Safety Score Improvement Plan

Description
Write a 3 4 page safety score improvement plan for mitigating concerns addressing IV Infections as a patient
safety goal. Determine what a best evidence based practice is and design a plan for resolving issues resulting
from not maintaining patient safety.
Identify nursing leadership priorities using a systems perspective.
Identify a patient safety issue.
Apply systems theory and systems thinking to facilitate health care delivery and patient outcomes.
Apply systems thinking to explain how current policies and procedures may affect a safety issue.
Explain a strategy to collect information about the safety concern.
Explain a plan to implement a recommendation and monitor outcomes.
Recommend an evidence based strategy to improve the safety issue.
Evaluate how power relates to health care organizational structure, behavior, and leadership.
Describe the influence of nursing leadership in driving the needed changes.
Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
Deliverable: Safety Score Improvement Plan
Develop a 3 4 page safety score improvement plan for IV infections.
Identify the health care setting and nursing unit of your choice in the title of the mitigation plan. For example,
“Safety Score Improvement Plan for Laredo Rehabilitation Center.”
Demonstrate systems theory and systems thinking as you develop your recommendations.
Organize your report with these 2 headings:
(1) Study of Factors
Identify a patient safety issue.
Describe the influence of nursing leadership in driving the needed changes.
Apply systems thinking to explain how current policies and procedures may affect a safety issue.
(2) Recommendations
Recommend an evidence based strategy to improve the safety issue.
Explain a strategy to collect information about the safety concern.
How would you determine the sources of the problem
Explain a plan to implement a recommendation and monitor outcomes.
What quality indicators will you use
How will you monitor outcomes
Will policies or procedures need to be changed
Will nursing staff need training
What tools will you need to do this
Library resources
Morath, J. (2011). Nurses create a culture of patient safety: It takes more than projects. Online Journal of Issues
in Nursing, 16(3), 2.
Stimpfel, A. W., & Aiken, L. H. (2013). Hospital staff nurses’ shift length associated with safety and quality of
care. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 28(2),
Internet Resources
Hospital Safety Score. (n.d.). What is patient safety Retrieved from http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/what ispatient safety
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Hospital acquired conditions. Retrieved from
https://www.cms.gov/medicare/medicare fee for service payment/hospitalacqcond/hospitalacquired_conditions.html

 
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