Call Bells

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Dance of the Call Bells 1. Explain the key differences between a qualitative and quantitative study? A qualitative study addresses the complexity of human experience, focusing on the big picture (Rebar & Gersch, 2015); while a quantitative study breaks a problem down into small pieces and focuses on specific parts to see how they all relate (Rebar & Gersch, 2015). Qualitative methods focus on subjective information, and never try to predict or control the phenomenon of interest (Rebar & Gersch, 2015); on the other hand, quantitative methods focus on statistics and objective information, and can yield predictions and control (Rebar & Gersch, 2015). 2. What type of study do you believe “Dance of the Call Bells” is? Provide evidence to…show more content…
But unfortunately not all the units I have worked on make call light a priority. I have witnessed nursing staff on several occasions look at the call light and then blatantly ignore it. Others have answered the call light, but took their time in responding to the patient. This is definitely something that needs to be worked on in hospitals overall. 7. Provide at least four evidence based recommendations or suggestions you would provide the nurse manager to assist with the issue/problem identified on her unit. 1) Call lights must be answered within a 3-5 minute time frame. 2) An established time frame must be made that is given for every patient request to be completed in. 3) Staff should be informed that everyone is responsible for the call lights. 4) Realistic expectations need to be given to the patients on when requests will be completed. 8. How could you as a practicing nurse apply the findings of this study to improve perceptions of care in the clinical practice setting? As a practicing nurse I could discuss with the nurse manager the implementation of staff meetings on call light guidelines. I could also discuss with the nurse manager that handouts can be placed in
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