Ever since the introduction of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) refusal of payment for hospital-acquired poor outcomes, nursing has gained visibility because these outcomes are nurse sensitive. Locate an article or website that refers to these nurse-sensitive outcomes and describe its findings.
Here are some added critical thinking questions for you to consider.
- Describe nurse-sensitive issues that impact your daily practice. What is your role in preventing them from occurring? What is your role in gathering data about outcomes?
- Is technology the total answer? How do staffing mix and acuity impact nurse-sensitive outcomes?
- Nursing diagnoses capture nurse-sensitive outcomes. Discuss how integration of standardized terminology will support the need for adequate nurse staffing.