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Statistical Information
Shella M. Gettings
University of Phoenix

Statistics are a part of the everyday world. They are all around us and help us understand information in a clear and distinct manner. In our professional and personal lives, we would have difficulty comprehending some data without statistics. That is particularly true in the medical field and in hospitals. Without statistics, I as a nurse, would not know where I needed to improve my provided care or in which direction to instruct my team to focus their time on. This paper will discuss statistical information that use at a local community medical facility, where I am employed, Alliance Health Deaconess, where I am currently employed as a medical-surgical and oncology registered nurse.
Statistical Information
How Statistics are used at my Workplace:
There are many memos and emails that are passed around to the nurses that management and administrators hope that we read and absorb. In all honesty, they are glanced at and tossed aside the majority of the time. On rare occasions, we are handed graphs and charts that explain what they expect and shows us specifically what needs to be improved upon. Since our jobs are to care for the sick and hurt, this information is not tossed aside and is typically taken more seriously.
One main focus for the nursing staff at my facility is safety scores. We have two medical-surgical floors, one including oncology and the other orthopedics, one intensive care unit, and one step-down intermediate care unit. We all share the same safety goals that are in place to insure our patients not only receive the best possible care but also remain injury free while that care is being provided. Each unit is given a score from 0 to 100 percent based on quarterly fall occurrences and prevention measures. Comparisons are made between each medical floor…...

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