Preventing falls while in the hospital
: Students will review the California Nurse Practice Act (NPA) and a literature review on hospital policies and procedures and write a brief essay describing the major functions of each.
-The assignment was for you to simply write that the NPA is the state law that dictates how registered nurses are permitted to practice within each state. —–=—Additionally, hospital policies are very specific rules that give great detail on how an R.N. may practice.
-For example, the NPA tells us we must provide care, comfort and safety for our patients.
-One way to keep them safe is by preventing falls.
-The hospital policy will then detail how, what, with what type of solution, and how frequently.
-In addition to this there will be a separate policy on the use of bedrails.
-thesis or a purpose statement.