Project Title

Nurse Participation in Hospital Policy and Decision-Making Effecting Patient Safety and Outcomes

Presenters

Betsabe PenaFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

WCHHS - Nursing

Faculty Sponsor Name

Christie Emerson

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Abstract

This proposal explores: how at cobb hospitals, does nurse involvement in hospital policy and decision-making impact patient outcomes and safety? While there is research on patient and nurse golden ratios and staffing issues and quality care importance and importance of safety issue protocols, there is no research on nurse involvement when it comes to participation in policy suggestions and decision making before it reaches the bedside. There was research found on nursing perception on staffing norms, and the role of the charge nurse, and patient safety outcomes with staffing issues, as well as studies about the involvement in decision making but looking at nurse retention. There is a lack of nurse promotion to participate in decision making and hospital polices and also research on patient outcomes and safety at bedside. There will be committee promotion for nurse involvement to participate in making hospital policies and increase decision making participation. Readmissions and falls, and quality of care surveys involving the patients before and after nurse involvement in committees would be used to measure how nurse involved decision making and hospital policies improve those areas of safety and care. The predicted results would be a positive correlation in nurse involvement and improvement of quality of care, as well as decreased readmission and falls.

Keywords: nursing, participation, policymaking, decision-making, safety, outcomes, involvement

Disciplines

Health and Medical Administration | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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Nurse Participation in Hospital Policy and Decision-Making Effecting Patient Safety and Outcomes

Abstract

This proposal explores: how at cobb hospitals, does nurse involvement in hospital policy and decision-making impact patient outcomes and safety? While there is research on patient and nurse golden ratios and staffing issues and quality care importance and importance of safety issue protocols, there is no research on nurse involvement when it comes to participation in policy suggestions and decision making before it reaches the bedside. There was research found on nursing perception on staffing norms, and the role of the charge nurse, and patient safety outcomes with staffing issues, as well as studies about the involvement in decision making but looking at nurse retention. There is a lack of nurse promotion to participate in decision making and hospital polices and also research on patient outcomes and safety at bedside. There will be committee promotion for nurse involvement to participate in making hospital policies and increase decision making participation. Readmissions and falls, and quality of care surveys involving the patients before and after nurse involvement in committees would be used to measure how nurse involved decision making and hospital policies improve those areas of safety and care. The predicted results would be a positive correlation in nurse involvement and improvement of quality of care, as well as decreased readmission and falls.

Keywords: nursing, participation, policymaking, decision-making, safety, outcomes, involvement

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