Nursing Math and Pharmacology provides instruction about medications and their effects on different body systems. The conceptual and mathematical operations necessary for safe and effective administration of intravenous medications, preparing medications that come in powdered form and adjusting medication administration based on medical protocols will be discussed. MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING This course explores the medical surgical nursing care of clients with complex alterations in health.
Students will learn advanced concepts in medical surgical nursing which will be discussed within a body systems framework focusing on the nurse’s role in meeting the needs of the client, family, and community. This intervention is easy to implement and cost effective. There is no complex training required, the red aprons will also protect nurses’ outfit from accidental spillage during administration of medication through the gastric tubes, or during wound care.
The plastic aprons can be cleaned with soap and water once soiled, and can be stored using the nurses’ mailboxes, or disposed in the regular trash bins labeled ‘red aprons’. The biggest practicality of this implementation is its contribution in improving the quality of care through patient safety (Burns & Grove, 2009). Methods of Monitoring the Proposed Solution The change leaders play a crucial role during the refreezing phase of change. Careful monitoring of the change implementation is done, and issues should be addressed judiciously.
Evaluation procedure should be initiated to systematically assess the impact of the change on the nursing staff (Burns & Grove, 2009). Performance Assessment Assessing the performance of the nurses in using the red apron will tell the change team if the innovation is successfully working. Monitoring medication error incident reports will be done as part of the performance assessment. The compliance score will determine if additional training is needed (Shortell & Kaluzny, 2006).
Employee Feedback The valuable feedback of employees will help the change team if there are problems that need to be addressed about the change. A team effort between the change leaders and the nurses are critical when the innovation is actively implemented (Spector, 2010).
Questionnaires This method is the least expensive and most common system of collecting data. Questionnaires can be distributed to a large group of people, collected and results are compiled. The department of education will be responsible in creating the questionnaire. The benefit of using questionnaires is that employees can remain anonymous (Spector, 2010).