Patient safety and quality improvement evaluation

Patient safety and quality improvement evaluation

  
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Evaluation

 A health care organization may have highly qualified doctors and nurses who meet quality indicators for technical quality; however, due to a lack of communication, empathy, and scheduled office hours, patient satisfaction is low. In the corporate world, the phrase “the customer is always right” is frequently used to emphasize the importance of meeting the needs and expectations of the consumer. How does this approach apply to health care? 
Health care industries are now using quality improvement models that are very business-centric to improve the quality of care delivery, patient satisfaction, and safety. In this Discussion, you evaluate various quality improvement models and determine which model would best be applied in your practice setting to address a specific need. You also develop a mission statement for addressing the practice problem. 
To prepare:

Reflect      on the various quality improvement models and their application in health      care presented in the Learning Resources.
Evaluate      the advantages and disadvantages of each model.
Consider      how these models have been, or could be, applied in your practice setting.
Based      on your selected area of need, define a practice problem and create a      corresponding mission statement.
Investigate      baseline data, and evaluate why this practice problem is a priority for      improvement. Ask yourself: How does this practice problem in my      organization compare to other organizations?

By tomorrow 01/03/2018 by 5pm New/York America time, post a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format with at least 2 references from the list of required readings below. Include the level one headings as numbered below: 
post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Summarize any practice problem (hospital acquired-infections or handwashing) relevant to your setting (hospital setting) of interest and share a potential measurable goal for a QI (Quality Improvement) team. Be sure to include the data that justifies why you feel a change is needed in this specific area.

2) Explain how the PDSA (Plan to Do Study Act) model might be applied, giving specific reasoning as to why this model best fits the needs of your practice problem. Describe how the practice problem you describe might be of interest to any accreditation initiative.

Required Readings

Joshi, M.S., Ransom, E.R., Nash, D.B., & Ransom, S.B., (Eds.). (2014). The Healthcare Quality Book, 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Chapter 19: “Accreditation: Its Role in Driving Accountability in Healthcare”

Menaker, R. (2010). Leadership strategies in healthcare. The Journal of Medical Practice Management, 24(6), 339–343.
From increasing regulation to costs, this article evaluates the challenges that the health care industry faces. It then covers how transformational leadership and leadership strategies can help health care organizations address these challenges.

Boyd, S., Aggarwal, I., Davey, P., Logan, M., & Nathwani, D. (2011). Peripheral intravenous catheters: the road to quality improvement and safer patient care. Journal of Hospital Infection, 77(1), 37–41. doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2010.09.011
A unit within a health care organization implements measures that increase quality of care. This article studies this process and explains the research and results involved.Bottom of Form

Quality indicators | Nursing homework help

Quality indicators | Nursing homework help

  
Quality Indicators

 How do you define quality as it pertains to health care and the practice of nursing? Some nurses may define quality as effective interdisciplinary teamwork that results in better patient-health outcomes, while hospital administrators may define quality as appropriately delegated responsibilities, completion of tasks, and effective patient flow. Due to the subjective nature of the term, quality is a topic of great debate. 
In an effort to define quality in health care, standards have been developed to establish consistency and provide guidance. The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) outlines nursing-sensitive indicators that encompass measurement scales for quality of nurse professionals as well as quality of the services provided by nurses to patients. In this week’s Discussion, you evaluate the determinants of quality.m based on the NDNQI indicators and the theoretical underpinnings of these quality indicators. You apply nursing-sensitive indicators to your current setting and assess how each definition of quality contributes to the idea of quality overall. 
To prepare:

Review      the NDNQI indicators presented in the Learning Resources that emphasize      quality. Focus on those indicators that pertain to your practice setting (Hospital).
Consider      the influence of early quality improvement theories and philosophies on      the development of those quality indicators.
Using      the Walden Library, locate at least two scholarly research articles that      discuss how quality indicators influence your practice setting.
Select      one definition of quality published by any peer-reviewed source that      particularly resonates with your thinking about quality.

