direct patient care

direct patient care

(in nursing) care of a patient provided personally by a staff member. Direct patient care may involve any aspects of the health care of a patient, including treatments, counseling, self-care, patient education, and administration of medication.
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This practice will be the first of its kind in the Midwest, focusing on direct patient care, concierge medicine and the prevention and reversal of all types of heart disease.
Overall, savings in direct patient care did not quite cover the fees paid to the participating physicians.
The deployment will support the trust in the effective use of beds and clinical resourcing as part of a project designed to release more time for direct patient care, improve care quality and safety and reduce costs.
Alison works as a specialist health visitor for breastfeeding in Harrow and is involved with direct patient care and service developments as well as teaching.
I am in support of the passing of the bill SB 362 in the state of Nevada for mandatory safe staffing levels which also required 50% of committee members to come from nursing and direct patient care staff.
Through experience of direct patient care, and by providing them with the opportunity to develop this experience through practice, we believe we give them a solid foundation upon which they can build to provide their patients with the best possible care.
The Staff Nurse Award recognizes a professional nurse who demonstrates excellence in providing direct patient care.
Excessively increasing the workload may lead to suboptimal care and less direct patient care time, which may paradoxically increase, rather than decrease, costs," the authors wrote.
Eighty-one per cent said having to complete paperwork prevented them from providing direct patient care.
Janet Davies, of the Royal College of Nursing, said: "Nursing staff are already over-stretched and should not be taken away from delivering direct patient care.
The project has reduced red tape, inefficiencies and waste, and has led to a 19% increase in registered nurse time being reinvested in direct patient care.
DeGrand's major responsibilities will be to oversee, direct and provide direct patient care for those people who come to Millbury Health Care Center for short-term nursing, post-acute care, or rehabilitation before returning home.