Nursing

Inside best practice: Improving outcomes through educated patients

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, April 30, 2010

Organizations can improve outcomes and help educate patients on what they want to know about the healthcare providers involved in their care. Such as:

    Patients should also ask for additional information about the providers who will be there on the day of surgery. For example:
  • Ask the provider if he/she personally will be doing it, and who will be assisting him or her.
  • Ask the provider who else will be in the room. And ask this question multiple times—when you arrive, and when you speak with the nurse who will bring you into the operating room.
  • Ask the provider if she/he is planning to use any new or experimental equipment. Don’t just stop at yes or no—ask how many times they have used this equipment.

Source: This excerpt is from the April issue of HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Don’t have a subscription? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member of HCPro’s Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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