Quality improvement : a guide for integration in nursing / Anita Finkelman
- Finkelman, Anita Ward
- Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 528 pages ; 23 cm
- Healthcare quality -- Quality improvement : ethics, standards, regulatory, accreditation, and legal issues -- Healthcare professions core competencies to improve care -- Change and healthcare delivery -- Entering the quality improvement world -- Patient and family engagement in quality improvement -- Quality and safety : basic understanding -- Setting the stage for quality improvement -- The quality improvement plan -- A toolbox to monitor, measure, and analyze care quality -- Creating and sustaining quality care : prevention of quality care problems -- Nursing leadership for quality improvement.
- "The Institute of Medicine(IOM), the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and the National League of Nursing (NLN) have emphasized the importance of quality improvement in patient care and the critical role nurses play in ensuring quality standards are met. Today, practicing nurses and nursing students are not well prepared to assume responsibility for quality improvement across various healthcare settings. Recent IOM reports strongly support the need for nurses to be more knowledgeable about quality improvement, participate actively in quality improvement initiatives, and to assume a leadership role in quality improvement. Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing serves as a comprehensive resource for teaching practicing nurses and nursing students about the importance of improving patient care and reducing errors through quality improvement. The text focuses on the practical aspects of quality improvement and the nurse's role in the process, while acknowledging the importance of an inter-professional approach. In addition, the text focuses on the current state of healthcare quality in the US, critical trends in preventing errors, data, analysis, and planning and implementing change to reach improvement. The author connects quality improvement to technology and the role of the patient while emphasizing the importance of engagement and nursing leadership. Key Features: Emphasizes the importance of nursing leadership in quality improvement. Discusses government and non-government initiatives to improve care. Focuses on engaging students in key concepts to understand application of content. Case studies teaches students the application of concepts and how to solve issues. Exemplars focused on the application of the content to clinical settings and practice of nursing."--Amazon.
- 9781284105544 paperback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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