Essay On Patient Safety And Quality Care

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Dr. Williams and Class,
In article one, the name of the chapter is “Defining Patient Safety and Quality Care” and the URL is http://archive.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/nursing/resources/nurseshdbk/MitchellP_DPSQ.pdf
The benefit of article one is to find a true definition of what is meant by quality care. In history, various people in health care had their own ideology of what was meant by quality. This is also a broad concept because what a person sees as quality, another person might think otherwise. According to (ANA, 2015, p. 89) defines quality as “the degree to which health services for patients, families, groups, and communities, or populations increase the likelihood of desired outcomes and are consistent
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Personally, respect and dignity while caring for the individual, regardless of color, race, age, creed or socioeconomic status is how I would define quality. On the other hand, patient safety is even a bigger concern because patients’ entrusted nurses with their lives. The section of this article, teaches us how to prevent medical errors, other costly mistakes and how they can be avoided. It emphasizes communication lapses which lead to commission of errors. Patient safety is the fundamental standard on which high quality of care is delivered. In last week’s discussion, I had mentioned that language barriers can impede high quality care and safety. Although it might take numerous years, we should not relinquish until we find ways and means to overcome these challenges to change. This information is applicable to my practice because in order to deliver patient care safely and timely, and make sure that I am adhering to the standard 14 and 17 of the (ANA, 2015). If we cannot comply with these standards, our effort would be…show more content…
This is not quick enough for some people, while others sense the fear of the unknown. After reading this article, I was able to grasp some of the vital concepts that change cannot occur in a short time-frame. It takes time, assessment, effort, commitment, planning and finance before it can become a reality. For example, we are here planning, preparing and empowering ourselves with the knowledge, and skills to take search literatures to find the best possible evidence to utilize in our daily practice. Nurses want to use the evidences to improve safety, high quality care leading up to exceptional patient’s
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