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Quality and Patient Safety By Setting

Why is quality and patient safety important for nursing homes? Think about the key challenges regarding quality and/or patient safety for this setting. Identify and investigate three or four strategies for improving and assuring quality and patient safety that would be beneficial in this type of setting. Research the accreditation, licensure, and/or oversight needed for this type of organization, including the processes or criteria that are used.

- Explain why quality and patient safety are important
- Identify the key challenges regarding quality and/or patient safety
- Describe three or four strategies for improving and assuring quality and patient safety in this organization, and explain why you chose these strategies
- Describe the accreditation, licensure, or oversight for this type of organization, and explain the process or criteria used

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A nursing home is chosen by as a selected healthcare setting. The quality and patient safety is essential and vital component of the nursing care. The nation's health care system is prone to errors, and can be detrimental to safe patient care. A variety of stakeholders are responsible for ensuring that patient care is safely delivered and that no harm occurs to patients. Patient safety is an essential and vital component of quality care. Health care providers must face many challenges in today's health care environment in trying to keep patients safe.

Without patient safety and quality of care to patients, there will be errors that occurred when a sequence of mental and physical activities fail to achieve the intended outcoe and when this failure cannot be attributed to some chance. In 1999, the Health Care Industry noted the following examples of errors in health care:

28% of adverse reactions to medications and 42% of life threatening events in health care are preventable. In 1999 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) described the nation's health care system as fractured, prone to errors and detrimental to safe patient care. Patient safety is important because it provided the freedom from accidental injury and state that ensuring patient safety involves the establishment of operational systems and ...

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Nursing home is chosen by as a selected healthcare setting. The quality and patient safety is essential and vital component of the nursing care. The nation's health care system is prone to errors, and can be detrimental to safe patient care. A variety of stakeholders are responsible for ensuring that patient care is safely delivered and that no harm occurs to patients. Patient safety is an essential and vital component of quality care.

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