Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership
Your Name (without letters or titles)
Western Governors University
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 1
A. Nursing Sensitive Indicators
The task directions for this prompt are to discuss how an understanding of nursing sensitive indicators could assist the nurses in the scenario identify issues that may interfere with patient care. Note that the introduction to the scenario provides you with some specific nursing sensitive indicators (NSI) to be considered. Think about how your understanding of those indicators helps you to improve the care you give, then translate that to the scenario in the prompt. There are others that can be found at the ANA website, http://www.nursingworld.org. To effectively answer this, and the following, prompt, you will want to visit that website and familiarize yourself with NSI – what they are, and how they are used.
You do not need to address all of the NSI listed in the scenario. Choose only those that you feel are appropriate to the scenario. Be sure, though, to answer the prompt fully. As the rubric notes, you want to provide a logical discussion, with substantial support for your response.
B. Quality Patient Care
The task directions for this prompt are to analyze how hospital data on specific NSI (such as incidence of pressure ulcers and prevalence of restraints) could advance patient care throughout the hospital. This prompt is NOT specific to the scenario, but asks you to consider how hospitals might use NSI to advance the nursing care it provides. That is, the focus of this prompt is DATA and how it is collected and used by hospitals to improve the care they provide. It is most likely that your hospital is doing this. How? What evidence do you have that suggests this? How is the data used? If you are currently working in a healthcare facility, give some examples of how this might be accomplished.
C. System Resources, Referrals,...