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Adverse Events in Healthcare Organization and their Impact

Introduction The effectiveness of any health care organization is measured mostly based on the quality of care and the level of safety. This is mostly determined based on the patient outcome and general organization performance. One of aspect used to measure performance is the rate of medical errors which may result to hospitalization health complications, […]

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Role of Nurse Practitioner while caring for Patients with Chronic Illness

A nurse practitioner is a specialized advanced practice registered nurse (Norful, de Jacq Carlino, & Poghosyan, 2018). These nurses are relatively more learned and experienced than the normal nurses. They are equipped with better skills, knowledge, mental strength and expertise that allow them to offer better services to patients with chronic illnesses. They teach patients

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Remote Patient Monitoring – Technologies Supporting Applied Practice and Optimal Patient Outcomes

Healthcare Information Technology Trends The healthcare sector has, over the past two decade, witnessed a gradual surge in the integration and implementation of technological innovations in practice. Today, developments of this kind are commonplace within standard nurse practice environments. They are embraced with the main aim of improving conditions for healthcare providers; often anticipated to

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Social Media, A Societal Trend Affecting Patient Education

Over the past five decades, numerous rapid technological changes have been recorded globally and currently impact nearly all spheres of modern life. In particular, the introduction of the internet and related services is among one of the most notable changes witnessed today. According to Carroll, Bruno & Vontschudi (2015), the internet has greatly transformed the

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Will Telepsychiatry Affect the Quality of Patient Care?

 Telepsychiatry is a relatively nascent subset of telemedicine which seeks to remotely providing a wide array of psychiatric evaluations and therapy using innovative technology. Apart from the aforementioned services, telemedicine has also emerged as a significant force in health promotion through medication management and patient education ({ConferennceSeries, 2017). Telepsychiatry is, thus, bound to have a

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Caring for Pediatric Patients – Reflection

The recent transition from my former role as a Registered Nurse (RN to a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) represents one of my most significant moves yet. In particular, I was curious to discover the overall impact this would have on my competence and whether I was adequately prepared for my new role.  Felsenstein et al.,

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Politics and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is among one of the most impactful healthcare legislations in the history of the state. Yet, numerous efforts have been made to either repeal or replace it by challenging its constitutionality in federal courts. Among the most notable lawsuits challenging ACA was the National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius

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A Critique of Nursing Article about Quality Improvement Intervention to Prevent Patient Falls

Morgan, L., Flynn, L., Robertson, E., New, S., Forde-Johnston, C., & McCulloch, P. (2016). Intentional rounding: A staff-led quality improvement intervention in the prevention of patient falls. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(1-2), 115-124. Critique for Research Problem, Research Questions, and Hypotheses             The research study was designed to solve nursing problem of patient falls, which is easy

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