Nurse Role

When Mercy Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota, reviewed their public health dashboard, they discovered a number of issues that needed to be addressed. As a result, senior leaders asked you to write a policy change proposal and practice nurs fpx 4050 assessment 4 guidelines addressing a benchmark metric for which you advocated action in Assessment 1. Your task is to communicate the merits of your proposed changes and recommendations in a clear, professional, and persuasive manner. Be sure to cite at least 3-5 credible sources to support your analysis and recommendations.

  1. Implementation of a Standardized Assessment Tool

In the educational system, teachers often deploy different types of assessment tools to track student progress as they learn. This can be done in formative evaluation using quizzes or straw polls or in summative evaluation through end-of-term examinations with close-ended questions. Standardized tests are a common method of measuring student progress because they allow for less probability of subjective bias and can be compared nurs fpx 4020 assessment 4 across multiple students. They also can be used to compare the grades of students in different school districts or to help teachers develop curriculum. A standardized test is usually taken in elementary and high school. It is also taken during an individual's application for higher education, such as the SAT or ACT. Patients with mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia may be able to take control of their treatment by regularly completing standardized rating scales that measure their symptom levels. These self-rating tools can give patients a voice in their medical encounter and make them more involved in their treatment plan, which has been shown NURS FPX 4040 Assessment 1 Nursing Informatics in Health Care to improve symptoms.

  1. Increased Nurse-to-Patient Ratio

In many countries, a key challenge in hospital care is the lack of adequate nursing staffing. Insufficient nurse-to-patient ratios can negatively impact patient outcomes, including mortality and morbidity. Inadequate nurse-to-patient ratio can be caused by several factors, including ineffective staffing management and a lack of state laws that set specific nurse-topatient ratios. However, there are ways to ensure nurses have enough time to deliver NURS FPX 4000 Assessment 3 Attempt 2 Applying Ethical Principles quality healthcare. This is especially true in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), where patients need constant attention and intervention by nurses. The right number of nurses is essential to ensuring patient safety and satisfaction, and it’s an important factor in avoiding burnout among healthcare providers. Currently, the American Nurses Association and National Nurses United recommend a nurse-to-patient ratio of one nurse to every four patients in the medical-surgical ward and one nurse to every two or three patients in the emergency department or critical care units. But, there are no federal mandates to enforce this.

  1. Implementation of Automated Dispensing Cabinets

When hospitals and other health care facilities implement NURS FPX 4020 Assessment 1 Enhancing Quality and Safety automated dispensing cabinets, it can be an important part of improving medication delivery processes. However, the implementation of ADCs requires the commitment and acceptance of employees. If resistance to change is present, the system can be difficult to manage. The selection and configuration of automated dispensing cabinets can vary from one healthcare facility to another, depending on internal policies and distribution models. Several vendors manufacture ADCs, and each offers various hardware and software configurations and workflows. Regardless of the specific dispensing equipment chosen, a consistent standardized process is necessary for medication security and workflow efficiency. This can be achieved through the use of medDispense(r) interchangeable dispensing hardware that is powered by medLogic(tm) a fully integrated software platform. Medication stocking and dispensing can also be streamlined through barcode technology. When medications are refilled or withdrawn, personnel should scan NURS FPX 4030 Assessment 4 Remote Collaboration and Evidence-Based Care the drug and the storage area to ensure that the correct medication, dose and dosage form are delivered.

  1. Implementation of a Patient Safety Dashboard

When a healthcare facility measures and monitors its own internal performance it can use the data to identify areas where it needs to improve. This process enables leaders to track responses to operational changes and quality improvement initiatives. Several studies have demonstrated that hospital- or system-wide quality and patient safety dashboards are effective at improving infection rates medication errors, and falls. They also increase awareness of critical safety events and support broader safety efforts. In addition, dashboards can be used to visualize a variety of process-based quality indicators. For example, they can provide insights NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 2 Attempt 2 Community Resources into how well hemoglobin A1-c is controlled across the whole patient population. As with any informatics intervention, the effectiveness of patient safety dashboards depends on the robustness of the design and implementation. A comprehensive human factors approach is needed to ensure dashboards are designed with usercentered considerations. A recent study evaluated the usability of 10 patient safety dashboards (Table 1). The design and format of each dashboard were assessed. This included the number and type of metrics present, display of benchmarks, targets, and trends, timeframe, platform the dashboard is presented on, and elements of visual design (eg, color coding).