Early 2020, when the organization recognized COVID-19 was an impending threat, nursing leadership recognized the need to elevate the practice of nurses who could be reassigned to a higher level of care to accommodate a surge of critically ill patients.
As healthcare leaders respond to Covid-19 our usual focus upon traditional ethics principles such as patient autonomy and honoring the surrogate decision makers’ role have been muted. Hopefully temporarily, we now focus upon the common good, saving the most lives, and limiting family access to the patient’s bedside in order to reduce viral spread.
Leaders in Nursing Informatics are leveraged to lead and collaborate innovative designs and the implementation of technology that provide a supportive framework for surviving change in the variable environment of healthcare. A review of informatics solutions and innovations in healthcare technology are discussed.
Do you have a mentor? Are you mentoring? Why should you have a mentor or be a mentor? We will identify and reflect on potential and real reasons for, roles of, and values of mentoring relationships during a real-time concept map activity.
Nurses play a significant role facilitating safe patient transitions between care settings. Care transitions represent points where medication errors can occur due to lapses in communication or errors in medication documentation transcription.
Transitional Shock is defined as an acute and dramatic change in the process of professional role adaptation by the newly licensed RN and is the experience of moving from the familiar role of nursing student to the professional registered nurse. It is a major reason that new graduate nurses leave their job or leave nursing altogether in their first year of practice.
Traditional fall risk assessment tools do not identify risk factors specific to the psychiatric population. The proposed project was an evidence-based practice intervention that implemented the Edmonson’s Psychiatric Fall Assessment Tool to address the PICOT question: “among patients in the inpatient behavioral health setting will implementation of a fall risk assessment tool specific to behavioral health decrease falls and falls with injury compared to the current tool.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kootenai Health planned to launch a New and Improved Nurse Residency Transition to Practice Program (NRTTPP), designed under the guidelines provided by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program, in July 2020. The organization was committed to excellence in onboarding new nurses to improve retention, RN satisfaction, and patient outcomes.
Regardless of discipline, health care clinicians (licensed and unlicensed) function under the guise of inclusivity. We usually operate under this guise based purely on assumptions or our own ideologies of ‘doing no harm’. Regretfully, we often forget that “harm” is fluid and means something different to each person.
Implementation of the Braden QD scale was expected to decrease the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) in pediatric patients through improved risk assessment and intervention (Curley et al., 2018). Prior to implementation (Q1 2020) the incidence of HAPI was 3% and following implementation the incidence was zero (Q2 2020).
This on-demand continuing education program is the Nurse Practitioner of Idaho (NPI) 2020 Fall Conference CNE approved presentations. CNE is approved by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for NPI, as a constituent state organization of AANP.