Procedures and Evidence

A nurse has an order to complete a procedure on a patient. After reading the procedure, the nurse notices that it is not best practice and it has not been updated for 6 years. The nurse takes this issue to the nurse leader (charge nurse) and the nurse manager (unit manager).Paragraph one: What would you do as a nurse manager if your policy or procedure conflicts with the most recent evidence? Describe your response to this nurse.Paragraph two: Why is it important to update policies and procedures? What are the risks if they are outdated?Paragraph three: What is your role as a nurse manager in assuring policies or procedures are up to date?Resources: Where did you find your data?

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