NUR 630 Discussion Questions Topic 1 to 8
NUR 630 Topic 1 DQ 1
You are assigned to a quality team on the rehabilitation floor where the patient falls are on the rise. What strategy would be best to approach this issue quality improvement, evidence-based practice, or research? Support your choice with one or two examples and one or two references.
NUR 630 Topic 1 DQ 2
Some consider the integration of evidence-based practice a “cookbook” approach. Do you agree or disagree? Explain. Support your position with one or two examples and one or two references.
NUR 630 Topic 2 DQ 1
Using the AHRQ “SOPS Surveys” webpage found in the topic materials, select the SOPS survey appropriate for practice setting in which you work. Complete the survey at your site and discuss how your facility scored. What changes would you recommend based on the survey results?
NUR 630 Topic 2 DQ 2
Two nurses make a medication error: One causes an adverse event with a patient and other does not. Should the nurses be disciplined, and if so, should they be disciplined the same way? Why or why not? How would this be addressed in just culture?
NUR 630 Topic 3 DQ 1
Your unit data reflects an upward trend in blood administration errors. It is likely an individual failure or a system failure? Which theory or model would you use to address it?
NUR 630 Topic 3 DQ 2
Select a problem that you have experienced or identified within your workplace or in a health care setting. What steps would you take to address the problem?
NURS 630 Topic 4 DQ 1
You are a member of an operating room team. The hospital is reporting an increase in the complication rates from your team. Choose one of the quality models and explain how you would use it to address the cause or adverse events.
NUR 630 Topic 4 DQ 2
You are the nurse leader on an obstetrics unit. You have been tasked to utilize a Six Sigma approach for standardizing the discharge process. Where do you start?
NUR 630 Topic 5 DQ 1
Measurement is required to determine the success of your CQI project. What is the difference between outcome and process measures? Which are more important? Why? Support your reasoning with an example.
NUR 630 Topic 5 DQ 2
Identify which of the following approaches you would choose to assist in determining and measuring outcomes: FMEA, Pareto Principle, and control charts. Describe the best approach and explain why you chose it?
NUR 630 Topic 6 DQ 1
What is the difference between primary and secondary data? How can primary and secondary source data be used to drive CQI? Provide a specific example of how each source can be use to drive CQI.
NUR 630 Topic 6 DQ 2
Describe at least two limitations to both primary and secondary data and how understanding those limitations can improve your future CQI work.
NUR 630 Topic 7 DQ 1
Identify at least two stakeholder agency reporting sources. How do these external reporting groups contribute to or hinder CQI?
NUR 630 Topic 7 DQ 2
You are going to present data that has been ….to your administrative group. The focus is on outcome measures and the data …..readmission rates at two different hospitals. What format would you choose to display your data and why? What information would you include with the data?
NUR 630 Topic 8 DQ 1
What two elements do you believe play the most significant role in sustaining change and why? Support your answer with one or two references.
NUR 630 Topic 8 DQ 2
The concept of a “Just Culture” has a number of key elements. Choose the two elements that you feel are the most difficult to achieve and provide one strategy for each that will make them achievable. NUR 630 Discussion Questions