The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN’s) goal is to prepare future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that are needed to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work. QSEN focuses on six main competencies; patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. As we have learned in earlier classes these competencies and their KSAs offer a base to help us and other nurses as we continue our education and become RNs. As we will learn in this class these KSAs go hand in hand with health assessment. Patient-centered care recognizes the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in
Preceptor roles are vitally important in the orientation and support for student nurses in the professional nursing setting. The importance of preceptors is that the preceptors help student nurses learn skills, policies and procedures, know protocols, and learn the nursing practice, and become familiar with cultural diversity. The role and effective characteristics of a preceptor is to motivate and lead student nurses in bedside manner, confidence and positivity, and becoming familiar with a healthcare setting. The goal of a preceptor program is to give orientation that helps focus on a preceptor’s performance and ability to teach the student nurse with the organization’s culture, procedures, policies, and protocols. “A successful orientation
Having advanced nursing knowledge and being able to apply it into appropriate healthcare settings is key when caring for various patient populations (Christensen, 2011). Through my course of study I have been able to study past nursing theories and research in order to formulate a plan that is evidence based and best for my patient. While working with critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) I have been able to take the knowledge gained from research and incorporate it into plann... ... middle of paper ... ...ety is very important. As a practicing registered nurse I have discovered that patients as well as healthcare nurses need education on improving safety. In the clinical setting, patients should be educated on all topics that are related to their specific disease process or medical condition.
The use of HPS within the nursing curriculum provides this opportunity for nursing faculty. According to literature, simulation improves the confidence of newly qualified nurses communication skills, clinical decision-making skills, and teamwork skills (Stirling, Smith, & Hogg, 2012). While these improvements in the care of patients are important, the evaluation piece is most critical. Nursing faculty need to have awareness of how the designed HPS contributes or does not contribute to the learning outcomes. According to Robinson & Dearmon (2013), the evaluation process framework supports the process based on preformed standards and offers the occasion for testing and duplication of the HPS activity.
Toprevent this, nurses need to adopt strategies to protect their health. Therapeutic interaction in simple words it meansis a way of communication between a nurse and a client .This is very important because it helps a nurse better understand about their client more properly . Self-awareness as a nurse in relation to patient simply means to develop authentic congruent and open with patient (stein-parbury, 2000). Increasing the client’s self-awareness is achieved through establishing a trusting relationship that allows the clients to openly explore feelings. Open exploration can make the situation less threatening for the client and encourage behaviours that expands a person’s awareness of self.
Adding on when nurses are self-aware they are able to adapt to, or positively change their attitudes and actions and to understand how different people treat them and this creates a better nurse-patient relationship. In addition a positive self-awareness gives a sense of continuity, wholeness and consistency to a person. In relation to nursing, self-awareness helps nurses to learn about their strength and weaknesses. “It helps nurses to deliver better client care thus; client gets well soon and builds a trusting relation between the client and the nurse. Self-awareness helps nurses to identify several problems that might be a cause I providing better care”(Nancy Burns, 2005).
After reviewing the research articles and discovering nosocomial CLABSIs are an issue in many areas of nursing care, it is evident nurses need further education on this matter. It would also be beneficial to establish a quality assurance change plan and establish set guidelines for staff to follow when inserting, and caring, for CLs. Continuing education is always an advantage in nursing. Keeping current with evidence-based practices and research, ensures nurses are up to date on the current literature allowing them to provide quality, safe patient care. The research conducted in these articles highlighted the fact that educating staff led to improved patient outcomes in relation to nosocomial CLABSIs.
A culture of safety in nursing demands strong leadership that pays attention to variations in workloads, preventing interruptions at work, promotes communication and courtesy for everyone involved. Implementing a structure of human factors will guide research and provide a better understanding of a nurse’s complicated work environment. Nurses today are face challenges that affect patient safety such as heavy workloads, distractions, multiple tasks, and inadequate staffing. Poor communication and failure to comply with proper protocols can also adversely affect patient safety. Understanding human factors can help nurses prevent errors and improve quality of care.
The QSEN has initiated a taskforce to focus on nursing research to improve the quality of nursing education. Since Nursing Excellence is to promote holistic patient centered care, quality and innovation, education, evidence-based practice, and nursing research, QSEN plays a pivotal role in teaching new nurses these competencies. It provides educational institutes and educators with resources and training needed for producing well-trained nurses for future (QSEN Institute, 2014). The QSEN consultants are available throughout the country for nursing schools to guide them in improving quality and safety education. I am a clinical nurse educator and am very passionate about teaching.
One major aspect of the self-care deficit theory is that patients need to know about their health problems in order to become responsible for their health. Orem believed one way of helping a patient reach his/her self-care goal is through teaching. Her theory is the framework behind nursing action to provide patient education in a comfortable and supportive setting (Bernier, 2002.) Through this model we see that patient education is vital to nursing. Orem’s work helps nurses understand the goal of nursing and lays the foundation to achieving it by patient education and other