Medical Surgical Nursing Department 1 Course Objectives

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Match the following patient safety topics with their descriptions:

Medication Management & Safety = Overview of medication safety Nurse Staffing and Patient Care Quality and Safety = Course Outlines Patient Safety and Quality Care Quality strategies & approaches Fall Injury and Pressure Ulcers Prevention = Perform daily systematic risk assessment for hospital acquired hazards conditions Preventing Health Care–Associated Infections = Describe the effect of healthcare-associated infections

Match the following patient safety topics with their focus areas:

Patient Safety strategies = Tools for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Work Stress, Workload and Burnout among Nurses = Creating a Safe and High-Quality Health Care Environment The Effects of Fatigue and Sleepiness on Nurse Performance and Patient Safety = Nursing Workload and Patient Safety Safety of blood transfusion = Preventing and Controlling Health Care–Associated Infections

Match the following patient safety topics with their impact areas:

Understanding Adverse Events: A Human Factors Framework = Demonstrate the devastating effects of inadequate infection control and know how to minimize the risks of contamination Safe and High-Quality Health Care Environment = Safe and High-Quality Health Care Environment Measurement and quality improvement = Safe and High-Quality Health Care Environment Working Conditions and the Work Environment for Nurses = Safe and High-Quality Health Care Environment

Match the following patient safety topics with their prevention measures:

Daily systematic risk assessment for hospital acquired hazards conditions = Course Outlines Patient Safety and Quality Care Quality strategies & approaches Preventing and Controlling Health Care–Associated Infections = Preventing Health Care–Associated Infections Fall Injury and Pressure Ulcers Prevention = Fall Injury and Pressure Ulcers Prevention Safety List area’s where nurses can significantly reduce harm = Preventing Health Care–Associated Infections

Match the following patient safety topics with their focus on nurse performance:

The Effects of Fatigue and Sleepiness on Nurse Performance and Patient Safety = The Effects of Fatigue and Sleepiness on Nurse Performance and Patient Safety Work Stress, Workload and Burnout among Nurses = Work Stress, Workload and Burnout among Nurses Nursing Workload and Patient Safety = Nursing Workload and Patient Safety Creating a Safe and High-Quality Health Care Environment = Creating a Safe and High-Quality Health Care Environment

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Medical Surgical Nursing Department 1 Course Objectives

  • Define related terms in medical surgical nursing
  • Identify the goals of patient safety and quality improvement

Quality Improvement

  • Describe the basic principles of quality improvement
  • Understand fundamental concepts in quality improvement
  • Identify safety and quality measures
  • Monitor and report performance and outcomes

Quality Improvement Strategies

  • Implement and monitor safety and quality improvement strategies
  • Identify areas for improvement in safety and quality

Quality Improvement Project

  • Identify the environment and key steps for a successful quality improvement project

Quality Improvement Tools

  • Become familiar with several quality improvement tools and their use
  • Demonstrate quality indicators
  • Use a range of quality improvement activities

Patient Harm

  • Discuss the global burden of patient harm
  • Identify areas where nurses can significantly improve patient care

Test your knowledge of the course objectives for Medical Surgical Nursing Department 1. Assess your understanding of terms, goals of patient safety and quality improvement, basic principles, fundamental concepts, safety and quality measures, monitoring and reporting performance, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing improvement strategies.

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