Identifying The Nursing Care Delivery Model Essay

791 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Managing Resources. Care Delivery Model.

Identify the nursing care delivery model in this case study and describe its effectiveness. The nursing care delivery model identified in this case study is the primary nursing hybrid: patient-focused in the emergency department (ED), maternity unit and medical-surgical units (non ICU or intensive care units); because in these units the registered nurses (RNs) are the patient’s primary nurses from admission to discharge paired or assisted with unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) who provide patient-side care (take vital signs, assist with bath and toileting needs, answer call lights and deliver trays among other assigned care activities) according to their scope of practice. The effectiveness of this model developed in the late 1980s is based on the integration of principles of business and industry. The patient-focused care unit include as goals: to improve patient satisfaction and other patient’s outcomes, improving worker job satisfaction, increasing efficiencies and decreasing cost (Yoder-Wise, 2015).
Metropolitan Hospital implemented a different care delivery model in the mental health in-patient unit more related to the functional nursing because the three RNs of this service divide their duties, performing specific tasks for their average unit census of twenty patients. The effectiveness of this model, which became popular during World War II, is first that each staff member becomes efficient at specific tasks, and much work…

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