...and healthy place to work and being treated. At times these organizations may seem like a nuisance, but as a patient and an employee in the healthcare field I feel safer knowing that such organization exist, given that I have worked both in the private and public sector, there have been things that should not have happened. The key on ensuring policies are followed is awareness, communication, and continuous education. By having procedures in place for all departments this will help elevate and ensure no infractions are given by OSHA and JCAHO in the Healthcare facility.
UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF POLICY, LEGISLATION, REGULATION, CODES OF PRACTICE AND STANDARDS ON ORGANISATION POLICY AND PRACTICE.
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The difference between legislation, policy, procedures and guidelines are, legislation is an act of parliament. This is a document that has a legal requirement to follow it, either in work, social or personal situations. A couple of examples of a Legalisation would be. Health and Safety at work act 1974 and Data protection Act 1998. These both have to be followed as they are a legal requirement which could potentially lead to a safeguarding issue or even prosecution. Usually all Legislations have ‘ACT’ on the end. Policy is a document which is usually kept in your work place office which holds the important information but a shorter version of a Legislation, and what you could relate to in a work place when you need a basis for standards and training. A Procedure is usually paperwork which gives you step by step guidance on what to do in certain situations. A single policy may be supported by a number of producers for example; Safeguarding may have a number of different procedures to follow in a particular situation.
At my current organization, Salem Hospital, the nursing policies and procedures are no longer in written form. They are all accessed on the computer via the hospital’s personal intranet. The hospital’s intranet contains a search engine where you type the policy or procedure that is being searched for and the results appear on the screen. This makes it relatively easy to search of policies or procedures such as obtaining blood cultures via ...
All boards of nursing should be part of the APRN compact and adopt the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation, to ensure consistency in accreditation, education, and certification. This would allow all APRNs to be licensed to the same standard, and allow for cross-state practice.
Reformed US Drone Policy
The implementation of Obama’s Drone policy has sullied the reputation of the United States. The Obama administration created a War policy that is dependent upon power in some instances and peace in others. The Obama Drone policy allocates for killings without concrete evidence, violation of human rights, and a disregard for International Law. These weaknesses will demolish our nation unless we, as a nation that is built on freedom and equality for all, our practice what we claim to stand for.
The Hospitals medical staff including on call- physician and their designees should be made aware of Hospital bylaws or policies and procedures.
Within this facility, Nurse Managers and Nurse Executives are responsible for the development and implementation of policies and would need to support and advocate for the facility-wide change to bedside reporting. By developing a protocol and defining the procedure for bedside reporting, Nurse Managers and Nurse Executives will create the policies that nurses follow within the facility, and also set up a process for quality assurance and compliance of the new policy within the regulations of the Joint Commission.
“Political context includes aspects such as the distribution of power, the range of organizations involved and their interests, and the formal and informal rules that govern the interactions among different players. Political context shapes the way in which policy processes work” (Nash, R., Hudson, A., and Luttrell, C., 2006). It is important to understand the political context in which a social policy issue is embedded. When I think of context, I think of action. An advocate that is trying to influence policy would be concerned about political contexts because it would determine the likelihood, suitability, and capabilities of his/her behavior (action) and conduct while seeking to institute change. By understanding the political context in which a social policy issue is embedded, one’s strategy and approach can be outlined to understand the manner in which changes can be made. Progress can be slow without understanding the political context. An advocate may understand what needs to be changed but may not understand why the change did not occur. The advocate may also be able to institute change in social policy issues if the advocate has a great understanding of the political context. The advocate must be able to align himself/herself with those that can be recruited to change the context of a policy. The advocate can also determine the severity of instituting the change and the probability of getting the change. “The appropriate level of action and type of advocacy strategy will depend on the political, social and economic situation prevailing at a given point in time” (Rietbergen,-McCracken, J., n.d.).