Quality improvement | Nursing homework help
Scenario: A patient who recently had surgery develops a fever and increased pain at the incision site.
Quality Domain: Safe
Markers of Quality:
- Was the patient assessed promptly and thoroughly for signs of infection?
- Was appropriate treatment provided in a timely manner to prevent further harm?
- Were protocols in place to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) such as surgical site infections?
- Were all healthcare providers involved in the patient’s care trained on infection control measures?
Evaluation: If the patient was assessed promptly and thoroughly, appropriate treatment was provided in a timely manner, and protocols were followed to prevent HAIs, then the situation would demonstrate markers of high-quality care in the safe domain. On the other hand, if the patient was not assessed promptly or appropriate treatment was delayed, then this would indicate areas for improvement in the safe domain.