What are QPS initiatives – and why and to whom they are important in healthcare organisations?
Title: “Recognising Risk and Improving Patient Safety ****The Writer should use the Mildred’s Story as a roadmap in order to present the concept and principles of healthcare quality, risks and patients safety (QPRS), as effective risk management can underpin healthcare quality and patient safety management activities leading to safer patient care, enhanced healthcare organizational decision making. • The writer should be familiar with , “Recognising Risk and Improving Patient Safety – Mildred’s Story” (University of Leicester, 2010)…. (QRPS) management are complementary disciplines and most effective when effectively integrated to form key components – or building blocks – for healthcare governance and hence service provision. In fact, of these components, effective risk management can actually underpin healthcare quality and patient safety management activities leading to better, safer patient care, enhanced healthcare organisational decision-making (and thus performance) . QRPS – context and introduction • engaging and leading quality • engaging and leading risk • patient safety • governance and culture The writer should focus on this given sections 1&2 Section 1 / Should contain around 750words ( where 500 will be text and around 250 words in tables 1. The importance of engaging and leading staff in quality and patient safety initiatives ? THE WRITER should read the heading carefully – the key word here is “IMPORTANCE”. ? This heading should present a fully evidence-based (referenced), critical discussion (review and debate all aspects of the issue presenting evidence-based reasons for and against the argument being proposed) of the “IMPORTANCE” of engaging and leading staff in quality and patient safety initiatives. ? As a guide, THE WRITER narratives should consider (all supported by the evidence base!): ? Defining what is healthcare quality and patient safety (QPS).- …. ? What are QPS initiatives – and why and to whom they are important in healthcare organisations? ? Benefits, challenges and limitations. ? Provide examples, with guidance, on practical approaches to engaging and leading staff in QPS initiatives. ? THE WRITER may consider appropriate use of Tables, figures and Diagrams in this heading as an appropriate picture is “worth a thousand words” as it may critically support the explanation of a complex idea or concept through conveying a meaning or essence (remembering all tables, figures and diagrams MUST be correctly titled and referenced – and MUST be referred to from the narrative; plus words used in tables, figures and diagrams are NOT included in the word count ?!). ? Where a table is used, and it crosses pages, THE WRITER should make sure that the header row is repeated at the top of each page (much easier for the reader to follow!). Section 2 – 750words (500w TEXT, AND 250w tables& Diagrams) 2. Evidence-based healthcare risk management best practice ? This is a critical, mini literature review of evidence-based (referenced!) and should: ? Be organized around, and directly related to, risk management (in healthcare and potentially linked to other similarly high-risk industries). (****Use Ireland – HSE & UK -NHS mainly and then use other data or info available) ? Synthesize (appropriately combine) review findings into a summary of what is and is not known in the published literature (by theme should be considered). ? Identify areas of debate/disagreement in the literature (if indicated). ? The review MUST conclude with **THE WRITER*** SOME selected risk management framework (or frameworks) and methodology (or methodologies) which will be used to deliver the assignment – supported by an evidence-based rationale for selection. ? The WRITER may consider appropriate use of Tables, Diagrams in this heading as an appropriate picture is “worth a thousand words” as it may critically support the explanation of a complex idea or concept through conveying a meaning or essence (remembering all tables, figures and diagrams MUST be correctly titled and referenced – and MUST be referred to from the narrative; ? Where a table is used, and it crosses pages, THE WRITER should make sure that the header row is repeated at the top of each page. Please note: a search strategy including where articles were retrieved from, # of articles, keywords, etc. is NOT REQUIRED. Useful resources 1. Feeney & Murphy (2014), A guide to understanding healthcare quality and quality improvement. & Feeney, Rouseill and O’Dwyer (2018), Example TeamSTEPPS Manual :// :// 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. :// :// 12. Paper: Edwards, L., Till, A. & McKimm, J. (2018). Meeting today’s healthcare leadership challenges: is compassionate, caring and inclusive leadership the answer? BMJ Leader, leader-2017-000031 13. 14. 15. Battles J. B. (2006). Quality and safety by design. Quality & safety in health care, 15 Suppl 1(Suppl 1), i1–i3. :// 17. 18. :// 20. 21. 22. 23. Doyle and Feeney (2016), Introducing the principles and key concepts of healthcare governance 25. Sun, P., Li, J., Fang, W., Su, X., Yu, B., Wang, Y., & Huo, Y. (2020). Effectiveness of chest pain centre accreditation on the management of acute coronary syndrome: a retrospective study using a national database The writer should use UK English, Arial12, Harvard referencing (60 and more ref)…use Ireland HSE AND UK NHS mainly …and further other sources/ articles, where possible within 5years.