HC 491 week 7 prepare for Final

In view of a national nursing shortage and nursing

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In view of a national nursing shortage and nursing education not keeping pace with  workforce demands, how would you ensure an adequate supply of nurses in your organization?  What short-term and long-term actions would you propose? I would ensure an adequate supply of nurses in my organization by several means.  First, I’d want to attract  nurses who want to work for the HCO other than just a paycheck or sign on bonus.  Although, a sign on  bonus is an incentive to get nurses to a hospital, it will only retain them for proximately two years.  Another  way to ensure an adequate supply of nurses is through creative perks.  Perks, such as offering a work/life  balance program that allows nurses to accommodate their needs by offering a variety of full time 8 0r 12  hour shifts and some part-time shifts, will assist in retaining nurses.   I’d also encourage and support higher  education among the staff, and if possible, partner with a college or university to provide onsite degree  programs.  For new graduate nursing students, I’d offer a competency-based orientation, instead of an organized-wide  orientation with a one size fits all type training.  I’d also consider a Nurse Residency program that would  support graduate nurses through the difficult transitions they experience from going to school to a job. 
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8. Technology advances rapidly in many CSS. To keep up, investments must be made in  learning, training, and equipment. What are the roles of the HCO manager, the CSS  management, and governance in deciding how much to invest in keeping up? Do the functions  of continuous improvement and budgeting provide an adequate framework to decide when  specific new technology is appropriate? If not, what improvements would you suggest?                   We like to focus our examples and best practices on the CSSs, which tend to have  the largest numbers of associates, highest degree of complexity, largest capital  expenditures, and the greatest potential for patient and physician satisfaction. These CSSs  are emergency departments, operating rooms, imaging services, and medical laboratories.  9. What are the important differences between a “community health” mission and an  “excellence in acute care” mission for a hospital HCO? What would go on a checklist of  prerequisites before adopting a community health mission? Community Health means the study and discipline which concerns itself with the study and  improvement of the health characteristics of biological communities, its goal is to use the HCO as a  vehicle to improve the community health; according to the text it focus on sustaining all members of a 
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  • Spring '13
  • Buttelmann
  • Better, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, HCO

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