Quality Measurement And Assessment

Review Chapter 7 of the Sadeghi, Barzi, Mikhail, and Shabot course text. Consider how addressing this quality improvement issue would align with the organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategic goals and objectives. How does it relate to regulatory issues, and other matters that are significant for the organization? If you notice a misalignment, use this as an opportunity to refine your focus.
With this in mind, continue to hone your development of this Assignment, integrating the concepts addressed here into Section 3.
To complete:

Write a 3- to 5-page paper that includes:

An introduction to your quality improvement plan (Improving C.diff on Hematology/Oncology Unit), including the overarching aim of this initiative and an explanation of how it aligns with the mission, vision, values, and strategic goals and objectives of the organization, as well as regulatory issues and other matters that are significant for the organization
An overview of the current situation with regard to this quality improvement issue in the organization
A description of measures and indicators
A presentation on data related to this issue, including:
Actual historical and current data and/or a description of the methods that you would use to collect and analyze the data
Methods for collecting and analyzing data in the future, including when you would do this
A description of realistic, evidence-based targets
Be sure to cite evidence from the literature to justify your selection of the measures and indicators, as well as the performance targets. This section of the Course Project serves as the Portfolio Assignment for this course.


Nursing Quality Outcomes / Improving C. Diff on inpatient Hematology Unit

Jennifer L Zimmerman

NURS 6231 HC Systems and Quality Outcomes

Walden University

March 25, 2018

Nursing Quality Outcomes / Improving C. Diff on inpatient Hematology Unit

Quality and safety of patients is among the main issues that need to be addressed by Penn State Health/Milton S.Hershey Medical Center. Most patients are prone to extreme side effects from the drugs that are being administered in their body systems but due to carelessness and arrogance of some Physicians it has become hard for patients to receive the most improved and quality care (Finkelma, 2017). From my observation some nurses don’t really care that much about the safety of patient.

Therefore, nurses have to undergo trainings that will help them understand how they should diagnose and treat inpatients without them being over dosed or suffering too much from the drugs side effects. Inpatients that are undergoing chemotherapy sessions should be well taken care of so that the side effects may not affect them even more. According to Finkelman (2017), Hematologist need to ensure all patients whether inpatient or out patients have been well treated and also taught on how to prevent themselves from communicable diseases that would affect them and even infecting those around them, for instance TB patients have to be advised on how to carry themselves around to avoid infecting those around them and also they should be made aware of the side effects expected.

Also some nurses are biased hence bringing nepotism at work which reduces the quality of work they are doing and putting some patients’ life at risk. All nurses should therefore pass through ethical trainings and be reminded that all patients need to be treated fairly. As well as all Physicians need to work towards quality service that is safe to all patients. Nurse leaders should also ensure all reports have been submitted on time to keep those in charge well informed and also to ensure discipline at work (Finkelman, 2017).In conclusion I would like to research more on quality of service and safety of patients to help understand more on this topic.


Finkelman A. (2017). Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing.Barlington United States: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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