An example of this would be designing a flowsheet for vitals to be done every

An example of this would be designing a flowsheet for

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improvement plan. An example of this would be designing a flowsheet for vitals to be done every five minutes by the nurse on the patients under moderate sedation. This would allow for that nurse to recognize any changes to their condition more quickly. The next step would be to test the flowsheet on a smaller scale, such as a smaller unit. This way the effectiveness can be easily measured and if necessary, make changes to the flowsheet and note any issues. The third step is to compare the data to the information that was collected from the predictions. The final step would be to implement the flowsheet on a larger scare. The hope for these changes would be to improve safety and reduce patient harm.
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RCA and FMEA E. A professional nurse demonstrates leadership in supporting quality care by ensuring all staff on a unit follows the hospitals policies for all procedures they involve themselves with. A professional nurse demonstrates leadership in improving patient outcomes by ensuring that the care provided in appropriate. A professional nurse demonstrates leadership in influencing quality improvement activities by participating in training workshops for revised or new policies to allow for patients to receive the best care. E1. By the professional nurse being involved in a team with RCA or FEMA processes, the process itself is improved by having a nursing perspective which allows them to point out information in situations that is specific to the nursing profession that may have other wise been overlooked. Nurses are able to act as leaders by communicating with other team members where modes of failure may happen and give insight into processes that may need improvement.
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RCA and FMEA References Cherry, B. &. (2017). Contemporary nursing: Issues, trends, and management (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier. Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.) Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2020). Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FEMA) - to-Prevent-Harm.aspx 2. Nursing Theory. (n.d.). Lewin's Change Theory. Retrieved from:
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