Symposium: information needed

  1. Hello!

    I will be graduating from an ADN program in June. A symposium project will be 30% of our grade. My clinical group was assigned the topic of Health Care Organizations and the Nurse. My portion of the presentation will be about how outside organizations influence nurses working in hospitals. I will be speaking about JCAHO, the CDC, HIPAA, and health insurance companies. I have gathered a lot of information on the first three and will be doing a short blurb about the third.

    Now my plea for help!

    I need your opinions about how these organizations affect your daily delivery of care. Examples would be: JCAHO and fall risk assessments or the CDC's guidelines for standard and contact precautions. How much time it adds to your daily assessments, or actually takes away from your time to perform patient care. Whether you agree or disagree with any rules you have to follow because of the organizations, etc. Anything and everything you have to say about it. Also, I would like to know how your hospitals enforce the rules. (We have had a few people fired for HIPAA violations where I work.) I have a general idea about how all of these things affect nursing for the good and for the bad, but you all live it every day and I am sure you can enlighten me further.

    I know you're all very busy and I would greatly appreciate your participation in this informal survey.

    Thanks a bunch,

    Lisa
    Last edit by isabing on May 18, '07
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  3. by   TrudyRN
    The insurance companies absolutely dictate how long a patient can stay in, what care he can receive, unless willing to self-pay, and so forth. It's spelled "GOD".
  4. by   isabing
    Quote from TrudyRN
    The insurance companies absolutely dictate how long a patient can stay in, what care he can receive, unless willing to self-pay, and so forth. It's spelled "GOD".
    I'm not really sure what GOD has to do with, but since you are the only person that responded to my post, thanks.

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