By tomorrow 12-06-2017 by 2 pm, write a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format with at least 3 references from the list of required readings below. Include the level one headings as numbered below:

post a cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following:

1) Identify two nurse-sensitive indicators of quality that relate to patient care and analyze the influence of early quality improvement theories and philosophies on the development of those indicators.  For this exercise, do not choose nurse sensitive indicators that relate to staffing levels. 

2) Find and cite at least 2 nursing research articles you located and evaluate how these indicators influence a practice setting (See attached PDF for the 2 Articles).

Required Readings

Joshi, M.S., Ransom, E.R., Nash, D.B., & Ransom, S.B., (Eds.). (2014). The Healthcare Quality Book, 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Chapter 3: “Variation in Medical Practice and Implications for Quality”
Chapter 4: “QI Foundation, Processes, Tools and Knowledge Transfer Techniques”

Chaboyer, W., Johnson, J., Hardy, L., Gehrke, T., & Panuwatwanich, K. (2010). Transforming care strategies and nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(5), 1111–1119. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05272.x
The authors of this article attempt to reduce medication errors, patient falls, and ulcers by using Transforming Care at the Bedside, which is a framework that values safety and reliability, creates a good work environment, is centered on the patient, and increases value. They conclude that these principles are able to positively affect their patients, but some aspects of the study may be inconclusive.

Gerritsen, D.L., & van Beek, A. P. A. (2010). The relationship between organizational culture of nursing staff and quality of care for residents with dementia: Questionnaire surveys and systematic observations in nursing homes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(10), 1272–1282.
After briefly discussing the background of organizational culture, the study in this article focuses on how organizational culture affects quality of care in long-term care. It uses two independent measurements and determines that different styles of organizational culture affect the quality of care.

The American Nurses Association, Inc. (2011). Nursing-sensitive indicators. Retrieved from http://web.archive.org/web/20120921021800/http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/PatientSafetyQuality/Research-Measurement/The-National-Database/Nursing-Sensitive-Indicators_1.aspx
From the American Nurses Association, this article discusses nursing-sensitive indicators. It provides a definition of the term and then describes the development process and indicator list.

American Nurses Association. (2011). National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/
This website acts as a database for unit-specific nurse-sensitive information that comes from multiple health care organizations.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/
The provided link takes you to the homepage of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), where you can find information about improving safety and quality in the health care industry.

National Quality Forum. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.qualityforum.org/Home.aspx
Various members of the health care community can become members of the National Quality Forum (NQF) through this site. The nonprofit organization NQF aims to increase quality improvement for its members. 

The 2 Articles Selected

1. Storer Brown, D. (2016). Perspectives in Ambulatory Care. Ambulatory Care Nurse-Sensitive Indicators Series: Reaching for the Tipping Point in Measuring Nurse-Sensitive Quality in the Ambulatory Surgical and Procedure Environments. Nursing Economic$, 34(3), 147-151.

2. Wilson, M. (2011). Addressing the problems of long-term urethral catheterization: Part 1. British Journal Of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 20(22), 1418.

   

The health care beliefs of the baltic and brazilian heritage

The health care beliefs of the baltic and brazilian heritage

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1.  Mention and discuss the health care beliefs of the Baltic and Brazilian heritage.  

2.  Discuss and give at least 2 examples of the care beliefs of these two culture.  As always present your assignment in an APA format 12 Arial font word document attached 
A minimum of 2 evidence based references no older than 5 years are required and   A maximun  of 500 words without count the first and last page are required

Essent of evidence-based pract | Nursing homework help

Essent of evidence-based pract | Nursing homework help

  
            Course Project: Part 3—Translating Evidence Into Practice

You will combine Parts 1, 2, and 3 of your Course Project respectively into one cohesive and cogent paper.

In Part 3 of the Course Project, you consider how the evidence you gathered during Part 2 can be translated into nursing practice.

