Informatics and Nursing Sensitive Quality Indicators

Imagine you are a member of a Quality Improvement Council at any type of health care system, whether acute, ambulatory, home health, managed care, et cetera. Your Council has identified that newly hired nurses would benefit from comprehensive training on the importance of nursing-sensitive quality indicators. The Council would like the training to address how this information is collected and disseminated across the organization. It would also like the training to describe the role nurses have in accurate reporting and high-quality results.

Introduction: Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicator

·        What is the NDNQI®?

·        What are nursing-sensitive quality indicators?

·        Which particular quality indicator did you select to address in your tutorial?

·        Why is this quality indicator important to monitor?

o   Be sure to address the impact of this indicator on quality of care and patient safety.

·        Why do new nurses need to be familiar with this particular quality indicator when providing patient care?


·        Collection and Distribution of Quality Indicator Data

According to your interview and other resources, how does your organization collect data on this quality indicator? How does the organization disseminate aggregate data? What role do nurses play in supporting accurate reporting and high-quality results? As an example, consider the importance of accurately entering data regarding nursing interventions.

·        Describe in a professional manner the interdisciplinary team’s role in collecting and reporting quality indicator data to enhance patient safety, patient care outcomes, and organizational performance reports. Offer valuable insight into the impact of the interdisciplinary team on data collection. Describe nurses’ and the interdisciplinary team’s role in informatics with a focus on electronic health information and patient care technology to support decision making.


·        Provide a comprehensive, professional, and academic explanation for how a health care organization uses nursing-sensitive quality indicators to enhance patient safety, patient care outcomes, and organizational performance reports. Evaluate the impact of patient care technologies on desired outcomes.


·        Provide a comprehensive and scholarly justification for how a nursing-sensitive quality indicator establishes evidence-based practice guidelines for nurses to follow when using patient care technologies to enhance patient safety, satisfaction, and outcomes. Recommend the use of a technology to enhance quality and safety standards for patients.


·        Apply professional, scholarly communication to facilitate use of health information and patient care technologies.

References: Cite a minimum of 4 scholarly and/or authoritative sources.

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