Essay on What Is Patient Safety And Quality Care And The Url Is Http

1005 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Dr. Williams and Class,
In article one the name of the chapter is Defining Patient Safety and Quality Care and the URL is http://archive.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/nursing/resources/nurseshdbk/MitchellP_DPSQ.pdf
The benefit of article one is to find a true definition of what is meant by quality care. In history, various people in health care had their own ideology of what was meant by quality. This is also a broad concept because what a person sees as quality, another person might think otherwise. According to (ANA, 2015, p. 89) defines quality as “the degree to which health services for patients, families, groups, and communities, or populations increase the likelihood of desired outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.” The fact that the patient entire family dynamics are included in this definition this will assist the nurse to gain a comprehensive picture of how to deliver safer and quality care. Leading the 21st century, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) believes that “quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.” Today, with all the complexities and chronic illnesses, we need all the above terminologies to incorporate in our daily practice to care for this diverse population.
Our Cardiac Intensive Care unit (CICU) has the most Code blues throughout the entire hospital, and when I help to save that individual’s life the family is elated. Personally, respect and dignity while…

Related Documents