Discuss the concepts of role strain and role stress. Relate these concepts to nurse managers with respect to their positive role modeling. Does the nurse manager understand the interrelationships of these concepts and present herself or himself as a role model for nurses on the unit?
One of the major goals for developing improved healthcare information systems is to increase our ability to aggregate data in order to discover knowledge. In fact, knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) is defined in your text as the “development of skills, understandings, and integrative abilities derived from data” (Hebda & Czar, 2013 p. 69). It introduces a topic that is of critical importance; what (or who) holds real truth, knowledge, and wisdom? Jesus explains this to us in John 14:6. We find that only as we believe in Christ can we find real truth. In Romans 11:33-36, Paul writes about […]
Annual pharmacy drug cost has increased from $10,300,000 to $16,800,000 in the past five years. The hospital is experiencing an increase in drug cost even though actual drug usage has remained stable. Along with the increase in drug cost, drug related errors have also increased. Patient safety has become an even more serious issue. As you know, patient safety is the number one item on the national health care agenda for the next several years. At the hospital the number of dispensing errors has increased by two percent during the past twelve months. The registered nurses who are administering the […]