Have you ever participated in a quality improvement project? If so, describe your involvement and what the outcome was. Relate the steps in the quality improvement process as defined by Marquis and Huston to your experience on the project. If you haven’t participated in one, describe one that might interest you and why. How could you become involved?
The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators was started by the ANA to examine nursing and patient outcomes. Describe an indicator that your place of employment is monitoring and how they go about it. If you do not currently work in healthcare, choose an indicator to describe and explain why it’s important.
Six Sigma is one of the approaches that is used to create a culture of patient safety within an organization. Why might an organization adopt this approach? Why is it important for leaders to understand Six Sigma?