatric, and adult mental health classes monthly. They hold classes for our professional employees from basic CPR, NRP, TNCC, PAL, and many others.
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