Quality And Safety Education For Nurses

1277 WordsNov 26, 20146 Pages
Safety “The delegation of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is to challenge nurses of their knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) for continuous improvement for the quality and safety of the healthcare systems where they work. Ensuring safe care is a fundamental value and ethical responsibility of the nursing profession (International Council of Nurses, 2000).” All nurses should be well educated to understand that safety reduces the possibility of injury to the patients and providers; and after they are educated on safety they should implement the standards in their everyday practice along with helping to research on ways to improve safety measures. Education for Safety QSEN recommends that not only teaching critical thinking skills (Simpson & Courtney, 2002), nurses should also be taught the knowledge of systems thinking. “The ability to engage in systems thinking has been viewed as a key component in the successful delivery of safe and high quality care” (Bataldan & Mohr, 1997; Bataldan & Leach, 2009; Batalden & Stoltz, 1993; Senge, 2006). One way to teach systems thinking is to learn how to do a root cause analysis (Lambton & Mahlmeister, 2010; Tschannen & Aebersold, 2010). Root cause analysis (RCA) is a procedure to help workers to stop blaming one individual for errors they have made to understand the cause that may have led them to these errors. Recent studies have shown that, " Having nursing students participate in RCAs during their undergraduate
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