The registered nurse working in the cardiac care clinic is tasked with implementing quality improvement measures. To educate the clinic staff, the nurse plans an in-service program to introduce concepts of quality improvement and evidence-based practice. Additionally, the role of the case manager will be included in the presentation. The nurse plans on using care of the patient with Congestive Heart Failure as a template, and prepares sample clinical pathways, care maps, and multidisciplinary action plans. (Learning Objective 3)
- Describe how clinical pathways are used to coordinate care of caseloads of patients.
- What is the role of the case manager in evaluating a patient’s progress?
- What are examples of evidence-based practice tools used for planning patient care?