and staff compliance which will overall lead to patient safety and satisfaction. The flow charts can include important information like patient’s vital signs, ECG, oxygen saturation and right amount of dose or medication used for any administration of a sedative drug to produce a state of calm or sleep which will eventually assist in the application of a new policy or procedure. A system that can transfer this information immediately from the flow charts to the system can also be developed where a pager detects a patient’s MEWS score that is greater than 3 for close monitoring. Pharmacy will be reviewing and controlling every medication as an eye for the
physicians to keep medication errors from happening. Another important review be included to improve care will be the nurse to patient ratio. Random intervals inspection by the supervisors will make certain that compliance shall occur and the adhesion of the implemented policies and procedures by staff. E. Demonstrate Leadership Promoting quality of care: The professional nurse can demonstrate leadership In encouraging the standard of care by acquiring more knowledge through Evidence- based practices that are available and applying these practices to improve patient care. They can also advocate for their patients through evidence-based practices to provide high quality of care; professional nurses make sure that uninterrupted and systematized cares are given to their patients, and they ensure that their patients’ needs and values are respected and met. All these values prove that nurses are leaders. Improving patient outcome : Patient outcomes can be improved by reviewing the policies and procedures and implementing the most up date policies that are supported by evidence-based practices. Nurses as leaders will be involved in continuous education that will expand their knowledge in patient care and improve patient outcome. Rounding’s by leaders will help patients voice their concerns and needs which will be addressed to improve patient’s outcome. Influencing quality Improvement activities : Because nurses are in direct contact with the patients, they are included in many activities that help with the improvement process. For that reason nurses are more prone to be exposed to issues that may arise when the patient is being taking care of, so their idea is the most needed in promoting safe practice and influencing the quality of care. A professional nurse is constantly assessing for quality indicators that will be
used to implement changes and performing quality control to ensure safety in patient care. Collection of data and using the information collected can help in influencing quality improvement of patient care. E1. Involving Professional Nurse in RCA and FMEA Process Nurses’ participation in RCA and FMEA is important because they are mostly involved in patient care, always at bedside, and are their patient’s advocate. Among the Interdisciplinary Team, Nurses are the mostly up to date about patient current health status because they know
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