This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
CO7: Integrates the professional role of leader, teacher, communicator, and manager of care to plan cost-effective, quality healthcare to consumers in structured and unstructured settings. (PO#7)
Planning for our patients during times of transitions (for example: hospital to home, home to rehabilitation facility) involves collaboration with a number of healthcare professionals. Please address the following questions:
- How does your facility promote interprofessional collaboration during times of patient transitions?
- What is the role of the nurse in patient transitions?
What gaps can you identify in this process related to quality of care? (If you are not currently in practice, please use a previous role or clinical experience in your answers.)
American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
- pp 63-68; 73-74
For those who may have purchased an eBook through the ANA or another outside source, please be aware that the listed text page numbers often do not match electronic versions, based on the device you are using. Therefore, the ANA Required Reading assignments are listed by topic in order to correspond to this week’s readings for electronic users.
- Standards of Practice (Standards 5A, 5B, & 6); Standards of Professional Performance (Standards 7, 8, & 10)
Patel, P. C., Panzera, A., DeNigris, J., Dunn, R., Chabot, J., & Conners, S. (2011). Evidence-based practice and a nursing journal club: An equation for positive patient outcomes and nursing empowerment. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 27(5), 227-230. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=104702184&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)