Patient Safety

Reflecting on the “IHI Module PS 101: Introduction to Patient Safety,” summarize why it is essential to improve patient safety. Use one of the articles from this week’s topic Resources and describe the framework or theory that was used to improve the patient outcome. What outcome measures were identified and how did they align with the improvement project? Explain how the authors learned from the error or unintended events to ensure patient safety. Provide supporting evidence.


Haley, T., & Fritz, S. (2019). Treat the resident, not the urine: Using patient safety to reduce urinary tract infections and overuse of urine culture in long term care. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control, 47(6), S8.

Booms, E., Dabeny, B. W., & Cooper, D. (2020). Implementing sleep apnea screening prior to conscious sedation procedures in a rural hospital: A quality improvement project. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 13(3), 243-248. https://doi-org/10.1891/JD-19-00078

Ortiz, M. R. (2021). Best practices in patient-centered care: Nursing theory reflections. Nursing Science Quarterly34(3). https://doi-org/10.1177/08943184211010432


Institute for Healthcare Improvement – IHI. (2019, February 19). Establishing measures [Video]. YouTube.


Institute for Healthcare Improvement – IHI. (2016, May 12). Dr. Mike Evans: An illustrated look at quality improvement in health care [Video]. YouTube.


Clinical Excellence Commission. (2020, September 17). The six dimensions of healthcare quality [Video]. YouTube.

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Patient Safety


Patient Outcomes and Sustainable Change

Improving clinical care quality is one of the main advantages of patient safety initiatives. For instance, anti-misdiagnosis measures enable doctors provide their patients the right medicine for what they really have, rather than merely a band-aid solution to their symptoms (Ortiz, 2021). Improving care for patients with chronic diseases via these initiatives and revised hospital discharge protocols will help reduce hospital readmission rates. Even if a patient must be in the hospital for an extended period of time due to their treatment, a patient safety program may assist guarantee that their psychological and physiological needs will be met.

Care for patients and their loved ones should be based on policies that are informed by nursing theories. In “Best practices in patient-centered care: Nursing theory reflections,” the author probes the ways in which various nursing theories’ conceptual aspects might be linked to exemplary cases and policies of patient-centered care (Ortiz, 2021). These connections illuminate the potential for nursing expertise within healthcare systems that prioritize person-centered approaches to treatment. The role of nurses in patient care should be spelled out clearly in any patient-centered care policy.

The article’s outcome measures were developed with the patient in mind and made use of innovative techniques for measuring the quality of care and the safety of the healthcare system. Analysis of health outcomes, patient-reported outcome measures, and innovative methods for assessing the patient experience all fall under this category.

It was discovered by the author that medical mistakes significantly increase healthcare expenditures, including health insurance premiums. The only way to reduce the harm and expense of medical mistakes is for healthcare providers to collaborate. Error reporting is a cornerstone of error elimination. Reporting problems, employing mechanisms to hold providers responsible for performance, and providing information that leads to greater safety are all things the author emphasized (Ortiz, 2021).


Ortiz, M. R. (2021). Best practices in patient-centered care: Nursing theory reflections. Nursing Science Quarterly34(3). https://doi-org/10.1177/08943184211010432

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