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Week 3 Discussion questions 1 & 2 Trends and Issues in Today's Health Care NRS-440VN Topic 3 DQ 1 Due Date: Sep 11, 2019 Max Points: 8.0 Description Discuss the correlation between nursing education and positive patient outcomes. Include current research that links patient safety outcomes to advanced degrees in nursing. Based on some real-life experiences, explain whether you agree or disagree with this research. 2 posts Re: Topic 3 DQ 1 Higher nursing education is positively correlated with better patient outcome. IOM report was published in 2010, which gave important insight on nursing education and leadership. According to the IOM report “BSN nurses are better equipped to meet the demands of an evolving health care system (The future of nursing”, 2011, p.7 in Nurses should achieve).” Compare to before chronic conditions like diabetes, and hypertension are increasing in the general public which requires complex care and complex care need critical thinking which higher educated nurses can provide easily. With higher education in nurses, patients are getting safe and high-quality care. “According to report conducted by RWJF, 76% of physician strongly agree that BSN nurses are more competent than AND nurses (“The future of nursing”, 2011, p.171, para,1 in Transforming education).”An education can give confidence in nurse and she/he can perform leading role, and become an advocate for her patient. Higher educated nurses are becoming mentor for future novice nurses, and implementing evidence-based practice to give excellent patient care. (“The future of nursing,” 2011, p.221-224, in Transforming leadership).” Research shows that higher education and BSN prepared nurses decrease patient mortality rate, decrease infections, and improve patient satisfaction. Lifelong learning is important because healthcare is growing. In order to give safe and effective patient care nurses must attain higher education. I agree with the join efforts of RWJF and IOM which insist that higher education can save lives. For example, a few days ago I was working as a triage nurse, since we have just received training on stroke signs and symptoms, I encountered a 30-year-old patient who was complaining of blurry vision for last 2 hours, no eye injury, or no medical history. I suspected possible stroke. I activated stroke team. Neuro team came immediately, and we did a CT of
her head. Result showed she was positive of stroke. Patient and my entire team were glad that I called code stroke. Therefore, continuing education is the key to safe and effective patient care. References Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM). (2011). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health . Retrieved from ----good story example for this discussion. I also encountered a similar situation where a young female was admitted for a hysterectomy and in recovery in our telemetry unit for tachycardiac. That day she was complaining of an intense headache but she has a history of migraines. First, I gave her tylenol and that did not work. Then doctors did not want to do CT scan and just gave her an Nsaid. That did

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