Introduce the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner into the acute admissions unit: evidence based proposal for changing practice

Kennedy, Jennifer Catherine (2017) Introduce the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner into the acute admissions unit: evidence based proposal for changing practice. Masters thesis, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Introduction: There is impending need for change within the NHS and it must modernise and adapt to the changing world we all now live in. Failure to make such drastic changes will have disastrous consequences for the healthcare within this country and could see the demise of the NHS (Cameron, 2011). To prevent such a crisis, professionals were advised of the need to promote excellence, develop and evolve, to meet changing needs of the NHS (Cameron, 2011). The creation and development of ANP’s is bringing a new and novel way of working as never seen before within the NHS. The vision, as seen worldwide features the introduction the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioners. This role could be seen as a lifeline for many hospitals, struggling to meet the needs of their growing population, whilst having a lack of junior doctor cover. This proposal will see introduction the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner into the acute admissions unit, in a rural hospital located in England.

Findings and measures: From this literature review, reveals care given by NP’s is comparable, if not better than that of their medical colleagues. The most common outcomes measured was patient satisfaction, which is an indicator and can measured through patient satisfaction questionnaires. Secondly, staff satisfaction engagement questionnaires, was also measured, taking into account how staff feel. Two further indicators relating to outcome were reviewed based on morbidity and mortality. For the purpose of current problems on the AAU the leader has tailored two aspects under these outcomes relating to Venous Thrombosis Embolism (VTE) assessment and waiting times to be clerked on the assessment unit.

Conclusion: This literature has confirmed and has called for the widespread use of NP’s to tackle the current needs and demands of the growing public in the hospital. This proposal will be implemented, with strong support from management, the change management team, staff and patients. Close evaluation, audits, and re-audits will crucial to monitor the success of this change. The leader will aim to keep the momentum, drive and enthusiasm, that this change will be successful and will make this Trust sustainable for future generations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Additional Information: Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment for the MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical).
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 14:15
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 16:44
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3271

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