Readings:

Wickman, M., Drake, D., Heilmann, H., Rojas, R., & Jarvis, C. (2015). QI: Nursing’s evolving responsibility. Nursing Management, 44(10), 30-37. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000430404.42712.2f  

The link to the article to read in preparation for your interview is here: https://journals.lww.com/nursingmanagement/Fulltext/2013/10000/QI__Nursing_s__evolving_ responsibility_.7.aspx#ej-article-sam-container

Assignment: Experiential Learning (1 hour interview experience with a QI/QA professional or nurse). Experiential learning paper due by Sunday April 22 at 11:59 pm in course assignment dropbox.

Instructions Experiential Learning Assignment

Quality or Safety Professional Interview

Course: Quality, Safety, and Informatics for RN to BCP

Assignment Name: Interview with Quality or Safety Professional


Due Date: Sunday November 6, 2022

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to talk to a quality or safety professional in your organization about how the organization is meeting the national quality and safety mandates.

For this assignment, you will:

· Complete the new Experiential Learning Contact Information form that is posted under Course Assignments and Rubrics. Upload this form to the Dropbox for the experiential assignment at least 1 week prior to conducting the interview. The professional may be contacted to verify that the interview took place.

· Gather information from the selected professional.

· Number of employees in the department and roles of each employee type

· Role of the department in teaching nurses about quality or safety

· Ongoing organizational data collection for quality or safety reporting

· National, state, or local organizations that receive the data reports

· Role in risk management related to medical errors or breaches of safety

· Processes for improving quality or safety (e.g., root cause analysis)

· The role of nurses in achieving quality, safe patient care

· Compare the activities reported by the quality or safety professional to determine how closely the organization is adhering to standards of care

· Write an organized, clear, and concise 5-page critique of the areas in which the organization is achieving quality and safety goals and areas where improvements can be made

Knowledge & Skills

By completing this assignment, you will gain the following knowledge:

· The role of quality and safety professionals in your organization

· The current and ongoing quality and safety priorities in your organization

· The gaps in quality or safety initiatives in your organization

· The expectations of nurses in addressing quality or safety issues

Task

To complete this assignment, you should:

· Select a quality or safety professional in your employing organization.

· Schedule a 1-hour interview with the professional. The interview can be face-to-face or via telephone or zoom/other meeting platform.

· Prepare to ask questions based on the purpose of the interview. These questions should be informed by course readings and assignments.

· Write the critique using APA formatting, including citations and references for a personal communication

SECOND EDITION

Core Competencies for Nursing
Leadership and Management

INTRODUCTION TO

QUALITY AND
SAFETY EDUCATION

FOR NURSES

Editors

PATRICIA KELLY
BETH A. VOTTERO
CAROLYN A. CHRISTIE-MCAULIFFE

ISBN 978 ‑0‑8261 ‑2341‑1

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INTRODUCTION TO
QUALITY AND SAFETY EDUCATION FOR NURSES
Core Competencies for Nursing Leadership and Management, SECOND EDIT ION

Editors
PATRICIA KELLY, MSN, RN
BETH A. VOTTERO, PhD, RN, CNE
CAROLYN A. CHRISTIE-MCAULIFFE, PhD, FNP

The second edition of Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses has been thoroughly updated with
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and cancer, patient safety errors rank as the third-leading cause of death in the United States. As patients’
needs have increased in complexity and inter-professional teamwork and collaboration have become essential,
only strong leadership skills can ensure high-quality and safe care. Nurses, the largest group of healthcare
professionals that spend the most time with patients, are uniquely suited to lead through effective management
and communication in this dynamic environment.

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New to the Second Edition:

• Increased focus on leadership and management aspects of quality and safety
• Updated information from national and state healthcare and nursing organizations
• An evolving clinical case study for application of concepts throughout the text
• Additional patient care cases and real-life examples
• Interviews with a myriad of healthcare professionals such as educators, library scientists, lawyers,

psychologists, risk managers, and many others
• Four new chapters addressing nurse leadership and management of high-quality care, legal and ethical

aspects of quality and safety, delegating patient care and setting priorities, and quality improvement project
management

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