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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.