b’n xe2x98xb0xc2xa0Menuxc3x97NURS 4005/NURS 4006:xc2xa0Topics in Clinical NursingBack to Blackboardxc2xa0Syllabusxc2xa0Course Calendarxc2xa0Course Overviewxc2xa0Course Informationxc2xa0Resource Listxc2xa0Week 1xc2xa0Week 2xc2xa0Week 3xc2xa0Week 4xc2xa0Week 5xc2xa0Week 6xc2xa0Student Supportxc2xa0Walden Linksxc2xa0Guidelines and Policiesxc2xa0Back to Blackboardxc2xa0Helpxc2xa0Currently ReadingNURS 4005/NURS 4006:xc2xa0Topics in Clinical Nursing| Week 4Week 4: Nurse/Patient Empowerment in PracticeIntroductionAs a registered nurse, you have the power to influence change in patient outcomes. An important aspect of influencing change is identifying areas that need improvement. This is done primarily through measurement of data. There are several different measures to gather data within organizations as well as on a national scale. Some of these measurements include core measures, standards, best practices, evidence-based practices, and the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). These support mechanisms have also been discussed as a means for helping nurses to deliver quality care and improve patient safety. Each measurement essentially focuses on providing care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.xc2xa0Although there are several different measurements, NDNQI data is used in the process of attaining Magnet Recognition. Magnet Recognition is the highest honor a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. The nurse-specific measures presented in the NDNQI help inform nursing staffs and their organizations of areas where nursing practices can be improved and where nursing practice efforts are producing positive clinical outcomes. Nurses must be directly involved in developing and implementing action plans based on the data presented by the NDNQI.This week, you will explore the importance of nurse empowerment in effecting change and how action plans are created based on the results of the NDNQI as presented on a dashboard. You will also consider how nurses advocate for patientsxe2x80x99 rights, even when that means supporting a patient whose personal choices may have negative health outcomes.xc2xa0Learning ObjectivesStudents will:Evaluate strategies to empower both the nurse and the patient to improve quality of careAnalyze the use of National Database of Nursing Quality Indictors for nurse empowerment in practiceAnalyze nurse empowerment in relation to use of quality improvement data for practicexc2xa0Analyze practice experiences for patient or nurse empowermentAnalyze quality improvement dashboards for nursing plansxc2xa0Note:xc2xa0The Assignment related to these Learning Objectives is introduced this week and submitted in Week 5.Photo Credit: [Eva Katalin Kondoros]/[iStock / Getty Images Plus]/Getty ImagesLearning Resourcesxc2xa0Note:xc2xa0To access this weekxe2x80x99s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in thexc2xa0Course Materialsxc2xa0section of your Syllabus.Required ReadingsBrown, D. S., Aydin, C. E., & Donaldson, N. (2008). Quartile dashboards: Translating large data sets into performance improvement priorities. Journal of Healthcare Quality, 30(6), 18xe2x80x9330. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-1474.2008.tb01166.xNote: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.Typically, references should be within five to seven years of publication. However, this publication is considered a classical research reference pertaining to quality improvement and the use of data sets.Cole, C., Wellard, S., & Mummery, J. (2014). Problematising autonomy and advocacy in nursing. Nursing Ethics, 21(5), 576xe2x80x93582. doi: 10.1177/0969733013511362Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.Garrard, L., Boyle, D. K., Simon, M., Dunton, N., & Gajewski, B. (2016). Reliability and validity of the NDNQIxc2xae injury falls measure. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(1), 111xe2x80x93128. doi: 10.1177/019394591454281Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.Giancarlo, C., Comparcini, D., & Simonetti, V. (2014). Workplace empowerment and nursesxe2x80x99 job satisfaction: A systematic literature review. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(7), 855xe2x80x93871. doi: 10.1111/jonm.12028Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.Guglielmi, C. L., Stratton, M., Healy, G. B., Shapiro, D., Duffy, W. J., Dean, B. L., & Groah, L. K. (2014). The growing role of patient engagement: Relationship-based care in a changing health care system. AORN, 99(4), 517xe2x80x93528. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2014.02.007Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.Rock, M. J., & Hoebeke, R. (2014). Informed consent: Whose duty to inform? MEDSURG Nursing, 23(3), 189xe2x80x93194. Retrieved from http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=9&sid=273f009b-d8f5-4cd8-8f01-0973c944bcf7%40sessionmgr104&hid=107Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.American Hospital Association. (2003). The patient care partnership: Understanding expectations, rights and responsibilities. Retrieved from http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/pcp_english_030730.pdfRead through this document created by the American Hospital Association. This document was created for inpatient hospital stays. However, it is applicable to other practice settings as well.Montalvo, I. (2007). The national database of nursing quality indicators. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 12(3). Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No3Sept07/NursingQualityIndicators.htmlInstitute for Healthcare Improvement. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/Pages/default.aspxThe IHI offers numerous resources for improving nursing practice and patient care. Explore a variety of topics and examine some of the resources available.National Quality Forum. (2016b). Retrieved from http://www.qualityforum.org/Home.aspxThe National Quality Forum (NQF) strives to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors. Explore the NQFxe2x80x99s endorsed standards and consider how they apply to nursing practice.Document: Dashboard Directions (Word document)Document: Sample Dashboard (Excel spreadsheet)Required MediaLaureate Education. (Producer). (2009a). Topics in clinical nursing: Accountability and nursing practice [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 15 minutes.Discussion: Nurse/Patient Empowermentxc2xa0As a nurse, you are the individual who has the ability to empower patients in the decision-making process pertaining to their health care. In addition, you are in a unique position to empower your nursing colleagues to improve job satisfaction and use performance indicator data from dashboards to effect social change.xc2xa0In this weekxe2x80x99s Learning Resources, you examined both the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) and the key role nurses play as advocates for patient rights. To assist nurses in being better prepared for this role, programs such as Patient Care Partnership provide guidance.xc2xa0For this Discussion, you will analyze the use of quality improvement data and discuss how this data can help empower both patients and nurses. Review the Patient Care Partnership information presented in this weekxe2x80x99s Learning Resources. In addition, reflect on the media presentation and the information shared by Ms. Manna on patientsxe2x80x99 rights.xc2xa0By Day 3Respondxc2xa0to the following:xc2xa0What are the best strategies the nurse can employ to empower patients and support patientsxe2x80x99 rights to improve quality of care? (Some considerations to keep in mind may include: providing information on effectiveness, risks, and benefits of alternative treatments.)In what ways can NDNQI data from dashboards or quality improvement data be used to support nurse empowerment in practice?xc2xa0How has your institution empowered the nursing staff through the use of quality improvement data?Provide an example of how you have personally empowered either a patient or a fellow nurse.Support your responsexc2xa0with references from the professional nursing literature.Note Initial Post:xc2xa0A 3-paragraph (at least 250xe2x80x93350 words) response. Be sure to usexc2xa0evidencexc2xa0from the readings and includexc2xa0in-text citations. Utilizexc2xa0essay-levelxc2xa0writing practice and skills, including the use ofxc2xa0transitional materialxc2xa0andxc2xa0organizational frames. Avoid quotes;xc2xa0paraphrasexc2xa0to incorporate evidence into your own writing. Axc2xa0reference listxc2xa0is required. Use the mostxc2xa0current evidencexc2xa0(usually xe2x89xa4 5 years old). ‘
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