Collaborative practice concept is based on the premise that quality care of patients depends on the expertise several healthcare professionals. Remote collaboration in healthcare organization is a very intricate behavior which necessitates time, energy as well as the patience of healthcare providers to implement. Collaboration in healthcare organizations is very significant since it helps in reducing various issues that may result to burnout. In addition, collaboration plays an essential role in helping health care professionals to have a better understanding of the patient’s need. According to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2013), quality care and bridging of communication gaps results to improved patient outcomes. Moreover, collaboration of healthcare professionals helps in combating various ongoing patient problems such as misdiagnosis. This paper seeks to examine evidence-based plan to enhance patient’s outcome using the case of Villa health and it will also discuss how remote collaboration can provide benefits or challenges in designing and delivering care.
Relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision
Remote care, diagnosis and collaboration methods used by nursing professionals in providing quality healthcare have become more important as the technology and health care industry continue to advance. Besides, Evidence-based models help medical practioners to make critical decisions concerning various patients’ health cases thus promoting better clinical outcomes. Moreover, principles of EBP and effective collaboration of healthcare practioners help health organizations to deliver quality, safe and cost-effective care to the patients. Additionally, relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision results to better job satisfaction among the healthcare professionals engaging in remote collaboration.
Medical practioners and nursing professionals are typically required to make health care decision based on the relevance and effectiveness of evidence. In this case, nurses are advised to make healthcare decision concerning the care they provide to the patients based on the most effective, relevant and valid evidence available at that time.
By following the principles of Evidence-based practice nurses are capable of providing quality patient care that based on the best research and knowledge. It is therefore, imperative to use EBP when making clinical decisions as it opposed to making decisions based on the traditions, myths, invalid or even meager advice from colleagues (Canada, 2016). This way, it enhances health care system because it aids in facilitating consistency of making decisions based on the best available evidence (Nibbelink, & Brewer, 2018). Addition EBP aids healthcare professionals in making informed clinical decisions that are based on the updated research and technology, hence enabling them to provide efficient, effective and quality healthcare to the patients. As stipulated by Brown (2014), Evidence-based practice is crucial in nursing since it leads to better outcomes in patients. As a result, it contributes significantly to greater efficiency and professionalism among the nursing practioners thus resulting to better health and patient’s outcomes.
Regarding the Villa health case collaboration Dr Erika copel who is a Pediatrician Valley Regional Hospital and Virginia Anderson who is a pediatric nurse hold discussion concerning Carlyn (patient), 2 –year old kid who has been admitted hospital for having pneumonia condition. The doctor asks whether Carlyn had a history of pneumonia since she was previously admitted for the last six for pneumonia. Other symptoms presenting themselves to Carlyn case include; high temperature ranging 101 degrees Celsius, decreased blood cells, respiration 21 and decrease in subcutaneous tissue and she taste salty when her mother kisses her. After discussion with both doctor and nurse suggested that the kid could be suffering from cystic fibrosis that is a hereditary condition that causes body to release heavy and sticky mucus which causes clogging to the lungs and pancreas. The healthcare practioners at valley city Regional systems suggested various treatment options for cystic fibriosis and pneumonic conditions which Carlyn is suffering from and they engage in consultation with other doctors through Telemedicine Equipment to find out the best treatment option that might bring better patient outcomes. In this scenario wen can say that collaboration is significant essential because it helps health care professionals to have a better understanding of the patient’s need thus enabling them to treat patients based on best and evidence-based practice.
Application of evidence-based practice model in addressing pneumonia and cystic fibriosis
Evidence-based practice is important in nursing because it leads to better outcomes in patients. As a result, it contributes significantly to greater efficiency and professionalism among the nursing practioners thus resulting to better health and patient’s outcomes. In regard to Villa health collaboration case, Dr Erika copel Hospital and Virginia Anderson pediatric nurse applied Evidence-based practice to treat Carlyn a two-year old kid who was suffering from pneumonia and cystic fibrosis. In this regard, upon discussing the condition that the kid was suffering from they recommended best options for treatment by following established evidence-based guidelines. Carolyn’s parents were educated about adherence to EBP guidelines in order to enhance her outcome. The EBP model was applied in prescribing appropriate medication and treatment for Carlyn in order to improve her condition.
Evidence-based Care plan to enhance safety and Outcomes for patient
To improve the safety and outcomes for Carlyn (patient) who is suffering from Pneumonia and cystic fibrosis , Dr Erika copel Hospital and Virginia Anderson pediatric nurse propose the following evidence-based care plan; The two healthcare professionals propose that Carlyn should be given pancreatic enzymes, recommend to take high protein calories and fatty soluble vitamins ABCD & E to improve her condition. The health practioners at Vila health facility also recommend antibiotics as part of treatment to Carlyn. In addition, anti-inflammatory treatments were recommended to her to help in lessening swelling in the airways in her lungs and prevent lung infection. Education and genetic counseling was done to the patient and family members regarding the condition to aid her recovery process and to improve her safety outcomes.
In addition, telemedicine resources were also recommend to aid in delivery of healthcare services to the patient. According to George etal (2015), telemedicine resources refer to the remote delivery of healthcare services, carrying out assessments and consultation through telecommunication infrastructure. As stipulated by Barret (2017), telemedicine helps in providing efficient and less costly care to the patients thus improving their clinical outcome.
Moreover, as part of evidence-based plan family members -involvement will be encouraged as a therapeutic process. Family support and involvement will help in promoting and improving safety outcomes of patient and well-being.
To mitigate the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration to plan care within the context of a remote team various communication strategies will be used to help in improving safety outcomes of patients including; use of telemedicine equipment, used of text messages and through making calls. Interdisplinary collaboration plays an essential role in developing communication strategies when planning and coordinating care (White & Spruce, 2015). Thus, interdisciplinary collaboration promotes communication among the team of healthcare professionals to help in delivering quality and evidence-based care.
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