Why continuity of care is important?
Continuity of care has always been at the heart of general practice. Patients who receive continuity have better healthcare outcomes, higher satisfaction rates, and the health care they receive is more cost-effective.
How do you promote continuity of care?
The Three Ts for Improving Continuity of CareTeaching. Teach self-care skills to your patients and their caregivers in the hospital, and reinforce them in the home. Technology. Ensure a smooth flow of information between your hospital and the extended healthcare ecosystem. Transition. Plan for an orderly and comprehensive discharge.
What is the nurse’s role in continuity of care?
Continuity of care is a process that must involve the patient and all members of the health care team. Nurses must embrace their role as a patient advocate and work closely with other members of the health care team to ensure that each patient’s needs are met in a timely manner.
How do you ensure continuity of care?
Maintaining the continuity of care requires that the nurse, and other members of the healthcare team, identify current client needs and then move the client to the appropriate clinical area, to the appropriate level of care, and to the appropriate healthcare facility in a timely and effective manner.
What is fundamental care in nursing?
Fundamental care involves actions on the part of the nurse that respect and focus on a person’s essential needs to ensure their physical and psychosocial wellbeing. These needs are met by developing a positive and trusting relationship with the person being cared for as well as their family/carers.