Week 13 Discussion: Practical/Clinical Issue
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- Week 13: Quality Improvement/Patient Safety – SWOT Analysis Part 1
- Week 13 Discussion: Practical/Clinical Issue
To do:Make forum posts: 2
Value: 100 points
Due: In an effort to facilitate scholarly discourse, create your initial post by Day 3, and reply to two of your classmates by Day 7.
Grading Category: Discussions
- After reviewing the 2012 QSEN Graduate Competencies (PDF), identify a quality/safety issue that you have seen in your practice or clinical setting.
- Explain to your classmates the issue you have identified and the reasons why it is an issue. Include the potential negative outcomes that can arise if the issue is not resolved.
- As you create your post, review the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the relevant competency regarding the quality/safety issue you have identified.
- Using the SWOT Analysis Resource, review two classmatesâ€™ posts.
- Identify two items from each of the four components (S, W, O, T) that are relevant to the problem your classmate identified. Explain your reasoning for each.
To reply to the example in the initial post, you could select advantages of the proposition and financial reserves from the Strengths quadrant. Elaborate on the advantages of following the recommendationsâ€”for example, following professional standards of equal care, decreasing cost by not ordering unnecessary diagnostic tests, and increasing revenue from shorter visit times.
Items you might identify from the Weakness quadrant could include processes and systems, and morale commitment and leadership. These items are weaknesses because of the need to train providers on national recommendations and to create a system within the EMR to track PAP smears.
You should then choose two items from both the Opportunities quadrant and the Threats quadrant and include them in your reply post.
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded. The grading for the number of reply posts is based on individual Discussion Board instructions. If the rubric indicates a different number for reply posts, you will not be graded down, as long as you have followed the reply post instructions.
For the assignment to be considered complete, make sure that you address all prompts in your initial post by Day 3 and reply to at least two classmates by Day 7.