Patient safety and quality of patient care are
the focus of some of the largest changes within health care. IHIâ€™s Triple Aim
initiative, as well as the Joint Commission and QSEN, are aimed at improving both the
safety and quality of health care. This Assignment gives you the opportunity to
focus on your chosen policy issue for the Position Paper and to explore factors
that adversely impact quality and safety.
To prepare for this
Review the health care
policy that you selected in Week 1.
Analyze your selected
policy in relation to patient quality of care and safety.
Relate your policy to
IHI Triple Aim initiatives (found in the Learning Resources).
Examine the Assignment
rubric for additional information and guidance.
Write a 2- to 3-page
paper utilizing the health care policy you selected in Week 1 and 2.
Respond to the following prompts:
In what ways does your
policy address safety, quality, or improved outcomes of care for patients?
Does your policy do an effective
job of addressing the issue? Why or why not? Be specific and use examples.
Explain the role of the
nurse in addressing the quality and safety standards within your policy.
Based on your assessment
of the effectiveness of your policy on patient safety and quality of care, as
well as your research from Weeks 1 and 2, what position do you plan to take in
your Position Paper (which is due in Week 5)? Be specific on your viewpoint and
Support your position
with scholarly references in addition