ADVOCATING FOR THE NURSING ROLE IN PROGRAM DESIGNInterviewer: What is the role of the nurse in the healthcare program implementation? How does this role vary between design and implementation of healthcare programs? Can you provide examples?Interviewee:Nurses are multi-talented, adaptable, continuously learning, they wants change for the better patient outcome. Innovation implementation within an organization is the process of gaining targeted employees appropriate and committed use of an innovation (Klein & Sorra, 1996). Nurses are taught to use the nursing process as their guidance on every day’s patient care. We are guided by our education, experiences and attitudes to do the right thing for our patients. Let say for example, designing and implementing a newly open-heart room, As I am part of the cardiac open-heart team in our hospital, we did designed our room, did a thorough planning that includes various talents and expertise, great minds. Next week we are going to do dry run before opening our new open-heart rooms. See, roles of nurses are multifaceted; design and implementation are both inter-related. “Nurses central role in patient care makes them uniquely qualified to provide constructive input on facility projects” (Eagle, 2016).Designing a health care program needs a thorough process, right people to go to, for proper advice, evidenced base practice, and also budgets, and after you go through all that, and then you implement your design and again, support from appropriate talents and experienced employees are needed. Interviewer: Who are the members of a healthcare team that you believe are most needed to implement a program? Can you explain why?Interviewee:4
ADVOCATING FOR THE NURSING ROLE IN PROGRAM DESIGNEvery mind is important when it comes to designing or implementing a program, but nurses has the most vital role to help implement such program. “Nurses are positioned to contribute to and to lead the transformative changes that are occurring in healthcare by being a fully contributing member of the interprofessional team as we shift from episodic, provider-
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