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advanced nursing, 70(11), 2469-2482. Response to peer posts Maria Lazarte Hello Lazarte, I like your post. You have talked about the role of nurses in quality improvement noting that nurses are the immediate healthcare providers to a patient. Indeed, bedside nurses are the implementers of all quality improvement goals within a healthcare organization. Besides bedside nurses, there are other levels of nurses that also play an impeccable role in quality improvement. Nurse leaders, as Barnard & Hannon (2010) explain, set the tone and the framework for the involvement of the nursing department in quality improvement goals. They create the vision for quality, and they constantly monitor, measure, control, and improve nursing-sensitive indicators. To extend the conversation about what NSIs are, I suggest you also examine them based on how they affect nursing practice. NSIs affect the nursing structure, nursing processes, and nursing outcomes. Nursing structure indicators focus on things like the size of nursing staff and the skills or competencies mix. Nursing process indicators examine specific processes such as methods of assessment. Nursing outcomes indicators examine the healthcare outcomes that are impacted by nursing care such as readmission rates and patient falls. NSIs play a crucial role in nurse care delivery. For example, they help in the development of systems to monitor progress in quality improvement. It is not possible to measure quality
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WEEK 9 NURSING ROLE AND SCOPE 5 without having indicators of quality. Therefore, NSIs act as indicators of healthcare quality for which nurses have a direct influence over. Also, NSIs allow nurses to focus on one quality indicator at a time. This operationalizes quality improvement as nurses can improve every aspect of patient care. This is especially important because it breaks down quality improvement into doable practices. Reference Barnard, C. & Hannon, B. J. (2010). Quality Improvement for Nurse Managers: Engage Staff and Improve Patient Outcomes. Hcpro Incorporated Taymir Torres Hello Torres, I like your post. You have talked about the role of nurses in complying with quality standards set by their organization or professional associations. In my understanding,
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