NR 510 Week 5 Case Study Discussion Part 3.docx - NR510 week 5 Discussion Question Three Discussion Question Part Three According to Buppert(2011

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NR510 week 5 Discussion Question Three Discussion Question Part Three (&) According to Buppert (2011), quality improvement & patient safety are inextricably intertwined . A work environment that supports teamwork & respect for other people is essential to promote patient safety & quality of care. Unprofessional behavior is disruptive & adversely impacts patient & staff satisfaction, the recruitment & retention of healthcare professionals, communication, teamwork & undermines a culture of safety. Unprofessional behavior is therefore unacceptable. Discussion Question Question : How does teamwork increase patient safety? Provide evidence & rationales to support your decisions. Topic responses Discussion Question Exp& All Katherine De Los Trinos-Ocampo 8/4/2016 4:44:04 - Week 5 Discussion Question Part Three “Teams make fewer mistakes than individuals, especially when each team member knows the responsibilities of other team members” (Pettit & Duffy, 2015, p. 25). It is for this reason effective communication & collaboration amongst healthcare providers is of utmost importance in safeguarding patients from harm. TeamSTEPPS is an evidenced-based practice tool created by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Patient Safety Program & the Agency for Health-care Research & Quality that can be implemented everywhere that patient care is occurring. The goal of TeamSTEPPS is to enhance the team building experience by focusing on four skills; communication, leadership, situation monitoring, & mutual support in order to improve patient safety (Pettit & Duffy, 2015). Communication & ineffective teamwork have been identified as causes for medical errors. By actively improving both of these areas through the implementation
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of tools such as TeamSTEPPS, healthcare providers will be better equipped to serve & protect patients more effectively & avoid preventable errors. Reference Pettit, A.M. & Duffy, J. (2015). Patient safety: Creating a culture change to support communication & teamwork. The Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 26 (4), 23-26. Show Less Instructor Duncan reply to Katherine De Los Trinos-Ocampo 8/7/2016 1:28:21 - RE: Week 5 Discussion Question Part 3 Hi Katherine, You have broached an interesting perspective about teams, ad emphasized a well-known initiative to improve patient care settings. Very thorough post! Great work! Dr. Duncan Show Less Jenica Hughes 8/4/2016 9:39:44 - Teamwork & Patient Safety Dr. Duncan & class, The lesson for this week focuses on the need for a culture of patient safety in order to achieve the best patient outcomes (Chamberlain College of Nursing [CCN], 2015). One way to ensure that patient safety is a priority is knowing that there is teamwork amongst the staff. A culture of safety exists in the presence of teamwork & trusting relationships with the patients (Howell, 2015). Working in a Level One Trauma Center over the past 17 years has taught me that teamwork is paramount to
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patient safety. When a critically ill patient arrives, teamwork is essential for the best outcome for the patient. Teamwork allows for a patient to receive needed medical care in a timely fashion. If a nurse receives an acutely ill patient without any assistance
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