nursing policy and procedure
Locate the nursing policy and procedure and answer these questions:
How easy/difficult was it to find this procedure?
Did the RNs on your unit know where to find this?
Is the policy evidence-based?Observe the RNs on the unit performing the chosen procedure. Describe what steps the nurses took.
Did the nurses deviate from policy?
What prompted the nurses to make those deviations?Discuss why RNs may or may not follow the institutions written policies and procedures.
Reflect on the consequences of not following evidence-based practice guidelines.
What is the proper response when you as an RN discover unsafe practice that deviates from standards, policies, or procedures?