Healthcare Quality and Safety in Practice Presentation
Flawed American healthcare delivery system.
Not only a gap but a chasm.
Technology provokes complexity.
Changing public healthcare needs.
No easy road for improvements.
The modern American healthcare delivery system is not perfect. Investigations developed by the US Institute of Medicine at the beginning of the 21st century proved that patient safety was a critical issue (Carayon et al., 2014). In this report, the authors admit to the existence of not only a gap but a chasm between what people have and what they could have (Institute of Medicine, 2001). Despite a number of positive aspects associated with technological progress, many healthcare facilities continue to experience problems and deal with complexity. are undergoing certain changes, and medical workers are having to work hard to achieve success. The authors of the chosen article identify organizational, management, coordination, and information challenges and explain that it is necessary to be ready to take a path toward improvement that will not be easy.
Description of Challenges
Waste of resources.
Loss of information.
Weak support for managers.
Knowledge and training gaps.
The relationships between nurses and patients are not simple, and many challenges have the potential to occur in the system. One example includes the waste of resources such as energy, equipment, supplies, and even ideas (Institute of Medicine, 2001). Despite numerous intentions to stabilize the conditions under which people can ask for help and care, the problem of coverage voids remains unsolved. Loss of information occurs, and managers suffer from weak support, training gaps, and a shortage of knowledge. The role of patients in such situations is not to keep quiet but to speak up about their concerns. Nurses have to be prepared to listen, promote cooperation between their patients and the medical staff, and search for solutions.
Description of Challenges
Explanation of Improvement Aims
Promote safety in healthcare facilities.
Keep services effective.
Support the idea of patient-centered care.
Introduce timely services and ideas.
Continue working efficiently.
to all patients.
The relation between offered care and the outcomes that patients may observe presents a significant topic for discussion. The authors introduce six goals for improving the system, which can be easily applied to any kind of practice:
Safety is crucial for health care, and nurses should know how to help patients avoid injuries;
Effective services are the core of the care delivery system, and they are based on scientific knowledge and need refraining (Institute of Medicine, 2001);
should be applied to practice because every nurse must recognize patients needs, preferences, and values to make correct clinical decisions;
A timely manner in service provision cannot be neglected, and nurses should avoid delays in their services;
Efficient services include care and help with no extra waste of equipment and supplies;
The provision of equitable care includes high-quality services free from prejudice regarding gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.