The Role Of Quality Improvement In Nursing

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Quality improvement programs are put into place to ensure all employees are held accountable for their actions, integrating evidence-based practice into healthcare, and to continually improve care to countless populations (Huber, 2014). In this paper I 'm going to explain my organization 's quality program goals and structure. Next, I will describe how quality improvement projects are selected; I will also discuss the quality methodology, tools and techniques, and project management. Following this I will explain how nursing staff is trained in quality improvement process and how quality improvement activities and process is communicated to the nursing staff. I will clarify how the organization evaluates quality improvement activities for effectiveness …show more content…
This individual ensures the processes needed for quality management are established and report to the cabinet on the performance of the quality management system. They are to promote awareness of patient requirements through the organization. The management representative may include a liaison with external parties on any matters relating to the quality management system. The process improvement center specialist can serve as a backup management representative if the director of quality management is …show more content…
The data collected includes patient satisfaction, conformity to product requirements, characteristics and trends, supplier performance, internal audit findings, and data to support organizational goals and improvement from management review. When nonconforming products are detected the organization takes appropriate actions. They Maintain documents hospital-wide process for investigation and effective implementation of preventative actions to eliminate the cause of potential problems in order to prevent this occurrence; when the quality improvement is an effective the whole process begins over again. One example of quality improvement within our organization is tracking patient satisfaction. Surveys are sent home with patients for them to evaluate the hospital. Using the surveys, we are able to identify our strengths and weakness and improve patient care. With the help of these surveys we initiated bedside reporting and nurse to patient communication scores improved. Patients felt more involved with their care and provided the hospital with a better overall score. Another quality improvement included allowing nurses to determine when a Foley may be removed per protocol. This has decreased infections and also improve patient outcomes. Early removal of Foley catheters

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