440 DISCUSSION 5 # 2

Module 5 Overview
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Quality drives excellence. How does nursing play a role in quality outcomes? The profession does this daily by providing excellent care to patients. The quality outcomes are also heavily dependent on the nursing case management team. This is becoming more prevalent with the demands to treat patients in an outpatient setting. So that lends the question; how soon is too soon for discharge? It also creates the need for strong care teams that can manage patients aggressively in an outpatient setting. This week will challenge us to look at our organization’s quality outcomes and programs and determine if they are effective or not. We will also begin to evaluate quality from a community aspect and discuss the impact of that on patient outcomes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Identify the concept of patient centered healthcare goals
Describe the role of quality programs on a community
Explain the difference between differing quality outcomes.
Reading & Resources
Review the National Committee for Quality Assurance certification criteria.
Janet, P. B., Thoumi, A., Marquevich, V., De Groote, W., Linamara, R. B., Imamura, M., Vinicius, D. R., Wang, N., Dreinhoefer, K. E., Mangar, A., Ghandi, D. B. C., Ng, Y. S., Kheng, H. L., Tan Wei Ming, J., Yong, H. P., Inzitari, M., Mmbaga, B. T., Shayo, M. J., Brown, D. A., . . . Stein, J. (2020). COVID-19: maintaining essential rehabilitation services across the care continuum. BMJ Global Health, 5(5)
Prasad, V. L, Fay, K., & Mora, C. (2020). Complex Care Center: A Tool for the Care Continuum Conundrum. The Journal of Medical Practice Management, 35(6), 314-320.
Sauro, K., Maini, A., Machan, M., Lorenzetti, D., Chandarana, S., & Dort, J. (2021). Are there opportunities to improve care as patients transition through the cancer care continuum? A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 11(1)
Learning Activities
Discussion: Participate in Discussion 5 Discussion 5 Question 2
To do: Make forum posts: 3
There are a number of components of quality indicators: accessibility, appropriateness, continuity, effectiveness, efficacy, efficiency, timeliness, patient perspective issues, and safety of care environment. Choose one of these components and explain how it can influence quality of care.
Please support your discussion with facts, relevant examples, and at least two citations from the peer-reviewed professional nursing literature or the required textbook readings.
See the Nursing Syllabus Standards & Policies Document for Discussion Participation Guidelines & Grading Criteria.


Approximately 250 words