Discuss the role of the nurse leader in fostering and promoting initiatives related to patient safety.

Discussion Question1: Patient Safety

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Week 9 – Assignment 1 Discussion Discussion Question 1: Patient Safety High-performing teams in healthcare organizations are the key to success in creating cultures of quality and safety. A high-performing team that works collaboratively enhances communication and patient safety. Healthcare teams that are not high performing and do not work well together are actually a liability in patient safety. For example, it is apparent to patients and their families when healthcare teams are not working collaboratively and communicating with each other. Kaiser Permanente has developed a framework of communication that healthcare staff can use to communicate about their patients, called the situation-background-assessment-recommendation (SBAR) technique (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, n.d.). This technique can be used to foster a culture of teamwork and patient safety. Using the readings for the week, the South University Online Library, and the Internet, respond to the following: Discuss the role of the nurse leader in fostering and promoting initiatives related to patient safety. Examine the relationship between patient safety and high-performing interprofessional healthcare teams. Discuss how the use of communication strategies like SBAR improves the high-performing interprofessional healthcare teams. Comment on the postings of at least two peers. Evaluation Criteria: Discussed the role of the nurse leader in fostering and promoting initiatives related to patient safety. Examined the relationship between patient safety and high-performing interprofessional healthcare teams. Discussed how the use of communication strategies like SBAR improves the high-performing interprofessional healthcare teams. Justified your answers with appropriate research and reasoning. Commented on the postings of at least two peers.
DQ2 Discussion Question 2: Quality of Care There are many variables influencing the definition of quality of care. For example, patients and their families may perceive quality in one way and the healthcare provider may perceive quality of care in a much different manner. In assessing quality of care, the nurse leader must create a culture of quality through the structures, processes, and outcomes in the healthcare organization. It is only through commitment and the creation of a culture of quality and safety that healthcare organizations in the twenty-first century can succeed and excel. Using the readings for the week, the South University Online Library, and the Internet, respond to the following: Explain the relationship between quality of care and Medicare reimbursement. Summarize two contemporary external influences to the healthcare organization that are impacting reimbursement to healthcare organizations based on quality of care. Describe one strategy your current or former healthcare organization uses to assess and measure quality of care. Comment on the postings of at least two peers. Evaluation Criteria: Explained the relationship between quality of care and Medicare reimbursement. Summarized two contemporary external influences to the healthcare organization that are impacting reimbursement to healthcare organizations based on quality of care. Described one strategy your current or former healthcare organization uses to assess and measure quality of care. Justified your answers with appropriate research and reasoning. Commented on the postings of at least two peers.

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