Safety, Quality, and Informatics

Topic: Safety, Quality, and Informatics
Order Description
Overview

For this assignment, you will identify a major patient safety issue within your own organization and then develop a plan using evidence-based best practices and technology to improve the safety issue. In this component, you will be demonstrating your competency in Program Outcomes 2, 3, 4, and 6:
•Program Outcome 2: Safety and Quality Practices: Incorporate concepts of patient safety, clinical management, and quality improvement to improve patient outcomes.
•Program Outcome 3: Nursing Research and Informatics: Incorporate evidence-based practice interventions (such as information systems or patient care technologies) as appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of patients promoting health across the lifespan.
•Program Outcome 4: Policy, Finance, and Regulations: Understand the scope and role of policy, finance, and regulatory environments in relationship to individual and population outcomes.
•Program Outcome 6: Organizational and Systems Management: Apply knowledge of organizational behavior, nursing theory, and systems (micro and macro) as appropriate for the scope and role of one’s own practice.

Before you begin, examine your organization’s history of safety in a specific area, and how your organization addresses patient safety issues. If possible, consult with a key stakeholder in the organization (such as an administrator) to better understand specific patient safety concerns and how the organization is working to resolve the concerns. This person should also be able to discuss some of the organizational barriers impacting the patient safety issue. Next, look at the basic concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to organizational quality improvement and patient safety. Review the literature for best practices and how technology might be used to improve the issue. Finally, be sure to consider the legal and ethical implications associated with the safety issue; and possible organizational barriers to change.

Requirements

Be sure you address each point as completely as possible.
•Describe a patient safety issue within your organization.
•Compare the way your organization addresses patient safety issues with the concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement and patient safety.
•Analyze the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing the issue.
•Recommend evidence-based interventions to address the patient safety issue.
•Explain how technology can be used to improve the issue.
•Identify possible organizational barriers to change (budget, vision, technology, or others).
•Describe strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change, based on your knowledge of the organization.

Your completed assignment should be 8–10 pages in length not including title page and reference page, and include references and citations to at least 5 scholarly and professional supporting resources. Be sure you follow APA guidelines for format and style.

Additional Requirements
•Include a title page and reference page.
•At least 5 current scholarly or professional resources.
•All references formatted according to APA guidelines.
•Times New Roman font, 12 point.
•Double-spaced.

Read the Safety, Quality, and Informatics Scoring Guide see how you will be graded on this assignment.

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Safety, Quality, and Informatics Scoring Guide Grading Rubric
Criteria

Non-performance

Basic

Proficient

Distinguished

Describe a patient-safety issue.
13%
Does not describe a patient-safety issue. Identifies but does not describe a patient-safety issue. Describes a patient-safety issue. Describes a patient-safety issue and explores likely causes of the issue.

Compare currently used organizational processes for handling patient-safety issues with concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement and patient safety.
13%
Does not compare currently used organizational processes for handling patient safety issues with concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement and patient safety. Describes currently used organizational processes for handling patient safety issues, but does not compare them with concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement and patient safety. Compares currently used organizational processes for handling patient safety issues with concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement and patient safety. Evaluates currently used organizational processes for handling patient safety issues in terms of the evidence-based concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement and patient safety.

Analyze the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing patient-safety issues.
14%
Does not analyze the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing patient-safety issues. Describes the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing patient-safety issues. Analyzes the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing patient-safety issues. Analyzes the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing patient-safety issues and describes the impact on the organization from a financial and regulatory perspective.

Recommend evidence-based interventions to address specific patient-safety issues.
13%
Does not recommend evidence-based interventions to address specific patient-safety issues. Identifies interventions to address specific patient-safety issues, but does not provide evidence to support the interventions. Recommends evidence-based interventions to address specific patient-safety issues Evaluates evidence-based interventions to address specific patient-safety issues to determine the most appropriate intervention for the organization and the safety issue.

Explain how technology can be used to improve patient safety.
14%
Does not explain how technology can be used to improve patient safety. Explains how technology can be used in healthcare but does not connect the use of technology to patient safety. Explain how technology can be used to improve patient safety. Analyzes how technology can be used to improve patient safety.

Identify organizational barriers to change.
13%
Does not identify organizational barriers to change. Identifies general barriers to change, but not organizational barriers to change. Identifies organizational barriers to change. Identifies organizational barriers to change, and explores the factors within the organization that created the barriers.

Describe strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change.
13%
Does not describe strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change. Lists but does not describe strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change. Describes strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change. Analyzes strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change, and determines the most effective strategies to use for a specific organization.

Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
3%
Does not write content clearly , logically, or with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes with errors in clarity, logic, grammar, punctuation, or mechanics. Writes content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; uses relevant evidence to support a central idea.

Correctly formats paper, citations, and references using APA style.
2%
Does not correctly format paper, citations, and references using APA style. Formats paper with errors in format style, citations and references using APA style. Correctly formats paper, citations, and references using APA style. Citations contain few errors. Correctly formats paper and citations, and references using APA style. Citations are free of errors.

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