Introduction In healthcare it is very important to have strong leaders, especially in the nursing profession. A nurse leader typically uses several styles of leadership depending on the situation presented; this is known as situational leadership. It is important that the professional nurse choose the right style of leadership for any given situation to ensure their employees are performing at their highest potential. Depending on which leadership style a nurse leader uses, it can affect staff retention and the morale of the employees as well as nurse job satisfaction (Azaare & Gross, 2011.) “Nursing leaders have the responsibility to create and maintain a work environment which not only promotes positive patient outcomes but also positively influences teams and individual nurses” (Malloy & Penprase, 2010.)
Increasing Patient Satisfaction Through Nurse Rounding Nurse rounding is important to hospital-based practice because it directly impacts patient satisfaction (Blakley, Kroth, & Gregson, 2011). It serves as a method to improve quality of care by allowing nurses to routinely visit their patients and provide for any needs while also anticipating any safety concerns. Patients’ overall perceptions of hospital experiences are heavily dependent on how successful nurses are in satisfying the basic needs (Blakley et al., 2011). Rounding permits nurse-patient interaction and communication periodically, allowing observation and exchange of relevant information and also implementation of proper interventions. Nurses must practice rounding competently with compassion.
3. NURSE STAFFING AND QUALITY CARE IN NURSING PRACTICE: Staffing is employing adequate and qualified personnel in appropriate position to produce a reasonable outcome. Having enough nurses to properly manage patient flow affects hospital turn rate,patient satisfaction and quality outcome because nurses helps to get patients admitted,transfer them to other wards or department and also discharge them at the right time. Mcfarland defined staffing as the function by which manager build an organization through the recruitment,selection and development of individuals as capable employees. Nurse staffing has to do with recruiting or employing a certified nurses and placing them at the right position and specialties in a health care facility.
“The nurse respects the worth, dignity and rights of all human beings irrespective of the nature of the health problem” (ANA, 2001, p. 7). A nurse is the person the patient and their families rely on for help with most issues occurring in the medical facility. Therefore, a nurse must be prepared to deal with many different kinds of patients/people while still respecting their beliefs and thoughts. As a nurse there are certain qualities they must attain if they don’t have them already to be successful in their career. “Being honest, responsible, organized, and caring are some of the most important qualities that nurses should be.” Pg.6 (Ludwig, Burton, 2014).
Nursing professionals are essential for health care organizations to achieve and maintain the patient-safety goals as their work directly impacts the quality and safety of the patients. For instance, using two patient identifiers during medication administration to avert errors. Nurses have the distinct skills and responsibility towards patient safety and hence the need for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is the rational step towards quality improvement. Through the years, the QSEN has developed in Phases to ascertain the areas of competency requirements for nurses to deliver safe, efficient and excellent health care
The two theorists that are relevant to my nursing practice are Florence Nightingale and Hildegard Peplau. Florence Nightingale theory was about the patient have a clean and healing environment (Smith & Park, 2015, p. 51). The theory that Hildegard Peplau created was the importance of nurse and patient relationships (Smith & Park, 2015, p. 68). Both of these theories put the patient’s safety and care first. When I am at work I try to form a healthy and healing relationship with all my patients and I make sure the environment that they are in is conducive to healing, it is hard to do that sometime working in the emergency room.
According to Potter and Perry (eds 2009), Accountability refers to responsibility of the nurse professionally and legally for the provided care. Trusted professional relationship is strongly built by effective communication. Communication with patient, family and multidisciplinary is essential for quality nursing care to the client. Collaboration with the multidisciplinary team enhances the quality of care significantly. Often nurse acts as a liaison between patient and other health care members in that team.
Without this position in the nursing structure, it would be very difficult to produce positive results in providing optimal patient ca... ... middle of paper ... ...sponsibilities as a nurse manager clearly show she has a vision to reach her goals for herself as a manager as well as her colleagues and staff. She has clearly shown how her planning would effect in the production of her ward and her staff. Furthermore, her leadership as a nurse manager shows that she is well organized, determined and focused on the potential of maximizing patient care and their needs. Her management on how productive workload could be for her and her staff shows that she is capable of managing time, organization, and creating a stronger foundation to the nursing field. Overall, she clearly deserves to be awarded for her outstanding work, dedication, and contribution to her facility.
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Open and effective communication with all, the department is very important to create a healthy working environment. Establishing a cultural competency in the workforce is important to lead a strong health care team. Trust, honesty and nonjudgmental behaviors are also essential for those who are in the management position (American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2015). In order to provide safe care it is important that the nurse administrator should have extensive knowledge of current nursing practices, and payment issues that can affect an organization’s finances (American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2015). There are many things that are important for nurse administrators such as clinical practice knowledge, health care economics and policy, risk management , and performance improvement (American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2015).