Describe how clinical pathways are used to coordinate      care of caseloads of patients

Complete each case study utilizing collegiate formatting (MLA or APA); typed in Cambria or New Times Roman 12 point font in ONE document.  Citations required.
Case studies are case specific. Your answers should reflect the assessment and your analysis of the information in the case study… no generalized answers of all matter regarding the content.
QUESTION 1: Healthcare Delivery and Evidenced –Based Nursing Practice
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)

  1. Describe how clinical pathways are used to coordinate      care of caseloads of patients.
  2. What is the role of the case manager in evaluating a      patient’s progress?
  3. What are examples of evidence-based practice tools used      for planning patient care?

QUESTION 2: Community-Based Nursing Practice
Mrs. Johnson, a 67-year-old female patient, has recently been discharged from the hospital following an admission for COPD. She has a past medical history of a colon resection related to acute diverticulitis. She developed a surgical wound infection that requires daily wet to dry wound packing and IV Zosyn. Mrs. Johnson was discharged with home oxygen. To manage her care at home, home care visits were ordered. (Learning Objective 5).

  1. What would be involved in setting up the first home      care visit?
  2. Describe the nursing assessments and management that      would occur during the visit.
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