Implementing antepartum standards of nursing practice within the family care unit

Burton-Wilson, Jenny (2014) Implementing antepartum standards of nursing practice within the family care unit. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background and Purpose: The purpose was to implement standards of nursing practice for antepartum patients admitted to a Family Care Unit, where no such standards were in place. Methods: Four methods were used to achieve the practicum objectives: 1) a literature review was conducted to identify barriers and facilitating factors that may affect the implementation of change within the hospital setting; 2) an antepartum standards of nursing practice policy and procedure (P&P) was developed based on evidence-based literature; 3) consultations were conducted with administrative leaders and nursing staff to gather feedback on the feasibility of the implementation plan and the proposed antepartum standards of nursing practice P&P; and 4) a draft implementation plan was developed based on the literature review and finalized following the consultations. Results: The P&P was supported by the administrative leaders and nursing staff, and submitted to the organization for approval. They also supported the implementation plan, and provided suggestions for improving it and strengthening education around the P&P. Implementation of the standards of practice is now ready to proceed. Conclusion: This practicum project was used to establish a standard of nursing practice for antepartum patients who are admitted to the Family Care Unit. Its successful implementation should help reduce variations in practice and provide direction for clinical decision-making to improve patient outcomes.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 8329
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-66). -- Final report of the Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum -- Practicum report submitted to the School of Nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Nursing.
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: September 2014
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Maternity nursing--Standards; Maternity nursing--Administration; Hospital care--Standards
Medical Subject Heading: Maternal-Child Nursing--standards; Maternal-Child Nursing-- organization & administration

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