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Patients whom are fully educated upon discharge are equipped with all the tools needed to assure positive outcomes. Influencing Quality Improvement Activities The professional nurse demonstrates leadership in influencing quality improvement activities by carrying out the policies and procedures in place. When quality improvement plans are created, it is the role of the nurse to implement and test the changes within the plan. Quality improvement activities have a goal of improving patient outcomes. Patient outcomes are improved with nurses providing high quality care. It can be presumed that by participating in quality improvement activities, the professional nurse provides high quality patient centered care which also improves patient outcomes.
Running head: Organizational Systems Task 2 11 Updated: 2/1/19 E1. Involving Professional Nurse in RCA and FMEA Processes The professional nurse has a significant role in the RCA and FMEA processes. Nurses are at the frontline of patient care and by providing patient care have the greatest amount of knowledge in the process. Nurses provide the best insight to what caused an event to occur as well as during implementation. Nurses are the primary caregivers responsible for carrying out interventions from the intervention testing and ensuring effectiveness of change.
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