Defining Patient Safety and Quality Care

Defining Patient Safety and Quality Care.



How can data provide information to evaluate quality patient outcomes? Give an example of data that can reflect poor quality in care. How can quality improvement be a daily task in patient care? Why does continuous quality improvement need to be associated with change?


American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

Read Safe Patient Handling and Mobility-Why and How of Nursing, pp. 22–33

Required Reading
Hughes, R. G. (Ed.). (2008). Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses (AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Section 1, Chapter 1: Defining Patient Safety and Quality Care

In the world of cryptocurrency, anonymity creates opportunities to amass incredible amounts of digital wealth. According to this recent article from Bloomberg, a trader turned $55 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ethereum into the equivalent of $283 million over the course of a month. Joseph Lubin, COO of the company that developed Ethereum, states, “The long-range vision is moving the fundamental transactional elements of our society from analog, friction-filled systems to natively digital frictionless systems.” Do you agree with Lubin’s claim that anonymous transaction systems are inherently more efficient? If cryptocurrencies become stable and better accepted, how will business practices and strategy change as identity and the transfer of currency are separated?

You will write a 6-page critique (not including the title page and bibliography) on each of the following books:

• To End a War (Book Review 2)

Each Book Review must include the following sections:
• Introduction
• Summary
• Critique
• Personal Response
• Conclusion
You must remember to use 5–6 quotes from the book to support your claims and show at least 7 connections to a geopolitical framework. The Book Reviews must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, be double spaced with 1-inch margins, and follow current Turabian format. See the grading rubric for specific guidelines and grading procedures.

Defining Patient Safety and Quality Care