Standards and Health Care Applications and Operations
Within the current health care standards, nurses have the challenge of upholding ethical considerations for their patients to provide health care standards that meet the required criterions. The nursing standards describe nursing as the science and art that detailed specific specializations in nursing. Through patient identification, accreditation, ethical reporting systems and implementation of the electronic health records, it is possible for the health caregivers to provide standard and quality services. According to Diem and Moyer (2015), a direct link exists between the health care standards and the quality of health care services. This paper will demonstrate the impact of the health care standards to the health care systems and how the same affect the health care operations.
Patient identification involves identifying the correct means of treatment for the patient through activities that assess the risk of patients and the correct routine for caring for the same. The health care operation is not easy, and if misunderstood may lead to unwanted results. Conversely, through nurse training and practices, it is possible to avoid any errors that may be related to patient identification. According to Black (2016), safety routines are available to ensure that the nurses focus their attention on the cognitive judgment and processing which may include the provision of standard clinical care. The impact on the standards of nursing is that patients receive better health care and treatment services.
Patient accreditation is a framework aimed at improving the patient care, especially on their safety. The review assesses a hospital’s ability to meet the requirements set by Nursing Association. According to Diem and Moyer, (2015), the most common accreditation is concerned with understanding the set rules in the treatment of chest pains. It is expected of the health care providers be informed of the expected standards and what the necessary actions and reporting is required. The framework is responsible for ensuring that the standards of nursing are attained as explained by Black, (2016). Thus, the health caregivers, apart from identifying the patients and anticipating their needs, should understand the implications and benefits of standard health care services.
As such, nurses are expected to be ethical in their conduct while being proficient in their field of care. The health care team should identify the information pertaining to given patients and how they can provide treatment for the same (Black, 2016). For the team to be productive enough, the same must employ both qualitative and quantitative methods of research to identify the best methods of treatment while they remain competent not to offer substandard services. This positively affects the informatics system and its applications as well as increasing the health care operations of the hospital, thus improving performance. This helps to provide better health care services and treatment plans that are specific for the patients.
According to Diem and Moyer (2015), the health caregivers should professional standards are the ethical and legal duties that leaders and professionals exercise in their career level. Within the medical context, the leaders may include the doctors, managers and even nurses. The professional conduct of nurses is important, especially when dealing with the patients who may not in any way identify with them as explained by Diem and Moyer (2015). The use of intellectual knowledge when dealing with the diverse patients is of vital importance as it is reflected on the general public of the high standards of health care services they should expect to receive. In the nursing leadership, evaluation of professional standards is paramount and the information obtained explains more than is currently available. Clinical practice standards are the building blocks and thus health care providers have the mandate to have solid knowledge on the same before they proceed to the more interior nursing practices (Diem & Moyer, 2015). Professional standards affect how efficient services are offered and how the implementation of facilities such as the electronic health records will take place. The professional standards are achieved only when there are visible and tangible benefits.
The set standards are not only achievable, but they require a lot of training and practice for the health care members. Depending upon the cause’s method of patient identification or the accreditation criteria, different skills and competency levels are expected. According to Black (2016), care being the primary care objective for the nurses, it is important that they review their conduct in nursing and their standards of work. It is, therefore, identified that there exist a connection between the standards set and the needs of the patient in advance of their treatment. Thus, the process is vital to the patients and the hospital itself, hence there is need to provide standard and efficient health care services for the patients.
Black, B. (2016). Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges. City: Saunders.
Diem, E. & Moyer, A. (2015). Community and public health nursing: learning to make a difference through teamwork. Toronto: Canadian