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improving patient outcomes by; participating in research, performing the most current evidence-based practices, utilizing nursing-sensitive indicators, routinely reassessing patients and monitoring for complications, providing timely interventions, and advocating for their patients (Cherry & Jacobs, 2014). Nurses may influence quality improvement activities by identifying thepotential safety concerns in their daily work, gathering information at the bedside, implementing changes clinically, and providing recommendations for an improvement plan.E1. Involving Professional Nurse in RCA and FMEA ProcessesProfessional nurses need to be included in RCA and FMEA because they are at the center of the care team and are directly involved in the processes of care delivery. Nurses are a vital team member of an RCA team because they have the most experience with processes and interdisciplinary coordination of care. Nurses can help the team to identify policies in place and where breakdown in care occurs. To overlook nurses in and RCA would be a mistake and potentially compromise the results. Nurses also play an important role on a FMEA team. Nurses are trained to look for and monitor constantly for adverse outcomes, very similar to the preventative nature of FMEA. Nurses should be involved in FMEA because their knowledge helps to identify causes, risks, and severity of an outcome. Nurses are also important in implementing changes to policy because they have a better understanding of practicality in the clinical setting. For this reason, nurses and their input are important for developing recommendations in an improvement plan. Incorporating nurses into higher level functions of management allows nurses to have a voice in the direction of their own practice and to feel empowered by their work.
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