National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Certification Improved Assessment and Care of Veterans: A Quality Improvement Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621164
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Certification Improved Assessment and Care of Veterans: A Quality Improvement Project
Author(s):
Baker, Joshua W.
Advisors:
Nogueras, Debra J.; Manty, JoAnn; Harrington, Laura
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

This pilot project sought to fill the gap in practice that included a lack of early recognition, assessment skills and practice guidelines for the care of stroke patients, improving patient care and hand off communication.  A team was formed at an 11-unit Veterans Health Administration facility.  The team comprised various nursing disciplines whom were invited to discuss the current state of veteran care, and current evidence based practices of stroke recognition and care.  Pre- and post- intervention tests were administered and data was collected to measure the assessment, recognition, and comfort level of registered nurses (RNs).  Data revealed nine out of ten RNs showed an improvement in recognition and assessment skills, as well as comfort level when using the assessment tool.  The project implies certification can positively affect the comfort level and assessment skills of nurses.  The recommendation of the project leader is to expand the intervention to a wider discipline of nurses for improved care of veterans.

Keywords:
Veterans; National Institutes of Health U.S.; Assessment; Comfort; Veterans Affairs; stroke
CINAHL Headings:
National Institutes of Health (U.S.); Stroke--Diagnosis; Veterans; Stroke; Clinical Assessment Tools; Nursing Assessment; Quality Improvement
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2016-12-13T20:54:17Z
Date of Publication:
2016-12-13

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorNogueras, Debra J.en
dc.contributor.advisorManty, JoAnnen
dc.contributor.advisorHarrington, Lauraen
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Joshua W.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T20:54:17Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-13T20:54:17Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-13-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621164-
dc.description.abstract<p>This pilot project sought to fill the gap in practice that included a lack of early recognition, assessment skills and practice guidelines for the care of stroke patients, improving patient care and hand off communication.  A team was formed at an 11-unit Veterans Health Administration facility.  The team comprised various nursing disciplines whom were invited to discuss the current state of veteran care, and current evidence based practices of stroke recognition and care.  Pre- and post- intervention tests were administered and data was collected to measure the assessment, recognition, and comfort level of registered nurses (RNs).  Data revealed nine out of ten RNs showed an improvement in recognition and assessment skills, as well as comfort level when using the assessment tool.  The project implies certification can positively affect the comfort level and assessment skills of nurses.  The recommendation of the project leader is to expand the intervention to a wider discipline of nurses for improved care of veterans.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectVeteransen
dc.subjectNational Institutes of Health U.S.en
dc.subjectAssessmenten
dc.subjectComforten
dc.subjectVeterans Affairsen
dc.subjectstrokeen
dc.titleNational Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Certification Improved Assessment and Care of Veterans: A Quality Improvement Projecten_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.subject.cinahlNational Institutes of Health (U.S.)en
dc.subject.cinahlStroke--Diagnosisen
dc.subject.cinahlVeteransen
dc.subject.cinahlStrokeen
dc.subject.cinahlClinical Assessment Toolsen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Assessmenten
dc.subject.cinahlQuality Improvementen
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