Integrate leadership and management principles and attributes in nursing practice.
Good nursing leadership helps hospitals maintain a good reputation and remain efficient. Following the principles of nursing leadership and practising certain attributes can inspire the nursing team and cultivate a positive environment for visitors, employees, and patients. Principles, like meeting quality standards, developing emotional intelligence, and collaborating and communicating effectively alongside qualities like strong business acumen, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving, can help the facility reduce medical errors, reduce medical costs, and improve clinical outcomes. Nurse leader conveys their expectation by showing their team members how to carry out a task correctly rather than just telling them what to do. For nurse managers, leadership principles can offer a framework for guiding actions and inspiring others to collaborate to attain a common goal.
Use evidence-based practice to guide clinical reasoning and clinical judgement as a basis for nursing decision-making.
With the rapid changes being experienced in the healthcare industry, only those who properly navigate the demands of evidence-based practice can facilitate the change within their practice. EBP is an empowering healthcare tool that helps nurses deliver the highest quality and efficient care. Incorporating the best available evidence, patient preference and clinical experience into clinical practice can help nurses make informed choices about patient care. Having excellent research skills and applying the findings to clinical problems can help nurses standardize care, reduce medical errors, and positively influence the patients and communities
Collaborate in healthcare delivery systems settings for improved patient outcomes.
Healthcare and medical professionals who work in collaboration to treat patients offer benefits for both the professionals and the patients. Working in conjunction allows team members to attain fresh insights and solutions to meet the diverse needs of the patients. Interprofessional collaboration ensures that every medical professional engaged in the client’s care gets access to vital information needed to guarantee safe and accurate treatment to clients.
Demonstrate principles of professional identity and professionalism for the nurse within the context of regulatory and practice standards.
Healthcare workers, including nurses, utilize ANA’s principles of nursing practice to understand what stakeholders expect from nursing, initiate discussions with co-workers on the attitude and behavior that underpin good patient care, and know where the principles are being followed within the organization. Such principles help guide practitioners to make good decisions that support the mental, emotional, and physical health of the client. Knowing and applying nursing principles can help nurses recognize and address possible dilemmas as they develop.
Analyze agencies that influence the provision of nursing care in the healthcare system.
We examined different agencies that influence patient care. A lead federal agency in the US, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), seeks to improve the safety and quality of the healthcare system of the country. It develops the data, knowledge, and tools required to enhance the system’s performance and help policy-makers, patients, and medical professionals to make informed decisions. AHRQ and other federal and local agencies contribute to the creation of a functional healthcare system by investing in research and evidence to comprehend how to enhance the quality and safety of medical care, build materials to train and teach medical workers to catalyze system-wide enhancements in care and produce measures and data employed to track and enhance performance and assess the progress of America healthcare system. I look forward to working with such agencies to attain the goal of a safer and quality healthcare system that serves all patients efficiently and equally.
Formulate decisions based on the legal and ethical underpinnings that improve healthcare.
Even with the increased focus on the quality of care services, many threats to patient safety still exists in the medical setting. Because patient safety is grounded in legal and ethical imperatives, it is important to consider both legal and ethical issues that occur daily. Things such as physician-assisted suicide and anesthesia, patient privacy, and malpractice can hinder the quality of patient care and increase adverse events. Relying on the services of experienced nurse leaders can help clarify issues and improve the clinical experience.
Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2022). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.