Nursing Care Center

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Proposal to: Mayor and Chief Medical Officer

Proposal Title: Nursing Care Center

Introduction
Please accept this proposal for the new Riverview Hospital Nursing Care Center. Key healthcare directors have contributed to this plan. Each director’s perspective is shared as related to his/her department. The following pages of this proposal contain their ideas and touch on the following considerations for the planning of this new facility: 1. The specific department services provided

2. How nursing care center services coordinate with the services the hospital provides 3. How nursing care center departments interact and coordinate with each other to provide efficient and effective care 4. Potential grants to assist with funding the nursing care center project 5. How departments demonstrate consideration and application of the nursing care center code of ethics Executive Summary

The nursing staff at Riverview Skilled Care Facility will ensure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and will provide supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. The Director of Nurses will provide the necessary care and services to maintain the highest state of well-being of each resident and will keep each resident's personal and medical records private and confidential.  The nursing staff will encourage residents to exercise independence, but the nursing director will gladly assist with, and supervise, everyday life activities as needed. At Riverview Skilled Care Facility the nursing staff will practice and stand by its mission and code of ethics. The nursing director will also abide by the FEMA guidelines, state laws, regulations and guidelines from the Department of Health Services. The DON and nurse staff will work in collaboration with the physical and occupational therapy department director, laboratory director and information technology director to provide the facility and the staff with the latest forms of technology, equipment and training programs to enhance the quality of care for the residents.

Additionally, a well-defined laboratory structure must be established, which identifies key management and technical roles and responsibilities at each level, and establishes a functional laboratory network and referral system. The laboratory network should include a disease monitoring and response system. Some standards for competence are as follows, essential infrastructure, equipment, tests and techniques should be established for laboratories at each level of the lab. Infrastructure of appropriate size is needed, location, and with essential utilities, to provide a safe environment for workers, patients and visitors. The establishments required competency for staff each level of laboratory throughout the network. Availability of standard operating procedures (SOPs) in every laboratory for transportation of specimens, use of equipment, test procedures, reporting formats and guides to interpretation, including normal reference ranges for precise results. Provision of up-to-date inventories to all laboratory users of the available tests, their indications and limitations, costs and types of specimens required. Constant review of the cost-effectiveness and budget are recommended standards.

Similarly, it is the mission of the Physical Therapy Director for the Riverview Hospital Nursing Care Center to participate in every function of the community’s needs. The facility will utilize the physical therapy department in areas of home health care, out-patient and inpatient rehabilitation services, hospice care, and long-term and short-term residential care. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to facilitate creative recreational activities and personal physical therapy services to enhance optimal, comprehensive patient care. The physical therapy department will be a model of efficiency, profitability and compassion while producing positive patient outcomes.

Finally, the purpose of...
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