Quality Or Patient Safety Concern Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to apply the concepts you have learned in this course to a situation you have encountered. Choose one quality or patient safety concern with which you are familiar and that you have not yet discussed in this course. In a 1,250-1,500 word essay, reflect on what you have learned in this course by applying the concepts to the quality or patient safety concern you have selected. Include the following in your essay:

  1. Briefly describe the issue and associated challenges.
  2. Explain how EBP, research, and PI would be utilized to address the issue.
  3. Explain the PI or QI process you would apply and discuss why you chose it.
  4. Describe your data sources, including outcome and process data.
  5. Explain how the data will be captured and disseminated.
  6. Discuss which organizational culture considerations will be essential to the success of your work

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Patient Safety Sample Paper

Role of Patient Safety

Patient safety in hospitals reduces risks of harm or injury. The objective of patient safety is to curb risks and harm that may happen to patients during their stay or visit to healthcare facilities. Patient safety is a critical factor in quality care while reducing errors that harm both patients and hospitals (Burgener, 2020). Today, patient safety is a phenomenon that healthcare facilities cannot ignore. Facilities that do not take patient safety seriously suffer from costly lawsuits and damaged reputations.

Patient safety boosts the reputation of healthcare facilities. Today, patient safety is one of the parameters for judging healthcare facilities. Patient safety is at the top of many hospitals because patients do not want to go to healthcare facilities that have a bad reputation concerning safety (World Health Organization, 2017). Many patients would rather pay more to get medication from hospitals with good quality patient care.

Federal initiatives used to prevent unintentional death

Several Federal agencies in America have initiated programs aimed at curbing medical errors and unintentional deaths in hospitals. The Centers for Medicaid Services initiated a private-public partnership for patients aimed at making hospitals reduce and prevent hospital-acquired diseases (Dhamanti, Leggat & Barraclough, 2019). 

Medicaid works with public and private hospitals to sensitize them about the danger of patients contracting other ailments in their facilities. Another Federal initiative to prevent unintentional death is the initiative by Healthcare Research and Quality. This agency leads research in improving patient safety. These organizations, together with the CDC are members of the Department of Health and Human Services which oversights hospitals concerning patient safety.


  • Dhamanti, I., Leggat, S. G., & Barraclough, S. (2019). The role of governments in the implementation of patient safety and patient safety incident reporting in Indonesia: a qualitative study. In healthcare (Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 64). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.
  • Burgener, A. (2020). Enhancing communication to improve patient safety and to increase patient satisfaction. The Health Care Manager, 39(3), 128-132. doi: 10.1097/HCM.0000000000000298
  • World Health Organization. (2017). Patient safety: making health care safer (No. WHO/HIS/SDS/2017.11). World Health Organization.