NR 447 Week 5 Discussion: Patient Outcomes
NR 447 Week 5 Discussion: Patient Outcomes
Review the story at the link below before posting to the Discussion:
Rau, J. (2015). Half of nation’s hospitals fail again to escape Medicare’s readmission penalties. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from After you have finished, consider how you would respond to the following situation:
Your local hospital has received notice from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) regarding their readmission rates.
As a BSN prepared nurse, you have been asked to serve as a consultant to suggest a new Quality (Performance) Improvement process for ONEof the areas of deficiency. Write some brief steps (suggestions) for improvement as you contemplate accepting the consulting opportunity.
Share practice improvements utilized from your own clinical nursing experiences that have led to enhanced patient outcomes. NR 447 Week 5 Discussion: Patient Outcomes.
NR 447 Week 6 Assignment: Performance Measurement PowerPoint
Performance Measurement PowerPoint Slideshow:
The purpose of this Assignment is to locate and compare performance measurement data on common health conditions for the hospitals in your area. You will investigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services websites and locate hospital compare data for hospitals within a 50 ile radius of the community where you are working or had your prelicensure clinical experiences. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation and share the results of your findings. Opportunities for improving performance measurement indicators will be shared. NR 447 Week 5 Discussion: Patient Outcomes.
Completion of this Assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO 2)
CO 2: Implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team through communication and relationship building. (PO 3)
CO 3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO 7) NR 447 Week 5 Discussion: Patient Outcomes.
CO 7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (POs 2 and 3)
CO 8: Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process and outcome measures to identify clinical questions as the beginning process of changing current practice.
(PO 8) Due Dates This Assignmentis to be submitted to the Dropboxby Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 6. Points This Assignment is worth 200 points.
Review information found on the following website related to hospital compare Read the information carefully and then locate the following website. Search for hospitals within a 50 mile radius of the community where you are working or had your prelicensure clinical experiences. Type in your zip code. Select your hospital andtwo others. Select hospitals/facilities and choose compare. If you live in a remote area and there are no hospitals listed within a 50 mile radius, select a zip code for a family member or a close friend who does not live near you. The idea is to review comparative data.
Click on the following topics to learn more. a. Survey of patient’s experiences b. Timely and effective care (focus your search on two of the conditions that apply to services provided at the hospitals) c. Readmissions, complications, and deaths
Carefully read the information provided.
Develop a PowerPoint slideshow consisting of 8–10 slides. Include the following, keeping in mind what all this data means.
Title slide with information pertinent to the course.
List reasons to recommend hospital care to consumers (patients).
List reasons to recommend hospital compare to staff who may seek employment.
Summarize patient experiences data for each hospital. NR 447 Week 5 Discussion: Patient Outcomes.
Summarize timely and effective care data for two conditions.
Summarize data for readmissions or complications and deaths.
List recommendations for improving data for one selected facility.
Summarize what you learned from this experience. Develop PowerPoint slides to include criteria listed above. For those not familiar with the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the following link may be helpful.
NR 447 Week 6 Discussion: Civility in the Workplace
Civility in the Workplace
Complete the Clark Workplace Civility Index located in Doc Sharing.
After you are finished, read the assigned article: Lachman, V. D. (2015).
Ethical issues in the disruptive behaviors of incivility, bullying, and horizontal/lateral violence. Urologic Nursing, 35(1), 39-42. Click HERE to link.
Next watch the video by clicking on the link below. NR 447 Week 5 Discussion: Patient Outcomes.
Video Transcript Reflect on what you observed in the video as you answer the following:
Based on what you observed, what leadership skills should you, as Masaya’s preceptor, model for your fellow coworkers to promote his acceptance into the work-group or team.
Does incivility seem to be an issue in the scenario?
Describe any common themes you discovered among the article, the video and the Civility Index Share how you may improve your score on the index based on what you have read.
NR 447 Week 7 Discussion: Our Future Leaders
Our Future Leaders
In Huston’s (2010) brief, but impressive article (required reading this Week), the author outlines several leadership competencies that EVERY nurse leader will need for 2020. That year is not too far in the future, is it? NR 447 Week 5 Discussion: Patient Outcomes.
Select one of the eight leadership competencies Huston described and relate it to your own leadership of nurses and nursing. This should promote a robust Discussion as we come from different clinical and nonclinical perspectives.
Discuss how the BSN-prepared nurse can assist a nurse leader in the budgeting process by contributing data readily available to the staff nurse.
Huston, C. (2010). What skills will the nurse leaders of 2020 need? (2010). Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 16(6), 14–15.
NR 447 Week 8 Discussion: Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop
Complete the Week 8 AACN Essentials Self-Assessment located in Doc Sharing.
Compare your scores from Week 2 to Week 8.
Describe how far have you come and how much further do you wish to go in improving your competencies during the next two years of practice.
Next, review the Course Outcomes as listed in the Syllabus. Select one of the course outcomes and share with your classmates how you feel you have achieved the outcome and how you will utilize the essentials and course outcomes in your practice setting.
NR 447 Week 1 Graded Discussion Topic, The Affordable Care Act
NR 447 Week 2 Assignment, AACN Essentials Self-Assessment
NR 447 Week 2 Graded Discussion Topic: AACN Essentials Self-Assessment & Patient-Centered Care (2 Versions)
NR 447 Week 3 Assignment, Conflict Resolution – Observed Conflict Between Two Co-workers (Version 1)
NR 447 Week 3 Assignment, Conflict Resolution – The Struggles that are not Always Seen (Version 2)
NR 447 Week 3 Conflict Resolution Research Paper Definitions
NR 447 Week 3 Discussion Topic, Conflict and Collaboration
NR 447 Week 4 Discussion Topic, Transformational Nursing Leaders
NR 447 Week 5 Assignment, Nursing Care Models Paper (2 Versions)
NR 447 Week 5 Assignment, Nursing Care Models Paper Guidelines
NR 447 Week 5 Discussion Topic, Patient Outcomes
NR 447 Week 6 Assignment, Performance Measurement PowerPoint – Greater Tampa Bay Area
NR 447 Week 6 Assignment, Performance Measurement PowerPoint – Hospital Compare
NR 447 Week 6 Assignment, Performance Measurement PowerPoint Slideshow Guidelines
NR 447 Week 6 Assignment, Workplace Civility Index Assessment
NR 447 Week 6 Discussion Topic, Civility in the Workplace
NR 447 Week 7 Assignment, Reading and Lesson
NR 447 Week 7 Discussion Topic, Our Future Leaders (2 Versions)
NR 447 Week 8 Assignment, AACN Essentials Self Assessment
NR 447 Week 8 Discussion Topic: Closing the Loop
NR447 Nursing Care Models Paper Rubric
|Nursing Care Model in Practice(Identifies Nursing Care Model for delivery of nursing care. Provides specifics.)||
|Scholarly Sources Related to Nursing Care Model(In addition to Finkelman, locates four scholarly resources related to Nursing Care Models. Summarizes all resources in body of paper.)||
|Implementation and Recommendations(Describe implementation of current Nursing Care Model and recommend a different model that could be utilized to improve quality of nursing care, safety and staff satisfaction.)||
|Conclusion and summary(Summarize what you learned about this experience including new knowledge about nursing care models.)||
|Clarity of writing(Content is organized, logical, and with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure are correct. APA formatting is apparent and CCN template is utilized. References are properly cited within the paper; reference page includes all citations; proper title page and introduction are present and evidence of spell and grammar check is obvious.)
|Total Points: 200.0.|