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1. The surgery department’s monthly case review revealed the need for the development of a new innovation to better meet surgical patient outcomes. Which of the following would the Advance Practice Nurse need to consider having as part of theinnovation committee?2/2Surgical technician, risk manager and surgeonSurgeon, scrub nurse and patientReferring physician, circulating nurse and patientSurgeon, risk manager and scrub nurse2. An MSN needs to assign a staff member to assist a medical director in the development of a quality program for a newly established service. Which of the following staff members is most appropriate for this project?3. The MSN leader is regularly monitoring the number of inappropriate referrals, the timeliness of discharge planning, and the number of days of discharge delays. What additional monitor should the MSN leader recommend to the Discharge Planning Team to be added to the process for evaluating the appropriateness of discharge planning interventions?
attainment of discharge planning goalsFeedbackRationale: Option b is the only response that would yield outcome data to evaluate the appropriateness (and effectiveness) of discharge planning interventions—and tell us how our patients are doing!Options a, c, and d are process measures that might help us identify areas in need of improvement—these would tell us how accurately or efficiently we perform these processes. In addition, Option A would not be highly specific to discharge planning—multiple providers place documentation in progress notes and not just for purposes of discharge planning. Options c and d involve referrals to discharge planning—a referral is a notification that discharge planning is needed; this would occur prior to any interventions being implemented by a discharge planner.4. Pharmacy Services and Nursing are having difficulty developing an action plan for medication errors. Pharmacy Services states that Nursing Services cause the majority of the problems related to errors, while Nursing Services states the opposite. The MSN Leader’s role in resolving this problem is to:5. In beginning a new quality improvement innovation, the designated committee identifies a need for change in the medication reconciliation process, and creates a