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The report first acknowledges the need to allow nurses to practice their professional training to broaden nurses’ roles. The IOM also recognized the importance of nurse education to “better prepare them to deliver patient-centered, equitable, safe, and high-quality health care services; collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals to deliver efficient and effective care; and assume leadership roles in the redesign of the health care system.” As a result, the IOM stated that “an expanded workforce to serve the millions of people who will now have access to health insurance for the first time will necessitate:
Nursing scope of practice changes
Advances in nursing education at all levels
Improvements in nursing practice across the continuum of care
Changes in nurse utilization across settings, as well as
Leadership at all levels is required so that nurses can be deployed as adequate and appropriate partners in the health care team.
The committee’s deliberations resulted in four key messages that structure the discussion and recommendations presented in this report:
Nurses should use their education and training to the fullest extent possible.
Nurses should receive more education and training due to an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
Nurses, physicians, and other health professionals should be full partners in redesigning health care in the United States.
For effective workforce planning and policymaking, better data collection, and improved information infrastructure.
The IOM made these recommendations by recognizing nurses’ unique role in the healthcare system. Nurses have a unique ability to act as partners with other health professionals and to lead in the improvement and redesign of the healthcare system and its many practice environments, including hospitals, schools, and homes, due to their regular and close proximity to patients and scientific understanding of care processes across the continuum of care.
Furthermore, the recommendations reflect nurses’ ability to help bridge the coverage and access gap, coordinate increasingly complex care for a diverse range of patients, and to realize the total economic value of their contributions across practice settings. This includes nurses’ critical roles in preventing medication errors, lowering infection rates, and easing patients’ transition from hospital to home.
Finally, the IOM recommendations emphasize the critical intersection of diverse populations’ health needs and nursing workforce actions across the lifespan. Based on these recommendations, it is clear that if health care reform is to be successful in improving care and lowering costs, America will need to educate and train nurses to handle many areas of medicine and to help create a patient-centered health care system.
This is encouraging, but some system changes for nurses are required, including changes in compensation for procedures and productivity and a typical shift work mentality among hospital nurses. Nurses who take on more responsibility will be held more accountable.
The importance of continuing education (CE) in implementing the IOM recommendations cannot be overstated. CE for nurses will not only need to cover many more areas of training and education, but it will also need to focus on team-based approaches for collaborating with other physicians, which means CE for physicians will also need to focus on interacting with nurses. As a result, CE must play an essential role in realizing the potential benefits of healthcare reform by improving nurses’ roles in the healthcare system and patient outcomes.
IOM ( Institute Of Medicine)
Identify major highlights of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report: Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
– Discuss the primary recommendations posed by the report.
– Discuss strategies to implement the recommendations to advance the profession of nursing.
– Share your own perspective on the recommendations
5 pages APA format, Incorporate a minimum of 3 current (published within the last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions)