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Outcomes Management

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by NSchulte10 NSchulte10 (New) New

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Hello,

I am a senior nursing student at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Currently, I am enrolled in a leadership in contemporary health care settings class. I was wondering if any nurses/ health care workers could help me out on my assignment regarding outcomes management.

Outcomes management allows interdisciplinary collaboration as a way to improving patient outcomes.

My questions regarding outcomes management include the following:

1. Which interdisciplinary teams are essential in improving patient outcomes?

2. Do you think health care institutions/ hospitals should adopt the outcomes management concept?

Thank you so much for participating in my discussion board. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Nicole

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SionainnRN has 5 years experience and specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU.

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Which teams do you think are important? What has your research shown?

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My research has shown nurses as vital team members in the health care system. Based on the implementation of the nursing process, nurses are instrumental in advocating for their patients safety. Also, communication among all team members, especially nurses, providers, and lab technicians, etc. can greatly reduce adverse outcomes.

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Do you have any specific examples/ experiences from your practice that enhanced patient safety?

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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Well, which interdisciplinary teams have no or negative effect on pt outcomes? Right--all are important. :) And you're absolutely correct about communication! One thing my unit does in this regard is RN-lead IDT rounds every weekday. The ICU NP, residents, RD, RRT, case manager, PT/OT/SLP, all round, with the pt's bedside RN leading the discussion about what the pt needs and goals for that day are. It's great because otherwise all these different teams can get disjointed, all doing their own thing.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post! Wow, that is a great way to establish patient-centered communication among various interdisciplinary teams. It's very helpful for nurses to lead these discussions because they are the best indicators on the patient's current status.

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BuckyBadgerRN has 4 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical.

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My DH's cousin's wife (follow that?!, LOL) teaches nursing at Winona State. I'll have to ask her if you guys were all directed here in droves!

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sallyrnrrt is a ADN, RN and specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

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get em bucky :)

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Minnesota! Woot woot! Born and raised in Minneapolis. :)

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BuckyBadgerRN has 4 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical.

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get em bucky :)

:yes:

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Stay warm - heard you guys up there in cold country are expecting some snow!

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