In the 1800’s an effort to redefine nursing, by improving upon patient care, Florence Nightingale stands as the patron leader. She went onto grapple with the task of improving upon deplorable hospital conditions; while, measuring patient’s outcomes in a statistical method. Over a hundred years later, more recent compiled research related to a link between hospital staffing issues and adverse patient outcomes grabs the attention of internal and external healthcare populations. In the 90’s and early 2000’s new studies surface regarding the understaffed units, job dissatisfaction, and nursing burnouts; and, the correlation with the patients’ unforeseen negative outcomes. The general population fueled by the media (that followed the story closely) became fascinated with finding out the conclusion of the studies. As a result of the heightened attention the new practice of measuring indicators is born. In 1996 Maas Johnson and Moorhead went on to coin the phrase “nursing-sensitive-indicators.” This was a phrase that was meant to depict the elements that were important to derive positive patient outcomes. Needleman went on to point out that nursing sensitive indicators are a comprehensive term. He went on to add that research in this given area focuses on the interrelationship of inadequate nursing care and the in meshed relationship with negative outcomes. Examples of negative patient outcomes included: patient falls, nosocomial infections, and medication errors (to name a few). In contrast patient outcomes can be greatly improved if the quantity and quality of nursing care is provided (Nursing World, 2013). In this particular case the patient’s outcome could have been much better; given, the CNA and RN would have provided nursing care intertwined with the knowledge base of nursing sensitive indicators. In this case there were many measures that could have been taken to prevent harm to the patient; such as, repositioning the patient q2-3hrs with adequate pillow
in nursing practice in numerous ways including: defining the scope of practice, developing the Code of Ethics for Nurses, as well as defining nursing’s impact on patient outcomes by developing Nursing Sensitive Indicators. Nurses are often the first and most often seen face at the bedside, providing direct patient care and therefore have the most potential of directly affecting the quality of care and safety of patients. Nursing Sensitive Indicators are a collection of outcomes for patients, defined….
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Nursing-sensitive indicators can be an important tool in identifying patient care issues that could potentially arise during a hospital stay. By analyzing the data on specific nursing-sensitive indicators, the quality of patient care can be optimized and patient satisfaction can be improved. The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) are two sources of information and guidelines for….
Efforts to define the quality of nursing practice began with Florence Nightingale, as she worked to improve hospital conditions and measure patient outcomes. (The Sentinel Watch, 2011)
Nursing-sensitive indicators are measures used to evaluate the quality of nursing
care patients are receiving and to improve the quality of care given. Healthcare workers should be identifying the root causes of outcomes, regardless of the outcome. Tracking of these outcomes, recognizing….
Nurse-sensitive indicators are helpful tools in enhancing the quality of nurses, which will improve patient outcomes, nursing outcomes, in addition to performance measurement (Montalvo, 2007). According to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators TM (NDNQI) (2014), this is a national nursing database, which provides reports of processes, structure, and outcomes quarterly and annually to evaluate nursing care at the unit level (Montalvo, 2007). There is a need for a database that can be….
Nurse-Sensitive Indicators Analysis
Nurse-Sensitive Indicators Analysis
This is an analysis of the nurse-sensitive indicators in a case study regarding an elderly, Jewish male patient with dementia in a hospital setting. Nurse-sensitive indicators presented in the scenario such as patient falls, using restraints, development of pressure ulcers, and patient satisfaction will be discussed. When nurses are aware of these nurse-sensitive issues they can provide better care for their….
Nursing indicators are measurable tools used in nursing. The indicators focus on the structure, process of nursing, and the overall patient outcomes of the care received by nurses. The structure of nursing care is based on the education and certifications as well as the skill level the nursing staff has. Process indicators are a way to measure nursing care through assessment, intervention, and reassessment. The overall patient outcomes that are based on nursing indicators are nursing driven. Examples….
Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs)
Patient safety indicators are used by Hospital’s to help identify any potential risk to patient safety and to improve healthcare. The focus is to increase knowledge and the understanding of the effects on the hospital reputation.
As a patient, you really should know what kind of care you are expecting to get when you visit a hospital. With that being said, they also have an option on what hospital they choose. We need to be that hospital that is shown to be….
important assumptions and concepts of the theories.
Florence Nightingale is the most recognized name in the field of nursing. Her work was instrumental for developing modern nursing practice, and from her first shift, she worked to ensure patients in her care had what they needed to get healthy. Her Environmental Theory changed the face of nursing to create sanitary conditions for patients to get care.
Biography of Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 in Italy to a wealthy British….
All three of these components are instrumental in providing exceptional patient care and many reputable organizations support and promote these beliefs. NDNQI and TJC have remained in the forefront of the nursing profession's process improvement initiative, providing nurse specific goals and resources to advance standards within the profession.
Patient safety is at the forefront of The Joint Commission 2016 National Patient Goal. The organization has clearly outlined problems and solutions to common….
Understanding your patient’s wants and needs allows the nurse to successfully advocate for their patient. If your patient is of the older aged population and you are trying to advocate for advanced life support, but your patient does not wish to have advanced directives then you are not advocating for your patient. Using your questioning skills and the resources available to you, you can figure out what the patient needs in that moment. Sometimes a patient’s needs are clear-cut such as needing pain medications….