PART 3: Due to the incident, you are concerned with office policies and procedure. Upon investigation, you find there isn’t a policy in place to address non-urgent patient requests for prescriptions. Discussion Question: What quality improvement strategies might you implement as an APN in this practice to safeguard your role and assure patient safety? Provide evidence to support your response . When developing policy, there are essential policy elements that must be considered. Policies should be designed utilizing best practice standards and research. The goal of instituting policies and procedures is to decrease adverse events. Developing an institutional policy for practice is a multidisciplinary effort that should involve close collaboration among clinicians, administrators, and risk managers. Caperelli-White & Urman (2014), state implications for practice are needed to develop policies and procedures for any practice. Epstein, et., al., (2015), stated The American Nurses Association (ANA) has guided and supported nursing practice through policy development and action; establishment of the scope and standards of nursing practice; and implementation of a nationally accepted Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. A quality improvement strategy that would be implemented is a policy that indicates role responsibility. Caperelli, et., al. (2014), suggests that
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