Evaluating Quality Patient Outcomes

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Description

How can data provide information to evaluate quality patient outcomes? Give an example of data that can reflect poor quality in care. How can quality improvement be a daily task in patient care? Why does continuous quality improvement need to be associated with change?

READING

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

Read Safe Patient Handling and Mobility-Why and How of Nursing, pp. 22–33

Required Reading
Hughes, R. G. (Ed.). (2008). Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses (AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from https://archive.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/nursing/resources/nurseshdbk/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Section 1, Chapter 1: Defining Patient Safety and Quality Care

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