1.Choose two of the CQI methodologies (PDSA, Lean or SixSigma). How do these methodologies utilize data? Discuss the significance of the collection and analysis of data in CQI processes.
Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize at least one scholarly source from the Ashford University Library, cited in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Choose two classmatesâ€™ posts. Discuss their choices and list at least two reasons why the third one they did not choose would be a better choice. List at least one scholarly source to support your rationale. Cite all sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Dq 2.Health care Providers may volunteer to be accredited by an external body. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid provide an updated list of approved accrediting organizations. For this discussion, we are focusing on the acute care hospital. Below are fourteen of the categories in The Joint Commission Standards Manual and accreditation process topics. The topics for this discussion are assigned by studentsâ€™ last names. See the chart below for your assigned topic.
|Topics||Student Assignment based Upon Last Name|
|Environment of Care (EC)||Student last name begins with A|
|Emergency Management (EM)||Student last name begins with B|
|Human Resources (HR)||Student last name begins with C|
|Infection Prevention and Control (IC)||Student last name begins with D|
|Information Management (IM)||Student last name begins with E|
|Leadership (LD)||Student last name begins with F and G|
|Life Safety (LS)||Student last name begins with H|
|Medication Management (MM)||Student last name begins with I and J|
|Medical Staff (MS)||Student last name begins with K|
|National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG)||Student last name begins with L|
|Nursing (NR)||Student last name begins with M|
|Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC)||Student last name begins with N|
|Record of Care, Treatment, and Services (RC)||Student last name begins with O|
|Rights and Responsibilities of the Individual (RI)||Student last name begins with P|
|Accreditation Process Information||Student last name begins with Q and R|
|Tracer Methodology||Student last name begins with S|
|Sentinel Events||Student last name begins with T|
|Performance Measurement and the ORYXÂ®||Student last name begins with U and V|
|Staffing Effectiveness Indicators||Student last name begins with W, Y, and Z|
For your assigned topic, you will need to access The Joint Commission Standards Manual and The Joint Commissionâ€™s publication The Source. To access this information follow the steps below:
From the homepage of the Ashford University library, click on Find Articles & More in the purple bar near the top of the page. Next, take the following steps:
- Click on Databases by Subject
- Click on Health & Medicine
- Click on Joint Commission E-dition for the Standards manual
- Click on Joint Commission The Source
- Select two journal articles from The Source that were published within the past 3 years pertaining to your assigned topic.
- Identify and summarize the two articles chosen. Your reponse should reflect the standard, how it is utilized and why it is important in health care, any best practice mentioned, summary of any forms or template shared and any other information that surprised you.
Initial Post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: After reading your fellow classmatesâ€™ posts, provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers by Day 7. Relate how your major or selected department would address the requirements of another studentâ€™s standard or process. Your follow-up posts should be a minimum of five well-developed sentences.