In order to provide high quality healthcare to patients, the provider of care must possess the skills and competency indicative of a high quality medical provider. The rationale for measuring quality improvement is the belief that good performance reflects good-quality practice. A quality improvement strategy is defined as any intervention aimed at reducing the quality gap. Therefore, students must aim to achieve the skills and competencies indicative of high quality healthcare providers through the systematic implementation of a quality improvement strategy.
This activity is guided by Program Outcome (PO) 1:
PO1. Provide high quality, safe, patient-centered care grounded in holistic health principles. (holistic health & patient-centered care)
The purposes of this activity are to: (a) reflect upon providing high quality healthcare to patients, (b) identify knowledge deficits as determined by the 3P examination, (c) identify educational resources available through the Chamberlain University library, (d) create a self-driven quality improvement plan aimed at decreasing knowledge deficits and improving performance,and (e) share your improvement strategies with student peers.
Initial discussion post due by Saturday at 11:59 p.m. MTof Week 8.
Total Points Possible: 25 Points
Preparing for the Activity and Guidelines
- Reflect upon PO1and provide two (2) or more examples of how you specifically achieved or had exposure to this outcome during this course.
- Review the results of your 3P examination.
- Identify three(3) content domains in which your performance was the lowest percentage as compared to the national average. If two or more domains share equal percentages, select the three lowest domains for this activity. In the example below, the student scored the lowest (17%) in the Endocrine and Urology domains and 33% in Cardiovascular. The student would select all three domains.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 40%
Men’s Health 67%
Sexually Transmitted Infections 100%
Women’s Health 50%
- Access the NR509 Library course guide (LibGuide) using the web link below and select resources available through the Chamberlain University library to research topics and content areas related to the domains identified in Step 3.Explore the NR509 LibGuide Study Strategies box.
- Create a self-guided quality improvement plan based on these resources. Include details such as:
- Resource Names
- Timeline for studying
- Share your improvement plan with your peers in the Week 8 Summary Reflection Post in Canvas.
Reflection and Personal Improvement Plan
Reflection on PO1
Providing high-quality care to patients is the central goal of healthcare providers. This is achieved through various principles and approaches which are also aimed at promoting patient safety. Two core principles in fostering quality care are patient-centered care and holistic care (Oldham, 2016). In patient-centered approach, it is based on proving care that is consistent with the patient’s needs while the holistic principle is based on promoting the patient’s welfare while emphasizing on the connection of body, mind, and spirit (Feo, Conroy, Marshall, Rasmussen, Wiechula, & Kitson, 2017). Reflecting on patient-centered and holistic care, an example is when managing diabetes among the aged patients. Here, not only is it important to develop effective management objectives with the patient and ensuring their achievement but also integrating the pharmacological and lifestyle management such as diet and physical exercises. Another example is when addressing patients with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Not only does the patient suggest their own goals in the care but also work with the healthcare provider to ensure that these goals are met in line with their conditions. Quality while applying the patient-centered and holistic care is reflected in reduced hospitalized duration, less medical costs, a limited number of complications, and both the patient and healthcare provider being satisfied with the outcomes. In addition, the application of patient-centered care is essential in empowering them to make their own decisions and also equipping them with knowledge on how to manage their conditions (Oldham, 2016). For instance, among high blood pressure patients, person-centered and holistic care enhance the individual’s understanding of the condition and how it can be….Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $10