This is most important in our practice I think because most patients rely on

This is most important in our practice i think

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independence to promote healing and progress after hospitalization. This is most important in our practice I think because most patients rely on nurses and staff to assist them with everything at the hospital, but what happens when the patient is discharged and goes home alone? They are at higher risk for readmission and falls due to never trying to do their own activities of daily livings (ADL) while at the hospital under supervision. If we allow our patients to take the time and complete their activities, they will have a higher performance and recover more quickly and better (7 Nursing Theories). According to the Quality Improvement Organizations for the State of Arizona that I live in the readmission rates by day three of discharge are from 18.3-26%. The readmission rate gets higher with the patients that have more co morbidities and longer 3
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WORLDVIEW AND NURSING PRICESS PERSONAL STATEMENT ICU stays. If we were to utilize these theories in our everyday practice starting from when the patient comes into the ER and all the way through discharge we might be able to decrease the number of readmissions due to patients being actually well educated on their disease process and how it works and also because they would be more independent. In relation to wanting to allow the patients more independence early ambulation in the ICU is considered one of the most important goals set in a critical care setting (Adler & Malone,2012). The ICU unit I currently work for pushes ventilated patients and assists them in sitting at the edge of the bed and even walking around the unit. Studies have shown that early ambulation will continue to help the patient and lead to early extubation and better patient outcomes (Hodgson, Capell, & Tipping, 2018).
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  • Spring '19
  • Bethany Hardcastle
  • Nursing, Intensive care medicine

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