The documentary “Chasing Zero” reflects on the importance of quality care and patient safety. From the video, a child presents with jaundice, but the hospital fails to recognize immediate treatment. As a result, the child develops further complications such Kernicterus, which results in brain damage from jaundice (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 2014). Unfortunately, there were many devastating instances such as this, which could have been greatly prevented.
In this summary, the team discusses the association between risk and quality management and their impact on health outcomes. Risk management is the recognition of anything or anyone who can cause harm to an organization. An example of a risk of an organization is finances or a technical deficiency. Quality management aims to find the motive of risks and develop a plan for the betterment of quality care for the patient. An example of quality management is creating techniques or methods to improve the loss of finances and reducing the errors of technical difficulties to enhance the performance of an organization. Previously risk and quality management were set apart from each other, but cooperated and communicated for the overall achievement of an organization.
It is the belief of many medical professionals that proper safety protocols in the medical environment is paramount. There is nothing more important in a hospital setting than overall safety. This goes for both patient safety as well as the safety of the hospital staff. Both patient and staff have their own precautions that must be taken and steps that must be followed to ensure there are no mishaps.
Lewis, Stephens, and Ciak (2016) confirmed that the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative was developed to determine competencies for nursing students based upon Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations with the main goal of QSEN is to establish a cultural change toward quality and safety. According to QSEN (2014), addresses the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) are essential components of improving the quality and safety of the healthcare systems. Furthermore, the QSEN six competencies for nursing that targets the KSA to guarantee future graduates to develop competencies in patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement,
Safety is a condition characterized by minimal risk of harm coupled with protection from potential harm. In health care, patient safety involves instituting mitigation measures to prevent potential adverse events. Unfortunately, the existence of potential adverse events is only recognized after such an event has occurred. Reporting an adverse event, therefore, is the first step towards developing mitigation measures. However, some nurses fear reporting adverse events, because they erroneously believe they will be penalized for the occurrence of such an event. I believe, reporting the occurrence of an adverse event should be rewarded, since it is the initial stage of preventing future events.
A major push for the improvement of quality and safety outcomes was in 2000 when the Institute of Medicine published, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. In 2003 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) laid out the six core competencies for healthcare workers. In 2007, the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project redefined the competencies to fit the care of nurses (Jones, 2013). Two of the competencies laid out in this project are quality and safety. These are often clumped together, but are in fact two separate competencies. I will be laying out what is safety and how it differs from quality. How a culture of safety needs to be a system approach and not just an individual approach. Lastly, discussing
Safety provi¬sions are interpreted to protect patients from illnesses caused in the course of medical treatment as well as to provide hygienic and injury-free experience in the health care setting. Special provisions exist for safety in pharmaceuticals, blood supply, infectious disease treatment and diagnostics, and mental health services, among others. Ethical codes for doctors, nurses, and other health care workers contain provisions applicable to the patients’ right to safety. Medical errors and other actions that fail to meet safety standards can carry civil, criminal and administrative penalties
Florence Nightingale(1860)has shaped Nursing and this history shapes contemporary nursing today. This assignment shows how social media is a contemporary influence on nursing. This discussion will include the purpose and impact of the Health Practitioners Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA) and the Nursing Council of New Zealand Code of Conduct(2012) and how they have been implemented to underpin contemporary nursing practice today.
Patient safety is an important aspect of hospital care. Hospitals are entrusted to protect the patients, keep them safe while delivering a high quality care (Graham, 2012). As a result of announcements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that hospitals will no longer be reimbursed for hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) or never events, such as inpatient falls. In addition, reduction of harm from falls was identified by Joint Commission as a national patient safety goal.
Hospitals admit patients all over the United States (US) every day. Generally, the public regards hospitals as safe places to receive the care they need. Patients and families perceive nurses as being trustworthy and hard workers that dedicate their lives to caring for the sick. Utilizing Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) can assist hospitals to achieve the best patient outcomes, deliver safe, quality care, and prevent adverse events. The purpose of this paper is to define the purpose of the PSIs 90 and role in healthcare today. Discuss how the pressure ulcer PSI can guide the care of the patient within the healthcare environment. Debate how the pressure ulcer PSI is used to improve evidence-based
In the leadership in care delivery course, we were assigned to a hospital to perform clinical hours and provide care to four patients. Additionally, the purpose of this paper is to explain and provide examples on how our patient care included the concepts of Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies, delegation, handoff reporting, and a reflection of the clinical experience.