Definition: Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
Identify one way that a nursing unit could address these areas:
Knowledge Skills Attitudes
Examine human factors and other basic safety design principles as well as commonly used unsafe practices (such as, work-arounds and dangerous abbreviations) Demonstrate effective use of technology and standardized practices that support safety and quality
Describe the benefits and limitations of selected safety-enhancing technologies (such as, barcodes, Computer Provider Order Entry, medication pumps, and automatic alerts/alarms) Demonstrate effective use of strategies to reduce risk of harm to self or others
Value the contributions of standardization/reliability to safety
Discuss effective strategies to reduce reliance on memory Use appropriate strategies to reduce reliance on memory (such as. forcing functions, checklists)
Appreciate the cognitive and physical limits of human performance
Delineate general categories of errors and hazards in care
Communicate observations or concerns related to hazards and errors to patients, families and the health care team
Value own role in preventing errors
How does your unit address these issues, or do they?
Knowledge Skills Attitudes
Describe factors that create a culture of safety (such as, open communication strategies and organizational error reporting systems)
Use organizational error reporting systems for near miss and error reporting
Describe processes used in understanding causes of error and allocation of responsibility and accountability (such as, root cause analysis and failure mode effects analysis) Participate appropriately in analyzing errors and designing system improvements
Engage in root cause analysis rather than blaming when errors or near misses occur
Value vigilance and monitoring (even of own performance of care activities) by patients, families, and other members of the health care team
Discuss potential and actual impact of national patient safety resources, initiatives and regulations Use national patient safety resources for own professional development and to focus attention on safety in care settings
Value relationship between national safety campaigns and implementation in local practices and practice settings
question we are researching:
In overweight person, how big is the risk for developing heart diseases, type 2 diabetes and stroke compared to normal weight person in the future.
Review the guidelines and grading rubric for the Research Database Assignment due in Week 3. Search for ONE research database that is relevant to your nursing clinical issue, briefly describe the issue you are investigating, and?use the instructions on the form provided in Doc Sharing to write your review.?Briefly describe your process for locating databases that contain relevant research studies. Did you have any difficulties or face any challenges?
below is just an example of how the answer should look, I’m just no good at finding databases and such,
Title of Database: National Institute of Nursing Research
Location of Database: www.ninr.nih.gov
Owner or publisher of Database: National Institute of Nursing Research
Describe the research database:
? The National Institute of Nursing Research supports and provides evidence based resources for medical staff and individuals. They provide information and support for adults above age 60 in health issues ranging from long term care resources to contact information to help families and individuals with healthcare needs or concerns.
Explain how the source relates to your topic of interest:
? The National Institute of Nursing Research provides multiple sources of information on care giver issues. They provide resources for families and spouses of patients with many diseases. They have many articles on the problems and solutions that come with taking care of a loved one. The website is easy to navigate and has vital information that I will be able to use concerning care givers.