Ch. 1

  1. National Patient Safety Goals
    • Identify patients correctly
    • Improve staff communication
    • Use medications safely
    • Prevent Infection
    • Check patient medicines
    • Identify patient safety risks
  2. ANA Standards of Professional Performance
    • 7. Quality of Practice
    • 8. Education
    • 9.Professional Practice Evaluation
    • 10. Collegiality
    • 11. Collaboration
    • 12. Ethics
    • 13. Research
    • 14. Resource Utilization
    • 15. Leadership
  3. ANA Standards of Nursing Practice
    • 1. Assesment
    • 2. Diagnosis
    • 3. Outcomes Identification
    • 4. Planning
    • 5. Implementation
    • 6. Evaluation
  4. Benner: From Novice to Expert
    • Novice: student nurse, no previous level of experience
    • Advanced Beginner: some level of experience (can be observational)
    • Competent: same clinical position for 2-3 yrs. anticipate nursing care and long term goals, managing and performing skills
    • Proficient: same clinical position for > 2-3 yrs. managing care
    • Expert: diverse experience, identify client centered and health care system problems as well as needs of the novice
  5. Nurse Practice Act (NPA)
    regulate the scope of nursing practice and protect public health, safety and welfare
  6. Health Promotion
    • provide programs in the community like health fairs and wellness programs
    • education on specific diseases
    • teaching activities in various health care settings
    • exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyles
  7. Nursing
    the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations
  8. National League for Nursing (NLN)
    advances excellence in nursing education
  9. International Council of Nurses (ICN)
    • objectives parallel those of ANA
    • promoting national associations of nurses, improving standards of nursing practice, seeking a higher status for nurses and providing an international power base for nurses
  10. code of ethics
    the philosophical ideals of right and wrong that define the principles you will use to provide care to your clients
  11. Career Opportunities
    • Advanced Practice Nurses (nurse practioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives)
    • Nurse Educator
    • Nurse Administrator
    • Nurse Researcher
  12. Roles (Responsibilities)
    • Autonomy and accountability
    • Caregiver
    • Advocate
    • Educator
    • Communicator
    • Manager
    • Career Development
  13. Inservice Education
    • instruction or training
    • health care agency or institution
    • increase knowledge, skills and competencies of health care proffessionals employed
  14. Continuing Education
    • formal, organized
    • universities, hospitals, state nurses associations, professional nursing organizations, educational and health care institution
    • updates current knowledge
    • specialize(with new techniques)
  15. Doctoral
    • apply research findings to clinical nursing
    • Doctor of Nursing(DNP), nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists
  16. Graduate Education
    • Masters
    • emphasis on basic sciences research based clinical practice
    • nurse educator, administrator or advanced practice nurse
  17. RN
    • associate or baccalaureate degree program
    • pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses(NCLEX-RN)
  18. Florence Nightingale
    • Improved battle field sanitation
    • First nursing philosophy in "Notes on Nursing: What it is and What it is not"
    • Role of nursing as "charge of somebodys health"
    • 1st organized program for training nurses
    • 1st practicing nurse epidemiologist
    • "lady with the lamp"
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Ch. 1
Nursing Today