Outcomes and the Staff Nurse: How Does Current Emphasis on Outcomes Data Impact Me at the Bedside– The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers scores (HCAHPS), pressure ulcer rates, never events, and value-based purchasing—outcomes data are everywhere. Pressure ulcers, central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), and falls are important, but why do I need to know about financial data and satisfaction scores? What do the critical success factors of the chief executive officer (CEO) have to do with the bedside nurse? It is critical that nurses understand their role in patient outcomes, as well as in hospital outcomes.
Discuss the importance of outcomes in the current healthcare environment.
Evaluate the impact of their nursing interventions at the bedside to larger outcome data, from falls to hospital financials.
Identify strategies for tracking the impact of individual nursing care on patient outcomes.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses