Patient Movement Validation by RNs Utilizing PMCC Validation Algorithm
This project evaluated the effect of Registered Nurse (RN) utilization of the Patient Movement Clinical Coordinator (PMCC) validation algorithms on patient movement validation timelines in a retrospective comparative analysis of patient movement data. The use of standing orders, algorithms, protocols, and nursing-decision models have been used in nursing over the past 30 years. These clinical-decision making tools foster critical-thinking and autonomy in nursing, keeping the practice of nursing within the scope and limitations of licensure while expanding their clinical role in patient care. This study compared the elapsed validation times, patient safety, patient precedence, and number of patients validated by clinicians within Donabedian’s Theoretical Framework. Donabedian’s Framework focuses on organizational structure, the process or care delivery model, and the outcome on the patient experience.