Describe a patient-safety issue within your organization, comparing the way your organization addresses the issue with the concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement and patient safety.

Directions

As you construct this assessment, address each point as completely as possible:

  • Describe a patient-safety issue within your organization, comparing the way your organization addresses the issue with the concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement and patient safety.
  • Analyze the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing the issue.
  • Recommend evidence-based interventions, including technology, to address the patient-safety issue.
  • Describe strategies to overcome specific organizational barriers to change, based on your knowledge of the organization.

Additional Requirements

  • Format: Include a title page and reference page. Use APA style and formatting.
  • Length: Ensure your completed assessment is 8–10 pages in length, not including the title page and reference page.
  • References: Cite at least five current scholarly or professional resources.
  • Font: Use double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.

MSN degree, APA format 1 page 3 references 1 from walden university library,

Due 3/2/2019 at 7pm EST

 

Wars and Nightingale

New Fields and Technology

Research and Respect

Past

Earliest nurses were often a response to wars and the need for medical care for injured soldiers.  These women were patriotic but not truly educated as nurses and often caused more damage than good related to their lack of basic healthcare knowledge (Keating & DeBoor, 2018).  Florence Nightingale was a proponent of nursing education from her own experiences during the Crimean War (Davida, 2012).  She influenced some of the first nursing schools with her idea that the education should stand alone and not be associated with an apprenticeship with the teaching hospital (Keating & DeBoor, 2018).

Present

Nurses of today specialize in all sorts of fields from the operating room to pediatrics to hospice to just name a few.  This specialization has made the nurse workforce incredibly diverse and nursing educators and programs have had to respond accordingly.  Economically, nursing schools have become expensive programs and often difficult to staff as experienced nurse educators retire (Keating & DeBoor, 2018).  Immense changes in technology from how a nurse charts to how IVFs are given have dramatically changed how nurses do their work and how they are educated.