Week 3: Discussion Question 1 – Nurse Leader Role – Patient Safety
There is a one in a million chance of a person being harmed while travelling by plane. In comparison, there is a one in 300 chance of a patient being harmed while receiving health care. One estimate is a cost of nine billion dollars annually.
What is the most frequent patient incident on your unit and how have nursing leaders intervened to decrease the number of incidents?
How much interaction is there between your healthcare organization and nursing leaders and the nursing staff about the nurses’ role in patient safety?
Week 3: Discussion Question 2 – Four Key Concepts of Patient Safety
Discuss the four key concepts of patient safety and how you, as a nurse leader, can ensure implementation in a healthcare setting.
Week 3: Assignment – EHR Documentation and Patient Safety Standards Paper
Discuss how use of electronic health records (EHR) is affecting the quality of patient documentation and positive patient outcomes. Review the Standards of Patient Safety for 2019, and identify two or three of the standards that need to be implemented on your nursing unit/setting with rationale. What would you expect in regard to patient outcomes after implementation of the selected standards?
Concisely summarize your discussion.