Describe nurse-sensitive issues that impact your daily practice.
Ever since the introduction of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) refusal of payment for hospital-acquired poor outcomes, nursing has gained visibility because these outcomes are nurse sensitive. Locate an article or website that refers to these nurse-sensitive outcomes and describe its findings.
Here are some added critical thinking questions for you to consider.
Describe nurse-sensitive issues that impact your daily practice. What is your role in preventing them from occurring? What is your role in gathering data about outcomes?
Is technology the total answer? How do staffing mix and acuity impact nurse-sensitive outcomes?
Nursing diagnoses capture nurse-sensitive outcomes. Discuss how integration of standardized terminology will support the need for adequate nurse staffing.