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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e318266835f
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Changing Nursing Practice: Letting Go of the Nursing History on Admission

Ackman, Martha MAM, RN; Perry, Leonard A. PhD; Wolfard, Eileen MSN, RN; Steckel, Cynthia PhD, RN; Hill, Carol BSN, RN

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Abstract

In this project, 2 performance improvement (PI) methodologies were used to evaluate the process of nursing admission and history collection. Nurses have a responsibility to methodically assess bedside care, ensuring that practice changes do not merely add on to an often inefficient workload but add value. This article illustrates the use of PI to modify the initial nursing inpatient admission assessment process.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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