NSG3EPN – Engagement in Professional Nursing (doc)

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Running head:CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE ISSUESWritten reflective piece addressing contemporary practice issues relating toeach of the five subject modulesAssessment 2Name of StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE ISSUESClinical GovernanceTwo ways for improving the consumer participation in healthcare industryThere are many ways by which consumers can play an active role in improvement of thehealthcare services. As defined byHappell et al. (2015), theconsumer participationisconsidered as the structural as well as political attempts to improve the health scenario of thecountry. The following are the two ways the patients can actively participate in the health caredelivery process-Consumers should be made a part of the healthcare delivery process and they should beinvolved in the process ofdecision-making. It is argued that the consumers have greatpotential in influencing the health outcomes if they are included in the decision makingactivity. The decision making activity of the patients and their family members would bepossible only with the help of sharing of quality information and the use of suitable self-management tools (Légaré & Witteman, 2013).Patients should be well-aware about the surgical procedures or any other clinicaltreatments that they would be undertaking or their family members would be undergoing.If the patients have more participation in thecommunication process, then there wouldbe an improvement in the health care delivery outcomes.How can I increase consumer participation in the healthcare?I am a registered nurse and there are ways of improving the participation of theconsumers in the planning, evaluation and the implementation of the health care delivery. Ishould try to involve more number of patient families in the event of chronic diseases. This
2CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE ISSUESwould enable a better health intervention of the chronic ailment patients, who needs not only ourcare but the concern of their family member is also important. I should also try to educate thepatient families regarding the type of ailments that are being faced by them. I need to tell themthat the specialty, social status and the ethnic origin are responsible for enhancing the patientcare outcomes. The patients should be treated well and they should be more aware of thedifferent kinds of medications that I inject to them. I should engage in more patient education asthe patients need to be aware of the different consequences of the clinical treatment. I should beinforming the patient parties about the complications of the patients and the medical procedures.I am also keen to ask for the feedbacks of the patients.Quality and SafetyOne standard from National safety and Quality health servicesThe aim of the National Safety and Quality health services aims to protect the generalpublic from any subsequent harm and improve the level of the health service provision(Safetyandquality.gov.au, 2017). One of the standards includes theprevention and control ofthe healthcare associated infections(Middleton et al., 2013). The aim of this standard is toprevent the patients from hospital acquired infections and treat such infection if they occur in thepatients. This is done by the evidence based strategies. The patients acquiring infection should beidentified promptly and they should be given necessary treatment.Major risk associatedThepotential outcomeof not adhering to the best practice would lead to high number ofpatients that would be affected by the hospital or healthcare related information. There would begreater acquiring of the hospital infections such as fungal pathogens, bacterial pathogens,
3CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE ISSUESpneumonia, bloodstream infections and surgical site infections (Yokoe et al., 2014).This wouldaffect patient outcomes as more number of patients would be having a difficult time to recover.Two strategies for improving patient outcomesI am a registered nurse and I would implement two standards for improving the patientoutcomes concerning hospital acquired infections. I would implement two strategies to reducethe instances of the hospital acquired infections-First, I would develop, implement as well as audithand hygiene programthat would bealigned with the national initiative of hand hygiene. This would be done on the basis ofthe workplace compliance with all the organizational hand wash guidelines. I would alsolike to look after the compliance rates from the different hand hygiene audits. I need toalso address the non-compliance.Second, I would like to develop as well as implement themanagement of the invasivedevise usagewhich would be effective in controlling of the infection in the various healthcare centers. I would also like to develop a competency based training and deliver themregularly in my hospitalLeadership and ManagementLeadership skills of nursesNurses are important part in the process of delivery of healthcare process. Theleadershipskillsamong the nurses are important for achieving higher level of success in terms of costefficiency and patient outcomes (Frankel & PGCMS, 2017). The nurse leaders are expected tofind ways of getting them involved in the decision-making of the firm. The nurses’ leadership
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