A Letter Of Appreciation On Quality Of Patient Care

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Assumes Complex and Advanced Leadership Goals to Initiate and Guide Roles. NONPF CORE COMPETENCY #II: Leadership Competencies NONPF Core Competency CATEGORY #II -I: Assumes complex and advanced leadership goals to initiate and guide roles. DSGNE Program Outcome #2: Utilize critical inquiry to advance the discipline and profession of nursing. PYC Specialty Program Outcome # 5: Practice stewardship of resources in providing primary care. AACN Essential Standard # II: Organizational and Systems Leadership AACN Element #II -I: Apply leadership skills and decision making in the provision of culturally responsive, high-quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery and outcomes This Exhibit Contains: A letter of appreciation on quality of patient care from the Surgery Patient Care Coordinator (PPC) Ashley Fredrick, RN. Rationale and Support: The ways in which nurses lead others affect patient outcomes. Nurses can encourage other health care team members to develop and practice critical thinking skills in order to more appropriately address patient problems (Thompson, 2011). Critical thinking and innovative interventions by all nurses are important skills to foster relative to time management and cost reduction in health care practices. One type of leadership that can be displayed in nursing is transformational leadership. Transformational nurse leaders work collaboratively with all staff members to foster positive departmental morale. These leaders are willing to help and encourage others to improve their nursing practice. By improving the motivation of nurses, patient outcomes improve (Sherman, 2012). Because of the changes that have occurred over the last few ... ... middle of paper ... ... on the weekend shift. In that situation, the ability to calmly and efficiently address the needs of the anesthesiologist and the surgeon was the priority. It was also an excellent situation in which to encourage the other nurses to utilize the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) skills they have acquired in a clinical setting. And then, the next cases had to be started in order to meet the needs of the additional surgical patients. The collaborative working environment we shared resulted in a good patient outcome and fostered mutual respect for all team members. References: Sherman, R. O. (2012). What followers want in their nurse leaders. American Nurse Today, 7(9). 1-10. Retrieved from http:// www.medscape.com/viewarticle/771912 Thompson, E. M. (2011). Are you a transformational leader? OR Nurse, 5(3). doi: 10.1097/01.ORN.0000396982.12183.e0

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