Explore one of the agencies for quality improvement listed in this module’s lecture. Write a one-page summary of what the agency does, who it affects, and how it is utilized.
Agencies for Health Care Quality
There are many agencies that assist hospitals in becoming expert in using continuous quality improvement. Key organizations include:
The Institute of Medicine,
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
The National Quality Forum,
The Joint Commission,
The Magnet Recognition Program,
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement,
and, of course, the nursing student’s friend, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).
Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students.
Explore the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory data.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
How does the work of the World Health Organization impact local communities in the United States?
How could it impact your local community?
Reply to at least 2 of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.
What does it mean to live below the poverty level? Determine the income for a family of four living in poverty. Be sure your response identifies income levels for poverty based on current U.S. National averages.
Describe and analyze such a family’s total monetary needs to live one week, including housing expenses, food, childcare, transportation, and all other possible expenses.
Imagine one of the children becomes ill on Wednesday, requiring medical expenses and three days of lost wages for one parent (roughly 100% of the total weekly budget). Explain the consequences for the family, including consequences for the family’s budget and lifestyle. Discuss how they obtain food and cover the various expenses associated with day-to-day living and maintenance of well-being. Suggest one or two human services that might be put in place to serve needs such as those described in the scenario. 200-300 words please include a reference.
Nurses work with electronic health records and electronic medication records on a continual basis. Understanding the dynamics of workflow using these systems is essential to positive outcomes of patient care.
How has your workflow been impacted by the introduction of electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medication records (EMR)? Has the impact been positive or negative? Answer these questions and support your decisions. In a minimum of 200 words, post your response to the following:
Describe the workflow in your environment.
Explain if your area uses the electronic health records and electronic medication records.
Analyze the positive and negative effects of these technology tools on your workflow.
Consider sharing your own experiences and interpretation of the research. Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.