...ransformation. However, the power to improve the current regulatory, business, and organizational conditions does not rest solely with nurses; government, businesses, health care organizations, professional associations, and the insurance industry all must play a role. Working together, these many diverse parties can help ensure that the health care system provides seamless, affordable, quality care that is accessible to all and leads to improved health outcomes. Also, the Nurse leader provides the link between management and the frontline staff who personally interact with the public and patients. They are the interface between management and care delivery, and can only be effective if they have the support, time, authority, and respect necessary to competently and visibly lead their teams on the delivery of high-quality care. (Dawes, M., Davies, P., T., 2006).
Care coordination within health care systems ensures the client of an effective and short stay. Care coordination refers to the coordination between and among professional teams that serve valuable roles involved in providing care to clients. Different disciplines of health care professionals include nursing, medicine, case management, pharmacy, nutrition, social work, and allied health professionals, such as speech therapists and physical therapists. They are found in all health care delivery systems and are extremely effective when the focus is strictly on the needs of the client. Interprofessional teams are valuable because each health care professional has specialized knowledge and skills so that health care plans are determined with patients’ best interests in mind. With the communication of ideas amongst the disciplines, their roles consequently complement one another in an age of exponentially growing information. This team process of care coordination can improve quality of care, enhance client satisfaction, and reduce hospital cost by decreasing length of stay; care coordination ensures the best possible outcomes (Koch, 2014, p. 436).
Roles of team leader include planning care, delegation work to members of group based on their levels of skills, licensure and education, evaluating quality of care carried out by team members. Also, they arrange issues arise due to staff shortages and different work schedules of members. Charge nurse works as a mediator and coordinator between team leaders and other health care providers and help them solve issues that are risen. Other health providers, LPNs and NAs in the team nursing reports to the team leader. Then, team leader reports to Charge nurse.
The role of family members in the hospital setting is more than them just being there. The family can be used as part of the healthcare team, partnering to provide quality patient centered care. Combining the family with the healthcare team through decision making, communication and partnership was discussed throughout this paper. Having the healthcare team work with, instead of against the family in these three areas provides an environment in which uncertainties are relieved and patient centered care is provided.
A multi-professional team is the make-up of a number of health professional’s with different skills sets, in order to comprehensively treat a patient to optimal functioning. Multi-professional teams are ‘a fundamental principle of primary health care delivery and a holistic approach to health’ (Alperstein, 2009: 16) as they combine the knowledge of multiple health professionals in order to deliver comprehensive care. In understanding the dynamics of a multi-professional team, I will create a scenario and explain, using Barr’s competencies, the workings of a multi-professional team.
Though I am highly focused on completing tasks as a student nurse, I do not believe that my preferred leadership style is a close resemblance of my current practice as a leader and nursing student. As a nursing student, I am focused on getting each task completed, but I believe I am equally supportive to my patients, my patient’s family, and my colleagues. I believe that I use the leadership style of coaching as a nursing student, especially while teaching the patient. I consult with the patient when making decisions about planning their care and provide a lot of support when they are attempting to complete the tasks. In this situation, I am equally focused on having my patients complete the tasks and being supportive of my patients as they complete those tasks. I am also an emotional support for my patients’ family and my colleagues as they perform tasks, such as making a difficult medical decision about their lo...
Health care moved into the spotlight on March 23, 2010 with the Affordable Care Act becoming a law that plans to provide insurance to all Americans, reduce the high cost of health care, and continue to maintain the current standard of care. How will health care management organizations be able to accomplish this daunting task? One way for any organization to meet a new requirement is to review their mission, vision, goals, and objectives and readjust or realign as needed. As changes occur in the organization they are clearly delineated to the staff responsible for implementation and as the staff begins to focus on these new and shared goals, teams will form and develop to achieve the new goals. Appointed as the head of a local division of a health care management organization, my plan will be to use my leadership skills and build a strong, motivated, productive team.
Having a common goal for the team and understanding each members role in reaching this goal – allows each of the healthcare professionals to focus on the overall outcome for the patient and the most effective means of reaching such outcome through inter-professional healthcare
The practice of using inter-professional teams in delivering care is not a new concept but current health policy requires professionals work within a multidisciplinary team Department of Health (2001) and entrenched in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) Code. The principle focus of this essay is to discuss the importance of inter-professional collaboration in delivering effective health care and what challenges and constraints exist. The integration of a case study will give an insight into inter-professional collaboration in practice.
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Instead of take care for two patients as normal, a team leader have to help the other members take care for their patients. In order to help them, I had to know the conditions of all patients. I also need to make sure that all the patients were safe and comfortable. I looked up each patient’s information, and remaindered my team members if there are any priority tasks that they need to do first, for example, accure check and insulin if needed. I also went over the patient’s charts and alert my team member if there is any abnormal labs or allergies that they need to know. In addition, I helped the members doing vital signs and other tasks if they needed. I double check the drugs with them and make sure that they know what kind of fluid is running, if they need to change the tubing, or is there an IV pump in the room. I also went around to answer patient’s call lines. If there were anything that I do not know, I asked the nurses and discussed with my team members to make sure that we gave the best care to patients. To be a better team leader in the future, I think that I need to find out more about the roles of a team leader. I also need to have a plan of what to do first so I will be more organize and have more time to help my team
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In order to be an effective physician, one must possess exemplary leadership ability. Medicine revolves around constant teamwork between varying degrees of health care professionals. Collaboration and delegation are key in improving the overall health of others. I recognize the importance of leadership in any organization, and fortunately this past year, have come to expand on my concept of what a leader can be. A true leader provides an example for others to follow, primarily with actions, not simply words. By joining the BSA officer team, I wish to lead others with similar aspirations to achieving their personal goals through advice and action. A position of leadership brings influence, and I seek to utilize that in order to provide BSA members with valuable and educational experiences on a consistent basis. I believe I have many great ideas for BSA and wish to obtain a role as a BSA officer in order to implement as many of those ideas as possible. If given the chance, I desire to do everything in my influence to make the next year of BSA greater than ever before, through more frequent meetings, engaging and relevant community service, and entertaining social opportunities where members can bond.