Nursing at Driscoll
Nursing is the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems. Patient-centered care promotes autonomous decision-making, leadership skills, collaboration with all health team members, is founded on evidence-based standards and research, recognizes nursing's accountability for patient care, care coordination, education and advocacy, and values a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit.
Professional Nursing Practice Standards
- Is to partner with and advocate for patients, families and loved ones.
- Is present to touch, heal and teach.
- Is to collaborate with physicians and health care professionals.
- Is to provide independent, interdependent and delegated interventions.
- Is accountable for the outcomes of our interventions.
- Evolved through research.
- Values a healthy balance in our own lives.
Professional Approach to Care
Coordinated care is population-based, across the continuum from pre-admission to post discharge, as needed. It is based on the professional nursing practice standards resulting in a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit. It is based on:
- overall plan of care needs
- patient's response to care delivered
- family involvement
- patient education needs
- discharge planning needs
- care settings involved (number and intensity)
- number of disciplines and specialists involved
- length of stay