The output is the amount of patients that can be treated in the nursing department using inputs provided (Meyer & O'Brien-Pallas, 2010). Outputs are providing care to patients, providing procedures, diagnosing, discharging, and the use of the computer software to effectively chart. Output utilized the services developing from the structure's throughput (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010). The important aspects of output indicate the policies and procedures inthe nursing department. Output “is the product or service which results from the system's throughput or processing of technical, social, financial & human input”(Hayajneh, 2007). Cycle of Events and Negative feedbackCycles of events are needed to renew the system to repeat the series of events (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010). The cycle of events is an exchange process and reform energy to create a new system with the same sequences of its performances. These performances include the attained recertification and accreditation (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010). In open system theory feedback is information of data gathered used to evaluate the system to make it more effective (Hayajneh, 2007). Negative feedback permits the organization to correct its deviances from the preferred course of events (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010).
4Description of MedStar NRH Nursing Department ProblemProblems in the unit include high staff turnover rate, short staff situations, failure to have sufficient staff due to staff on vacations, and staff illness. Every day, in the United States, we areshort of nurses. Staffing has always stood out as a major problem in the healthcare field. Older and well-established health care facilities with long held policies and procedures might be unreceptive to change for the improvement of services. Adjustments to the situation using open system concepts will be addressed for improved staff and patient outcomes.Modifications in organization management strategies and more push for a more competitive incentives salaries for nurses will help solve the increasing problem of nursing shortage.Staffing has always stood out as a major problem in the healthcare field. The application example in the Meyer and O’Brien-Pallas (2010) article suggest how a hospital uses “buffers inventories” or float pool and travel nurses to staff their floors. MedStar NRH uses a float pool, intercorporate travel nurses, and several contracted travel agencies to make sure the hospital is fully staffed with nurses. Most patients complained about the deficiency of empathy and disrespect of staff. Nurses need to be educated about compassion or kindness. Patient happiness, safety and quality of care are among the principal concerns facing healthcare facilitiesin the US in the last three years. Empathy lethargy is words utilized to define the way the nurse’sfeel when they are overwhelmed (Hamilton, Tran, & Jamieson, 2016). According to Engle et al. (2017), goals and objectives are necessary to improve the quality of care. The organization has to let the nurses express themselves and be listened to and will act upon issues to strengthen the workforce (Hayajneh, 2007). Successful networking with other subsystems in the organization will enable unit leaders or managers to gather valuable information about the problem of inadequate staffing confronting the unit. In an open system,
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