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1 Nurse Sensitive Indicators Taline Papazian NSG/468 07/23/2020 Professor Kehlenbrink
2 Nursing Sensitive Indicators What are nursing sensitive indicators. According to (Farquhar, 2020) “The Quality Indicators (QIs) developed and maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are one response to the need for multidimensional, accessible quality measures that can be used to gage performance in health care. The QIs are evidence based and can be used to identify variations in the quality of care provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis”. Types of nursing sensitive indicators. According to (NWS, 2020) “Structural indicators: indicators that combine supply of nursing staff, their education, certification and skill levels. Process indicators: Measures methods of patient examination and the subsequent nursing interventions. Nursing job satisfaction is also a process indicator. Process indicators: NSIs that reflect patient outcomes that are accepted to be nursing-sensitive as they depend on the quality and quantity of nursing care. Process indicators include things like falls and ulcers. There are other types of patient outcomes relating to other elements in medical care but health care profession does not regard them to be nursing-sensitive. These not NSIs outcomes include things like cardiac failure and readmission rates”. Condition. Pressure Ulcers is the condition I chose. I work in the ER, OR, L and D, PP, and occasionally other floors. Pressure Ulcers have been being cracked down on for a couple of years now in the organization I work for. Currently you have to do a head to toe skin assessment with two RN’s within 24 hours of the patient being admitted, you must document and sores or wounds by image, you must also document on flowsheets, and hand off report and do another head to toe
3 assessment when the patient transfers to any other floor. If we document or see any wounds, we

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