doing their best to facilitate continuity of care for patients across settings and among providers, registered nurses use accredited health care standards to realize coordinated care. This assessment provides an opportunity for you to explore health care standards with respect to the quality of care, investigate opportunities and challenges in care coordination, and develop a proactive, patient-centered care plan.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Determine the influence of current health care legislation, policy, and research on evidence-based practice in assessment by care coordinators.
Assess a patient’s condition from a coordinated-care perspective.
Develop nursing diagnoses that align with patient assessment data.
Competency 3: Determine appropriate care coordination performance measures for driving high-quality patient outcomes, based on current accrediting standards and benchmarks.
Evaluate care coordination outcomes.
Competency 4: Apply relevant evidence-based practices that reflect a shift toward a broader population health focus on patient outcomes.
Determine appropriate nursing or collaborative interventions.
Explain why a particular nursing intervention is indicated or therapeutic.
Competency 5: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards.
Write clearly and concisely, using correct grammar and mechanics.
Support main points, claims, and conclusions with credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
Note: Complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.
To prepare for this assessment, complete the Vila Health: Care Coordination Scenario 1 simulation (linked in the Required Resources) to obtain the information you will need to:
Develop a care coordination strategy for Mrs. Snyder and her family.
Apply current accrediting standards and benchmarks as you determine the best way to develop this strategy.
Develop a patient care plan.
Note: Remember that you can submit all—or a portion of—your draft to Smarthinking for feedback before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.