As you prepare for this assessment, complete the following:
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, as well as possible organizational barriers to change.
As you construct this assessment, 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, et cetera).
Describe strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change, based on your knowledge of the organization.
Format: Include a title page and reference page. Use APA style and formatting.
Length: Ensure your completed assessment is 8-10 pages in length, not including the title page and reference page.
References: Cite at least five current scholarly or professional resources.
Font: Use double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.
Describes a patient-safety issue and explores likely causes of the issue.
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.
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.
Evaluates evidence-based interventions to address specific patient-safety issues to determine the most appropriate intervention for the organization and the safety issue.
Analyzes how technology can be used to improve patient safety.
Identifies organizational barriers to change and explores the factors within the organization that created the barriers.
Analyzes strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change and determines the most effective strategies to use for a specific organization.
Writing is coherent, using evidence to support a central idea in a consistently appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional
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