NUR 630 Discussion Questions with Responses, Topic 1 to 4
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 the 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 the 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?