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Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses into Your Curriculum: A Workshop Funded by a grant from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AUTHOR(S):Altmiller, Gerry; Armstrong, Gail; Durham, Carol; Kenner, Carole ABSTRACT: The QSEN Competencies include implementation of quality improvement strategies, evidence-based practice, patient safety, integration of informatics into patient care and health management, patient centeredness in care management, and strategies to improve the teamwork and collaboration required to achieve consistent positive outcomes and improve the delivery of care. Nurses must enter the workforce with these competencies, and nurse educators need support and strategies to embed these competencies into nursing education. These presentations focus specifically on providing nurse educators in the academic and practice arenas, the knowledge and resources necessary to fully and effectively integrate these competencies into teaching plans in both settings. The workshop highlights research findings related to the QSEN Competencies, as well as resources available to engage nurses and nursing students in work that promotes competency development. Nationally recognized experts in patient care, nursing education, and quality improvement provide the instruction and coaching for these presentations. The...


March 23, 2017

Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient Safety Awareness Week Is Less than a week away! Join Us, March 12-18, 2017 Patient Safety Awareness Week, a highlight of the United for Patient Safety Campaign , is time dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public.   Join @theNPSF and others for a Twitter chat Patient Safety: What Patients Want (and Need) to Know Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET Use the hashtag #PSAW17chat to join the conversation! Register today for a complimentary webcast, which will focus on efforts to engage the public more actively in patient safety: The Voice of the Patient and the Public Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET Speakers: Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS President and CEO National Patient Safety Foundation and the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Rosemary Gibson Senior Advisor The Hastings Center Marshall Allen Reporter ProPublica Martin J. Hatlie, JD President and CEO Project Patient Care Register now here.     Throughout the week, NPSF is encouraging those on social media to demonstrate the fact that “We are all patients”...


March 6, 2017

SAFETY Bundle Simulation Day

At conclusion of junior year, students completed course theory in Nursing Foundations and Adult Health and Illness pertaining to but not limited to peri-operative nursing, SBAR communication, patient safety risks, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and medication delivery. Students had one semester of medical surgical clinical and also completed their foundation skills competencies through-out the year in labs. Safety Bundle Day was constructed to apply a full day simulation experience in lieu of the last clinical day for the entire junior class. The purpose was to apply the culmination of content learned to clinical practice in a safe controlled environment, provide an opportunity to apply new skills in the mock code, collaborate with one another and with interdisciplinary persons. In a cost effective planning approach, faculty organized the simulation utilizing available materials in lab, and resources within the college at large, and personnel, i.e.: simulation operating room facility The activity ran multiple times through-out the day with student groups pre-assigned. 1. Operating room: Surgeon (interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration) provided group of students’ discussion on various nursing roles in operating room, circulating nurse,...


February 14, 2017

An Education Strategy Engaging Nursing ...

The purpose of this assignment is to help nursing students gain an understanding of their role in patient safety and provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skill, and attitude essential to provide safe, quality care. The one six-hour assignment is for pre-licensure students in the third year of their nursing program. The students participate in a (a) one hour didactic classroom lecture, (b) 90 minute group exercise, and (c) a three hour collaborative hands-on experience with other healthcare professionals. The lecture consists of information on national organizations involvement and support of patient safety, review of the National Patient Safety Goals, the JCAHO tracer methodology, and the QSEN patient safety KSAs. Students will divide into groups of 4-5 for the group exercise. Students will view the first three parts of the Lewis Blackman Story video. This video is one of several available on the QSEN website and can be accessed via URL http://qsen.org/faculty-resources/videos/the-lewis-blackman-story/. Following the video, each group will receive a case study and asked to participate as a member of the healthcare team. The group will identify safety...


February 7, 2017