The Quality And Safety Education For Nurses

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The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative is a newer project within the nursing realm. It began in 2005 with funding from the Wood Johnson Foundation. The overarching goal of QSEN “has been to address the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work,” (CRWU, 2014). Many nurses are still unaware of the initiative, and hospitals are slowing starting to recognize the initiative and employ its goals and competencies into their policies and procedures. This paper will focus on two selected competencies as they are found in practice at Los Alamitos Medical Center, including safety…show more content…
For both criteria, outcomes include having the knowledge, skills, and attitude that lead to achieving goals that enhance the hospital organization as a whole. Describe what has been done to initiate each competency and give details of what evidence is present to support your analysis. Los Alamitos Medical Center has taken several steps to implement safety and informatics, as well as all other competencies. They have put a lot of effort into developing their adherence to different requirements and supporting the staff in following these guidelines. Some of their efforts include creating teams and committees, having daily huddles, monthly meetings, education sessions, and yearly training in-services for all staff members. Over the past few years, they have seen significant growth and development among their staff. They have seen parallel improvement in their patient satisfaction and clinical accomplishments. However, the medical center still has a long way to go in order to catch up to nearby hospitals and up to date evidence-base practices. Safety has been driven on multiple
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