C489 Task 1.docx - Running head Organizational Systems Task 1 Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 1 Kali Gonzalez Western Governors

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Running head: Organizational Systems Task 1 1 Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 1 Kali Gonzalez Western Governors University
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Running head: Organizational Systems Task 1 2 A. UNDERSTANDING OF NURSING QUALITY INDICATORS The application of nursing-quality indicators could assist the nurses in this case in identifying issues that may interfere with patient care by having set goals specifically for this type of issue. There are many nursing indicators that the NDNQI identify. I believe the main indicators that the nurses in this scenario should focus on are; Hospital acquired pressure ulcers and the incident rates from the Electronic Health Record, Physical Restraints, and Reassessment cycles. The nurses on staff need to be aware of these specific indicators to increase patient satisfaction and decrease harm to the patient. When someone is more aware of a certain situation or, in this case an “indicator” they are more likely to take action because they are focused on the task. The utilization of these indicators helps nurses by being able to recognize the issues at hand and take responsibility for the problems that affect a patient’s perception of their care in the hospital setting. B. ADVANCING QUALITY PATIENT CARE There were many nursing quality indicators that were present in this case. The main ones that stuck out were the Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers, Patient Satisfaction and Physical Restraint Prevalence. Mr. J had a bad experience with both identified indicators. As pointed out by Mr. J’s daughter, he had a red depressed area on his sacrum, which is a developing pressure
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