Role of the acute care nurse (e.g., unit staff nurse) 

Identify the role of the acute care nurse (e.g., unit staff nurse) in planning and coordinating care to transition patients to home (or other non-acute setting).

Role of the acute care nurse (e.g., unit staff nurse)

Clinical Reasoning Tool: Practice Excellence
Goal of this clinical reasoning tool. This assignment will assist nursing students in identifying and exploring the role of acute care nurses in the transition process.

Directions: 

The student will identify the role of acute care nurses in the transition (discharge) process related to the current Immersion setting. This role could be currently used in the Immersion setting or found in the nursing literature. ALSO, related to the Immersion setting.  Additionally, the student will complete the questions on this clinical reasoning tool to explore this role.  Further, responses should be detailed and thoughtful.  If the student refers to the literature a citation should be included (APA format).  After completion of this assignment, students will share findings in a clinical debriefing.

Page limit: 1 page
Identify the role of the acute care nurse (e.g., unit staff nurse) in planning and coordinating care to transition patients to home (or other non-acute setting).

Describe the impact of the acute care nurse’s function on patient care outcomes after transition from the acute care setting.

Identify and describe any barriers to practice excellence as related to potential complications that impede safe and effective transitions of care from your acute care setting.

How can acute care nurses contribute to changing and supporting evidence-based practice to better addresses the physical and behavioral needs for patients and families during transition from the acute care setting.

More details;

What is the role of the nurse in patient transitions?
Additionally, Nurses play a key role in promoting successful transitions by developing and evaluating the transition plan and identifying and communicating barriers to the plan. Nurses must engage patients and caregivers as active partners and advocates for their healthcare and community support needs.

 

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