Our Nursing Staff

Philosophy

Atrium Medical Center (Atrium) is guided by its mission to build healthier communities. In fulfilling our mission, Nursing at Atrium has an unyielding commitment to the patient remembering they are the center of what we do. Our core values that guide our actions are: respect, integrity, compassion and excellence and these guiding principles are fundamental to our care delivery.

Through the nursing process, Atrium nurses provide evidence based care to achieve outcomes established mutually by the patient and the care team. Care is delivered in a manner that preserves and protects the patient’s autonomy, dignity, and rights. We believe nursing is an art and a science and that through the caring relationship with the patient, their families, the physicians and other members of the care delivery team we become successful in the practice of professional nursing.

The practice of professional nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Professional nursing care is provided using all aspects of the nursing process in keeping with the following nursing standards:

  • The patient is entitled to a plan of care coordinated with him/herself and a significant other using the nursing (assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation) process.  The plan of nursing care is coordinated with and supports the medical plan of care incorporating other services/disciplines when appropriate.
  • The Registered Nurse (RN) is accountable for creating a relationship with the patient and uses a plan of care that is continuously revised and guides nursing care practices every shift/visit throughout the patient’s stay; Nursing interventions will be implemented and evaluated based on meeting the patient’s physical psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, education and learning needs. 
  • The plan of care will provide the patient with a safe and secure environment  Components Include: Staff knowledge and compliance with Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals; staff knowledge and competence in emergency situations; established policies and procedures are followed; an environment where staff and patients feel free to report medical errors, any potential errors or safety hazards.
  • The patient can expect his/her needs to be addressed in a systematic and ongoing manner to ensure quality patient care and satisfaction. This includes the integration of other licensed and unlicensed caregivers working in harmony at their full level of competence.

Nursing care is evaluated at both the individual and population level. Nursing Leadership at AMC monitors the services provided using 4 pillars of a balanced score card which includes quality outcomes, the patients experience, a positive environment for care delivery and efficient cost effective services. Leadership working with physicians and the care delivery team promotes outcome achievement

Why the nursing staff supports the physicians and patients in such a great way?

Nurse-Physician relationships are an important key to Atrium’s success – nurses and physicians from all areas and all roles working together to create the best experience for our patients and our staff is fundamental.  With Pride, We Provide Clinically Excellent Care - Where Patients and Their Families Come First.

Nurses at Atrium Medical Center strive for the best possible physician relationships and collaboration to improve outcomes for their patients, knowing that strong partnerships with the medical staff enhance our ability to ensure that each patient and family member experiences dignity, respect and compassion in every interaction.


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