5. Policies and Procedures to Promote Adherence to Improved Practice
This chapter addresses the use of policy and procedures to establish a foundational expectation for nursing practice. This premise is to promote sustainable change of practice by setting standards of care. These standards include building a culture of continence (in which all team members value continence), maintaining a commitment to quality of care, setting goals for outcome measures (improved FIM scores, reduced frequency of accidents, discharge to community), and patient harm reduction/risk management.