Management And Leadership Track Of The American Sentinel Msn Program

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As nursing leaders we must empower our staff to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The
Management and Leadership track of the American Sentinel MSN program has guided me towards cultivating future nurse leaders to prepare them to create a sense of ownership and commitment to their work and the organization as a whole. The evidenced based practice project proposed to be implemented at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) will cultivate the staff to improve the quality of care for the veteran population. The proposed practice change project focuses on improving diabetic foot related problems in the End Stage Renal Disease population receiving hemodialysis/peritoneal dialysis.End Stage Renal Disease is a slow progressive loss of kidney function resulting from structural damage to the kidneys leaving the body unable to excrete metabolites. As the disease process reaches that point the patient must choose hemodialysis or some other form of renal replacement therapy
(Medical News Today, 2014). I am a Nurse Manager in the hemodialysis unit. The unit has eleven stations with a patient population of 40, with an age range from forty to ninety two. Most of the hemodialysis patients have difficulty managing their chronic illness whereby they must attend treatment three times a week for a period of 5 hours per visit. Most of them have multiple morbidities. More than sixty percent of the population is diabetic and sixteen percent of the…

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