outcomes by making the patient’s safety and comfort their priority. Nurses should always be on high alert to quickly detect any errors in patient care, thus preventing harm to the patient. By being attentive and closely monitoring the patient throughout the duration of the patient’s stay, acting as a patient advocate, and giving careful care to the patient, the nurse will be able to act a leader in improving patient outcomes. Nurses play a big role in influencing quality improvement activities. As the eyes and voices of the patients, nurses play a primary role in influencing quality improvement activities. Since nurses usually have the most knowledge about individual patient’s issues, organizations will usually rely mainly on nurse’s ideas to help make any changes or plan any activities that could improve patient care quality. Nurses daily perform quality control to ensure patient safety. E1. It is very important that the professional nurse participate in RCA and FMEA. Since the nurse is most directly involved with the patients and uses evidence-based practice to provide care for their patients, their input in RCA and FMEA is vital. Nurses can demonstrate leadership by giving input and sharing their ideas in these meetings. They can relay important information to the team that can assist the team in making better decisions to ensure improved patient care and outcomes, as well as a decreased number of errors.
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