Emphasis is placed on the followingexemplars/topics:*Clinical decision support systems*Competence*Computers in health organizations*Ethical dilemmas*Just culture*National Patient Safety Goals
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:-Analyze ethical principles used to make decisions in providingindividual client care.-Analyze factors influencing nursing practice and accountability.-Apply knowledge of the National Patient Safety Goals forHospitals.-Explain the purpose of the National Patient Safety Goals.-Explain the steps involved in quality improvement.-Summarize the goals of a nursing information system.
EBP•is a systematic process that uses current evidence to makedecisions about patient care. Sackett and colleagues (1996) defineevidence-based medicine as the “conscientious, explicit andjudicious use of current best evidence in making decisions aboutthe care of individual patients” and “integrating individual clinicalexpertise with the best available external clinical evidence fromsystematic research”
Evidence Based Practice•The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) valuesevidencebased practice(EBP) as a way to affect best patient care. EBPintegrates the best available evidence to guide nursing care andimprove patient outcomes.•e
5 steps of Evidence BasedPractice•Ask a question. ...•Find information/evidence to answer question. ...•Critically appraise the information/evidence. ...•Integrate appraised evidence with own clinical expertise and patient'spreferences. ...•Evaluate.
EBP•isimportantbecause it aims to provide the most effective care that isavailable, with the aim of improving patient outcomes.•Patients expect to receive the most effective care based on the bestavailable evidence.
Quality and Safety•In the future, patients will have more accessto their own data and more communicationchannels with their extended care team.
Electronic Clinical Quality Measures•Next generation quality and safety products will need to supportstandards-based interoperability and all aspects of electronic clinicalquality measures•Quality and safety technology systems will need to support theincorporation of patient-reported data either entered directly by patientsor generated from their devices as additional data sources for a newgeneration of patient-reported quality and safety measures
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Summary of QSEN Competencies and DefinitionsCompetencyDescriptionPatient-centered careNurses respect the client’s autonomy regarding care decisions,assessing the client’s experiences and preferences and enlisting the