improving patient safety

improving patient safety

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Module 4: Improving Patient Safety with Evidence-based Research- Written Assignment

After reading Chapter 4 of the IOM report (Keeping Patients Safe) as well as your other readings for this module, reflect on this content in relation to your work setting and patient safety. For this written assignment you will compose a 1400-1700 word (not including the reference page) paper that highlights an assessment of patient safety issues in your work setting in relationship to the 5 management practices described in the IOM report (Keeping Patients Safe) using evidence-based research.
1. Select and describe the most pressing patient safety issues in your work setting that you think needs improvement.
2. Provide rationale using evidence-based research on your patient safety issue that speaks to how patient safety could be improved in your work setting. What are the best practices? How are they being implemented? What could your work setting improve upon based on the best practices presented in the literature?
3. Select one (1) out of the five (5) essential management practices that could best be utilized in helping to implement the changes for improved patient safety based on the evidence-based research you uncovered on your patient safety issue.
o * The five essential management practices are (IOM, 2003):
1. Balancing the tension between production efficiency and reliability (safety).
2. Creating and sustaining trust throughout the organization.
3. Actively managing the process of change.
4. Involving workers in decision making pertaining to work design and work flow.
5. Using knowledge management practices to establish the organization as a “learning organization” (p. 3).
4. Given the readings you have competed thus far on leadership theory, in what ways do you think transformational leadership would best support implementation of improved patient safety practices in your work setting?
Reference:
Institute of Medicine. (2003). Keeping patients safe: Transforming the work environments of nurses. Retrieved fromhttp://www.iom.edu/Reports/2003/Keeping-Patients-Safe-Transforming-the-Work-Environment-of-Nurses.aspx .

This is the reading section
MODULE ACTIVITIES
Readings:
• Yoder–Wise: Chapters 2 and 21
• Kotter: Chapter 3
• Institute of Medicine. (2004). Transformational leadership and evidenced- based management. In Institute of Medicine. Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the work environment of nurses. Institute of Medicine Report (pp. 108-161). National Academies Press. Retrieved fromhttp://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10851&page=108 .
• Competencies in Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Note: Though this is labeled “pre-licensure”, the target audience is the Undergraduate Nursing Student. Retrieved fromhttp://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas .
• Recommended Readings:
o Institute of Medicine. (2003).Keeping patients safe: Transforming the work environments of nurses. Retrieved fromhttp://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10851&page=3 .
? Executive Summary- pp. 1-22.
This is from the professor as the homework guide.

Module Objectives:
At the end of this module, you should be able to:
1. Engage in the scholarly literature to assess evidence-based practices in the health care setting.
2. Integrate the IOMs essential management practices with leadership theory to improve patient safety, quality of care, and organizational performance.
Instructor’s Commentary:
It has been apparent from the first days of your nursing education that quality and safety are of primary importance in health care. The policies and procedures established by organizations are largely geared toward ensuring safety, for both the patient and the care provider. But, how do we know that we are actually delivering quality care? While the expert nurse might first perceive a problem with quality or safety as that “nagging feeling in the gut” (nurse’s intuition), this alone does not provide evidence of quality (or the lack of it) in the organization and has led to errors in patient care (Pronovost&Vohr, 2010).
Efforts to implement quality and safety measures, and demonstrate improvement over time, fall under several different categories, and the title may vary from place to place. Risk management, quality assurance, performance improvement, etc., may have variations to their core measures, but all are vital components of the ever-expanding role of the nurse leader.
Many regulatory agencies and professional organizations are dedicated to providing standards and guidelines that promote quality and safety in health care. You are likely familiar with The Joint Commission and the Department of Health, but please take some time during this module to review other organizations such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), and The Institute of Medicine (IOM).
In 2003 the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report emphasizing the need for a transformational change in the delivery of healthcare in the United States. The Institute of Medicine [IOM} (2003) report stated that fundamental changes in practices were essential to improve patient safety, quality of care, and overall organizational performance within in the health care industry. During the decade plus, since the release of the IOM (2003) report, hospitals and other health care organizations have attempted to transform their organizations by integrating recommendations from the report, such as the attainment of Magnet Status. Chapters of the report spanning into 2004 focused specifically on the transformational role nursing, as part of the health care team, needs to aspire to in the areas of patient safety, quality, and performance. This transformation needs leadership to bring about change (IOM, 2003). The IOM (2004), stressed that, “ A Leadership approach that aims to achieve a collaborative goal rather than a multitude of individual goals and aims to transform all works-both management and staff- in pursuit of the higher collective purpose can be the most efficient and effective means of achieving widespread and fundamental change” (p.112).
In this module you will engage in a written assignment concerning quality and performance issues in the work setting. Your written assignment will focus on patient safety and the integration of leadership theory. The written assignment will require you to draw on the scholarly literature to bring about evidence –based change in your work setting.
References:
Institute of Medicine. (2004). Transformational leadership and evidenced- based management. In Institute of Medicine. Keeping patients safe: Transforming the work environment of nurses. Institute of Medicine Report (pp. 108-161). National Academies Press. Retrieved fromhttp://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10851&page=108 .
Institute of Medicine. (2003). Keeping patients safe: Transforming the work environments of nurses. Retrieved fromhttp://www.iom.edu/Reports/2003/Keeping-Patients-Safe-Transforming-the-Work-Environment-of-Nurses.aspx .
Pronovost, P., &Vohr, E. (2010). Safe patients, smart hospitals. London: Penguin Group.
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