Servant Leadership In Nursing

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According to Huber (2014, p. 13) the servant leader “enhances the personal growth of nurses, improves the quality of care, values teamwork, and promotes personal involvement and caring behavior.” The purpose of this capstone paper is improper hand hygiene before accessing dialysis site for treatment; this is the focus while showing leadership through management. “All leadership plays a important role in the triumph and possible downfall of institution” (Smith, 2015, p. 42). Huber (2014, p.5) defines leadership as “the process of influencing people to accomplish goals.”
Why are leadership, management, and development of human potential are important to nursing? Well first off leadership is vital to manufacture a solid
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It is important to have an honest level of communication with ones teams and peers. Secondly, It is important to respond to the groups needs. Some teams like trust over creativity. Lastly, knowing the establishment is the very important to the performance and overall goals. The democratic approach seems to work best in nursing. The leadership qualities that are important to me are to have a common vision, being good at dealing with conflict and being a trusted leader. To have a common vision to me means that when team member comes to you wanting to advance their practices I can help them get there while keeping the clinic goals in mind. Dealing with conflict is something most leaders are not strong with I on the other hand consider this one of my best qualities. If there is a problem between team members I have clear expectations that they will communicate with each other what their issues are and if needed I will help mediate. Being a trusted leader means that you will mean what you say and do what you do. As a leader you have to have difficult conversations and the leaders who succeeds are the ones who can do this according to (Smith, 2015). Examples of these situations are as such you have a nurse arguing with another nurse on the floor. I would pull them aside into my office and address this situation only after hearing both sides and encouraging them to work it out together first before I …show more content…
The steps I would take would be to post reminders of education that would cover the steps in hand hygiene to build awareness. I would have teammates hold each other accountable to use proper hygiene, meaning it is not individualized by a team effort and they are held accountable on that level. It follows the model by having measurable outcomes through BSI rates decreasing. I would evaluate the outcomes with a tool kit provided by the (CDC). The toolkit to reduce BSI would be started after training and check offs are complete. The national benchmark to reduce BSI is related to support your efforts to implement evidence-based practices and eliminate dialysis associated blood stream infections in your unit. When used with the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) Toolkit, the tools have nearly eliminated CLABSI in more than 100 participating Michigan intensive care units and dialysis units and have dramatically reduced CLABSI in more than 1,000 hospitals across the country in an AHRQ-funded initiative