Write a 12-page paper in APA format (not including the cover page and reference page). Please click here to view the criteria by which you will be assessed for the achievement of the CLO for this unit. Please use the APA Sample provided in Unit 1 to complete your assignment. The paper should cite 4-6 peer reviewed full text journal articles, The paper should cite 2-4 other sources of information such as the NIH or CDC AND OTHER ACADEMIC SOURCES . There must be a minimum of 8 sources in your paper.
Your role in this final project is to imagine that you are the new Quality Control Manager at a hospital or health care organization. If you are already working in the healthcare field, you may select your current employer. If you are not currently working in the healthcare field, imagine that the setting is a regional health care facility.
Your health care facility wants you to develop protocols to manage the quality and possible risk factors of a current issue in patient safety. (There are eleven choices to select from or you may choose one of your own.)
Research one of the quality or safety issues below (or you may select your own topic after checking with your instructor). In your paper, be sure that your paper addresses all of the following prompts:
1. Briefly introduce your health care facility.
2. Explain the issue and what you found out about the issue.
3. Explain what best practices are to manage the issue.
4. Address how technology can help manage the issue.
5. Explain how leadership contributes to the effective implementation of a plan to manage the issue.>
6. Make recommendations to your organization by developing a written plan for managing this issue.
Source of information is: The Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality editorial team chose the following 10 patient safety issues for providers to consider in 2016, presented below in no particular order, based on the events and trends from 2015. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/10-top-patient-safety-issues-for-2016.html
” Medication errors.
” Diagnostic errors.
” Discharge practices to post-acute, home care.
” Workplace safety.
” Hospital facility safety.
” Reprocessing issues.
” “Super” superbugs.
” The cyber-insecurity of medical devices
” Going transparent with quality data
” Other potential safety issues could be the rising threat of medical identity theft and fraud as a patient safety threat