Week 3: Standardized Terminology and Language in Informatics (graded) 9999 unread replies.137137 replies. This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs). CO3 Define standardized terminology that reflects nursing’s unique contribution to patient outcomes. (PO 3) CO8 Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care. (PO 8) What is the impact of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment denial on the healthcare system? What are the implications for our nursing practice related to use of standardized terminology for documentation? How do evidence-based practice guidelines impact patient outcomes and necessitate improved practice care?
Week 4: Transformational Nursing Leaders This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO). CO7 Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (POs 2 and 3) Review Appendix A, Sections I–V in Finkelman (2016). Select one of the sections and share how your chief nurse executive demonstrates expertise in these competencies. Your comments should be about the “highest nursing leader” in your organization. Typically this is the leader who represents nurses and nursing to the governing board. In your own words, explain the differences between a transactional nursing leader and a transformational nursing leader. What one is more like your Nurse Executive? Describe how the Nurse Executive “leads the charge” for transformational leadership in an organization where you work or have done prelicensure clinical experiences.