Chapter 1: Overview: Specialty of Ambulatory Care Nursing

Chapter 1: Overview: Specialty of Ambulatory Care Nursing

Identification: AMBP020v2019c01
Expiration Date: December 31, 2023
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 12/31/2023
  • 1.40 - CH


Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

  • Contact hours available until 12/31/2023.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

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Accreditation Statement:

  • This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AAACN.
  • Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to describe historical and current trends that impact the role of the RN in ambulatory care.

Learning Engagement Activity:

  • Read the Role of the Registered Nurse in Ambulatory Care Position Statement ( Identify two examples that illustrate how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care.

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Chapter 1: Overview: Specialty of Ambulatory Care Nursing

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Donna Marshall
8/4/20 12:31 pm

good overview of Ambulatory care nursing

Carrie Smith
10/5/21 9:36 am

Identify two examples that illustrate how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care: *Ambulatory care nurses focus on patient safety, apply appropriate nursing interventions, conducting health education, promoting patient advocacy, assisting patients to navigate the health care system, and evaluating patient outcomes. *Ambulatory care nurses facilitate continuity of care by using nursing process, interprofessional collaboration, and help coordinate and find access to health care services in the community.

Ashley Doherty
11/5/21 1:18 pm

Great comprehensive explanation of Ambulatory Care nursing, and the different roles and entities available.

Tiffany Pryor
4/27/22 7:39 pm

How I identify two examples that illustrate how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care: 1 - RNs are qualified to provide safe, evidenced-based nursing care using telehealth services that have a direct positive impact on coordination of care and reducing patient risk of admission/readmission 2 - RNs are key in supporting health promotion through patient education using a holistic and laymen's approaches that is readily understood and accepted by patients which leads to greater chance of achieving an optimal health status

Daisy Macasaquit
11/8/22 4:11 pm

I have gained better understanding of my role and rationale behind each task I do each day and increase my confidence with collaborating care with other members of our care team.

Jennifer Torres
11/27/22 6:16 pm

Identify two examples that illustrate how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care. RNs improve the quality of ambulatory care by promoting patient advocacy and coordinating necessary health care services and resources for patients. Patients and their families/ support systems need to be properly educated as well as needing support and encouragement in whatever decision making that is needed. By providing patients with accessible outside community resources, patients can improve the management of their health and well-being, as well as decrease the chances of adverse events.

Sarah Sylvia
1/12/23 1:27 pm

Two examples of how the registered nurse improves the quality of care in ambulatory nursing - Ambulatory care nurses identify problems in health status, communicate these problems in order to advocate for the patients health improvement and prevent them from being admitted to the hospital more frequently. Ambulatory care nurses identify safety risk with their patients, advocate change in policy and procedure in order to minimize risk and improve patient outcomes.

Jamie Hillsberry
3/31/23 11:05 am

Two examples of how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care: The RN focuses on safe, quality care and improved patient outcomes. And enhances patient safety, reduces adverse events, improves patient satisfaction, and helps support and promote optimal health status. The RN also help patients and providers in health promotion, disease prevention and early intervention.

Misty Warner
5/8/23 2:27 pm

Excellent review of the ambulatory nursing role, definitions of the concepts of ambulatory care nursing (patient, environment, nursing) and practice settings for acn's.

Tiffany Dobrow
6/14/23 7:16 pm

two examples that illustrate how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care. RN can help facilitate care in-between multiple teams members, and help coordinate the care for it. They can communicate to multiple providers to help make sure the patient needs are met. Care can get complex with home health, multiple providers and possible multiple health care systems. This helps decrease readmissions if all providers are on the same page. Another way Rn improve ambulatory care, is through virtual care. RNs play a critical role in the delivery of telehealth services and virtual care. They can help triage and determine care for a patient. Patients can call 24/7 nurse hot line to help determine where they should go get care. For example, a patient complaining of sore throat and ear pain past pcp hours. A triage nurse can assess symptoms and guide the patient to go to Urgent care or PCP walk-in as this may not be a medical emergency, and can wait until the next day to be seen. This decreases cost for patient and the health care system as well as keep our ER available for true emergencies.

Johanna Valencia
9/27/23 8:09 am

Johanna Castillo 9/27/23 08:10am Identify two examples that illustrate how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care: Ambulatory care nurses provide top quality care in several ways. One way is in the assessment of patient's post diagnostic exams, or outpatient's procedures and providing guidance in the event that a patient develops a complication such as a delayed reaction or perhaps the patient's need to be referred to a higher level of care. Another example is by working in the collaboration of physicians or other health care professionals, perhaps assisting in filling in prescriptions or assisting with setting up lab appointments, etc.

Dane Faul
11/8/23 2:25 pm

Identify two examples that illustrate how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care: RNs decrease ED and hospital admissions through ongoing relationships, and also help manage patient costs through care coordination and transitional care management.

Marisol Lopez
11/29/23 8:59 pm

Identify two examples that illustrate how an RN improves the quality of ambulatory care. The ambulatory care nurse plays an important role in improving patient health care outcomes. Two ways that the RN improves the quality of care is by collaborating with the patient and other members of the health care team and helping deliver a more centered focused patient care, that is effective, safe and with an evidence-based approach. The RN also facilitates delivery of care to patients by engaging in the use of technology to improve health care needs to all patients through the use of telehealth medicine. This way helping to eliminate any barriers patients may encounter, making the delivery of care be more accessible.