The Institute of Medicine IOM a nonprofit organization which is rooted from

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The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a nonprofit organization which is rooted from the National Academies of Science, is making a significant contribution to the development of future of nursing for making the public aware of health care errors. The Future of Nursing explores how nurses’ roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America’s increasingly complex health system.The IOM committee developed four recommendations to lead the way to making healthcare safer. The first message talks about patient safety at all times. Measures are put in place to tracking the progress of patient safety. Mandatory reporting system was instituted to collect data regarding medical errors. The only way to find errors within a system is to report errors and then investigate how and why the error occurred. The IOM will be able to track error and put measures in place to prevent future occurrence. To ensure safety in an organization, safety measure must be adequate put in place and so they called upon patients, healthcare professionals, and accreditation groups to put pressure on healthcare organizations to provide a safer environment for patients. For example, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers is as a result of poor care delivery. A patient receiving quality care should never develop a pressure ulcer. Hospitals are required to report it when they occur. The habit of Just Culture was recommended to ensure a culture of safety. “Creating and sustaining a culture of safety would require actions by thousands of health care organizations. It is important for all RNs to participate in building and maintaining a culture of safety while working. Most healthcare worker got fired if an error occurred and people were afraid to report errors with the fear of getting written up or being fired. A culture of safety will encourage people to report error that can be investigated and measure to prevent its occurrence. Safety is not only the responsibility of the organization but all health worker irrespective of whether the patient is assigned to you or not. The rule of no passing zone is an example for all healthcare worker ensuring the safety of our patients. According to “The Future of Nursing: A Look Back at the Landmark IOM Report” by Harvey Fineberg and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, “Because individual and population health needs are changing, and our health care system is ever-evolving, we need nurses to know more and be better trained to provide care in a transformed system.”According to the IOM report, “Academic nurse leaders across all schools of nursing should work together to increase the proportion of nurses from 50 to 80 percent by 2020.” These leaders should take charge, partnering with accrediting bodies, healthcare employers and those with the power to fund educational initiatives. Organizations can offer tuition reimbursements and other benefits for nurses who wants to pursue their BSN. BSN-prepared nurses should be given the opportunity to run for leadership roles. As nurses we do have a positive effect on the financial side of healthcare because of the direct patient care we provide and so we know where waste occurs. Nurses are able to provide excellent care to patients and families.Nurse educators in various hospital should encourage nurse with Associate degree to enroll in BSN programs which are flexible on their schedules. For example online RN-BSN allows the nurse to study when and where they want, making it easier to manage a busy schedule, meaning nurses can continue in their present nursing jobs while acquiring the latest knowledge and skills.Nurses can assist effectively in managing patient care within the rapidly changing healthcare system through education. Nurses must be equipped at an educational level that meets the change in the healthcare system. Baccalaureate programs inculcate evidence-based practice to enable nurses gain understanding and improve their thinking ability. Today, nurses can earn degrees at several levels, with several delivery methods available. In 2010, “Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2010), emphasizes the transformation of practice, education, and leadership as priorities that will allow the nursing profession to continue to evolve through the 21st century and beyond.”Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. The future of Nursing: Leading change, advancing health.Fineberg, H.V., and R. Lavizzo-Mourey. 2013. The future of nursing: A look back at the landmark IOM report. Retrieved from