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QI: Quality Improvement

  • Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
  • Updated:   10/15/2019
  • Contains:  39 items
This collection contains articles on quality improvement projects. Most follow the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting (SQUIRE) guidelines for quality improvement reports (available at www.squire-statement.org). These articles should provide models and sufficient detail for other institutions and organizations to replicate the projects. Please let us know if you used them as a basis for QI projects in your facility.

Implementing a Fast-Track Team Triage Approach in Response to Hurricane Maria

Parak, Brittany E.; Hodge, Nancy S.; Eccleston, Sarah D.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 119(10):58-64, October 2019.

Improving Screening and Education for Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Primary Care Settings

Middleton, Chrissie; Bruns, DebraWhisenant

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 119(8):51-58, August 2019.

A Nurse-Driven Oral Care Protocol to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Warren, Chastity; Medei, Mary Kathryn; Wood, Brooke; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 119(2):44-51, February 2019.

Early, Nurse-Directed Sepsis Care

Ferguson, Alice; Coates, Daniel Evan; Osborn, Scott; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 119(1):52-58, January 2019.

Creating a Culture of Mobility: Using Real-Time Assessment to Drive Outcomes

Kappel, Sarah E.; Larsen-Engelkes, Tamera J.; Barnett, Rachel T.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(12):44-50, December 2018.

The Integrative Therapy Nurse: A Valuable Player in Symptom Management

Boyd, Hallie

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(11):64-69, November 2018.

Workplace Violence Training Using Simulation

Brown, Robin G.; Anderson, Shauna; Brunt, Barbara; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(10):56-68, October 2018.

Making It Stick: Developing and Testing the Difficult Intravenous Access (DIVA) Tool

Ehrhardt, Barbara Smith; Givens, Kelley E. A.; Lee, Rebecca C.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(7):56-62, July 2018.

The Benefits of Implementing an Early Mobility Protocol in Postoperative Neurosurgical Spine Patients

Rupich, Kristin; Missimer, Emily; O'Brien, David; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(6):46-53, June 2018.

A Nurse-Led Ultrasound-Enhanced Vascular Access Preservation Program

Reeves, Turena; Morrison, Dolores; Altmiller, Gerry

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(12):56-64, December 2017.

An Evidence-Based Infant Safe Sleep Program to Reduce Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths

Zachritz, Whitney; Fulmer, Megan; Chaney, Nicole

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(11):48-55, November 2016.

A Clinical Nurse Specialist–Directed Initiative to Reduce Postoperative Urinary Retention in Spinal Surgery Patients

Hoke, Nicole; Bradway, Christine

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(8):47-52, August 2016.

Beyond Socks, Signs, and Alarms: A Reflective Accountability Model for Fall Prevention

Hoke, Linda M.; Guarracino, Dana

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(1):42-47, January 2016.

Original Research: Implementation of an Early Mobility Program in an ICU

Fraser, Danielle; Spiva, LeeAnna; Forman, Wendy; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 115(12):49-58, December 2015.

Implementing Evidence-Based Medication Safety Interventions on a Progressive Care Unit

Williams, Tyeasha; King, Melissa W.; Thompson, Julie A.; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 114(11):53-62, November 2014.

Improving Pediatric Temperature Measurement in the ED

Hurwitz, Beth; Brown, Joanne; Altmiller, Gerry

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 115(9):48-55, September 2015.

Cultivating Mindfulness to Enhance Nursing Practice

Ponte, Patricia Reid; Koppel, Paula

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 115(6):48-55, June 2015.

Using Crew Resource Management and a ‘Read-and-Do Checklist’ to Reduce Failure-to-Rescue Events on a Step-Down Unit

Young-Xu, Yinong; Fore, Amanda M.; Metcalf, Angelina; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 113(9):51-57, September 2013.

Cultivating Quality: Creating a Unit-Based Resource Nurse Program

Quinn-O'Neil, Beth; Kilgallen, Mary Ellen; Terlizzi, Janice A.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 111(9):46-51, September 2011.

Cultivating Quality: Meeting Effective Care Measures

Hemman, Eileen A.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(12):54-60, December 2011.

Cultivating Quality: A Program to Train Inpatient Pediatric Nurses in Insulin Pump Use

Einis, Sara B.; Mednis, Gretchen N.; Rogers, Jayne E.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(7):51-55, July 2011.

Cultivating Quality: Implementing Standardized Reporting and Safety Checklists

Stevens, James D.; Bader, Mary Kay; Luna, Michele A.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(5):48-53, May 2011.

Cultivating Quality: Reducing the Use of Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Older Adults

Bilyeu, Kathleen M.; Gumm, Cynthia J.; Fitzgerald, Jessica M.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(1):47-52, January 2011.

Cultivating Quality: An Evidence-Based Approach to Taking Charge

Flynn, Jean Pieri; Prufeta, Patricia A.; Minghillo-Lipari, Linda

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 110(9):58-63, September 2010.

Cultivating Quality: An Evidence-Based Protocol for Managing Hypoglycemia

McEuen, Judy A.; Gardner, K Paige; Barnachea, Dawn F.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 110(7):40-45, July 2010.

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