Research shows (Snyder, Kessler, Hitchings, et.al., 2007), that specific actions made by nursing rounds reduced frequency of call lights and falls as well as created increased satisfaction with the nursing care. However, to reap these benefits meant hourly rounds by the staff. The study by Snyder et.al. (2007) addressed pain, position, and personal needs done by hourly rounding. They found a decrease in call lights and falls and an increase in patient satisfaction. Falls were decreased significantly and overall patient satisfaction went from the 3rd quartile to the 1st. This was further supported by a study done by Orr, Tranum, and Kupperschmidt, (2007) showing the same basic results. They showed decreased falls and much improved results in pain control. In 2007 a study was reported in Clinical Nurse Specialist again, supporting the same results. Johnson, and Topham (2007) reported a decrease in patient falls by 46% as they found that most patient falls were attributed to patients getting up to go to the bathroom. Hourly rounding improved this kind of fall drastically. All of these results indicate a quality, safety and cost effective way to improve patient outcomes. ...Show more
There are many practice problems noted every day and there are practices initiated to solve those problems. However, many of those problems do not stay fixed. Staff have a tendency to move back to old habits of care. Ensuring satisfaction, safety, and staff nurse efficiency is a difficult thing for frontline managers today and there are many practices being studied to improve care…
The intent behind the theory is to organize and put forth the structure of nursing knowledge and to explain the various aspects of nursing knowledge. A number of people have emphasized upon the complexity of the nursing profession. Orem herself observed once that if nursing is scrutinized under the lens of human practical science, one can appreciate how complicated and intricate it is (Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2006).
This research paper is focused on the role of theory and practice in nursing. Moreover, there is an option to estimate the role reflective practice plays in theory generation. A modern nurse is positioned as a knowledge developer and a professional with theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
The purpose of this paper is to choose a middle range theory that may be applied to the predicament of high blood pressure. This paper will describe the theory, its application in research, its application to research, and an alternative theory that may guide practice in an identical situation. The situation of the scenario involved patients who had an increase in average systolic blood pressure and an increase in diastolic blood pressure and were seeking ways to deal with the high blood pressure problem.
According to the paper the paper will briefly explain the main components of the model and discuss its application in the nursing practice. Ultimately, the paper will analyze the McGill nursing model and the challenges experienced in applying the model in the delivery of nursing care. The McGill nursing model is a health promotion model based on the idea of nursing as a significant field in the provision of health care.
A number of people have emphasized upon the complexity of the nursing profession. Orem herself observed once that if nursing is scrutinized under the lens of human practical science, one can appreciate
Florence Nightingale conceptualized the first nursing theory known as “The Environmental Theory.” In this theory, the role of the nurse is to use the patients environment to help the patient recover and get back
The idea is to inform nursing practice and to ensure the best possible care for patients. This paper will explore Jane Watson’s philosophy and science of caring theory. The structure of this paper will begin with the description of the
Metaparadigms refer to the person, environment, health and nursing contexts in nursing (Walker & Avant, 2011). These metaparadigms are defined by tenets which vary across different nursing theorists.
The researcher states that by portraying the application of the theory by the nurse leaders, it offers an alleyway for the nurses to commence caring in an analytical manner in their practice and change in the way they interact with patients. This can assist in reducing compassion fatigue, which results in many nurses resigning from acute care where they are needed most.