Now that you have located available research on your PICOT question, you will examine what the research indicates about nursing practices. Connecting research evidence and findings to actual decisions and tasks that nurses complete in their daily practice is essentially what evidence-based practice is all about. This final component of the Course Project asks you to translate the evidence and data from your literature review into authentic practices that can be adopted to improve health care outcomes. In addition, you will also consider possible methods and strategies for disseminating evidence-based practices to your colleagues and to the broader health care field.

To prepare:
· Consider Parts 1 and 2 of your Course Project. How does the research address your PICOT question?
· With your PICOT question in mind, identify at least one nursing practice that is supported by the evidence in two or more of the articles from your literature review. Consider what the evidence indicates about how this practice contributes to better outcomes.
· Explore possible consequences of failing to adopt the evidence-based practice that you identified.
· Consider how you would disseminate information about this evidence-based practice throughout your organization or practice setting. How would you communicate the importance of the practice?

To complete:
In a 3- to 4-page paper:
· Restate your PICOT question and its significance to nursing practice.
· Summarize the findings from the articles you selected for your literature review. Describe at least one nursing practice that is supported by the evidence in the articles. Justify your response with specific references to at least 2 of the articles.
· Explain how the evidence-based practice that you identified contributes to better outcomes. In addition, identify potential negative outcomes that could result from failing to use the evidence-based practice.
· Outline the strategy for disseminating the evidence-based practice that you identified throughout your practice setting. Explain how you would communicate the importance of the practice to your colleagues. Describe how you would move from disseminating the information to implementing the evidence-based practice within your organization. How would you address concerns and opposition to the change in practice?

                                                                    Learning Resources
Required Readings
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Chapter 12, “Sampling in      Quantitative Research”

This chapter introduces key concepts concerning sampling in quantitative research. This includes such concepts as a description of populations, different types of sampling and their uses, and how to determine a manageable, yet sufficient number to be included in a sample. The chapter also includes suggestions for implementing a sampling plan.
 

Chapter 13, “Data Collection      in Quantitative Research”

Once a sampling design is complete, the next step is to collect the data, and this is the focus of Chapter 13. The chapter describes how to develop a data collection plan, and provides information about the different types of instruments that can be used, such as structured observation and biophysiologic measures.
 

Chapter 22, “Sampling in      Qualitative Research”

The focus of this chapter is on the sampling process in qualitative research. The chapter describes the different types of sampling and when they are commonly used. Sampling techniques in the three main qualitative traditions (ethnography, phenomenological studies and grounded theory studies) are highlighted.
 

Chapter 23, “Data Collection      in Qualitative Research”

This chapter examines the process of data collection in qualitative research as well as key issues surrounding data collection. This includes such methods as self-reporting, surveys, interviews, and personal journal keeping. The chapter also highlights important considerations when utilizing unstructured observations to gather data and how to record field notes.

Keough, V. A., & Tanabe, P. (2011). Survey research: An effective design for conducting nursing research. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 1(4), 37–44. Copyright 2011 by Elsevier Science & Technology Journals. Used with permission of Elsevier Science & Technology Journals via the Copyright Clearance Center. 
This text emphasizes the advantages of survey research. The authors describe the nuances of survey research projects, including their design, methods, analysis, and limitations.

Walden University. (n.d.a.). Paper templates. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm
This resource provides you access to the School of Nursing Sample Paper, which will serve as a template for formatting your papers.

Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012b). Data collection. Baltimore, MD: Author. 

Dr. Kristen Mauk discusses how she collected data for her DNP project in this video. She describes the details of her pre- and post-tests used to track nurses’ knowledge in a rehabilitation unit.
  

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Medical research | Nursing homework help

Medical research | Nursing homework help

Description: You are to write an essay which analyses a case study in order to discuss appropriate biopsychosocial factors and nursing management or interventions relevant to that case. Recent and relevant literature must be used to support your discussion.Instructions: