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Performance Improvement

  • Updated:   1/24/2023
  • Contains:  17 items
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Reviving a successful blunt chest wall injury protocol

Smith, Carolyn; Schneider, Melissa; Pitzer, Brittney; More

Nursing. 52(12):53-57, December 2022.

This article describes a quality improvement project that assessed nurses' knowledge and practices for patients admitted with a blunt chest wall injury.

Evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research: A visual model

Grys, Crystal A.

Nursing. 52(11):47-49, November 2022.

Understanding the key similarities and differences between quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and research can help improve nursing practice. This article presents visual models to illustrate the relationship between these processes.

Effects of a level-of-care tool on admission placement and rapid response use

Doty, Diane; Jay, Katlin

Nursing. 52(9):49-52, September 2022.

Nurses promote performance improvement efforts that advance the practice of nursing to improve outcomes. This special section highlights three successful performance improvement initiatives that showcase the value of these efforts.

Promoting a culture of clinical inquiry in nursing

McIntosh, Kimberly; Collins, Jody; Mick, Joann

Nursing. 52(9):31-35, September 2022.

Evidence-based nursing practice supports the provision of high-quality patient care. This article shares how a contest at a community hospital promoted a culture of clinical inquiry and engaged nurses in evidence-based practice.

Implementing healthcare innovations: A guide for nurses

Iuppa, Marianela

Nursing. 52(7):37-40, July 2022.

This article outlines foundational actions that nurses can take to initiate healthcare innovations and positively impact everyday practice.

Cause to Pause: Preventing medication errors with high-risk opioids

Sassatelli, Elizabeth H.

Nursing. 52(6):26-30, June 2022.

Preventable medication errors cause nearly 9,000 deaths annually. This article uses a case study to examine how the “cause to pause” safety strategy can help prevent medication errors.

Evidence-based practice knowledge, attitudes, practices, and barriers

Crable, Jane; Highfield, Martha E. Farrar; Patmon, Frances

Nursing. 51(9):58-65, September 2021.

This study assessed nurses' knowledge, attitudes, practices, and perceived barriers related to evidence-based practice (EBP). Nurses reported highly positive attitudes toward EBP, and relatively strong EBP knowledge and practices, but they also identified several barriers.

Creating a pronation therapy team: One hospital's journey

Holtz, Louella

Nursing. 51(7):58-61, July 2021.

Prone positioning is recommended for patients with COVID-19 who develop acute respiratory distress syndrome. This article describes the creation, operation, and evolution of a pronation therapy team at one Veterans Affairs facility.

Determining the level of evidence: Nonexperimental research designs

Glasofer, Amy; Townsend, Ann B.

Nursing. 51(2):62-65, February 2021.

This three-part series supports and describes evidence-based practice. The second installment focuses on the appraisal of nonexperimental research.

Determining the level of evidence: Experimental research appraisal

Glasofer, Amy; Townsend, Ann B.

Nursing. 51(1):60-63, January 2021.

In the first of a three-part series, the authors provide guidelines for appraising research evidence based on quality, quantity, and consistency.

Unmasking misunderstandings: Strategies for better communication with patients

Kilgore, Bradley; Harriger, Cassandra; Gaeta, Laura; More

Nursing. 51(1):56-59, January 2021.

Near-universal use of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic can interfere with a nurse's ability to communicate clearly with patients and colleagues. Learn about sources of communication breakdowns and consider these real-life scenarios that illustrate strategies for overcoming barriers.