Proposal Title

Teaching Safety in Health Care across the Curriculum to Generic Bachelor of Science Nursing Students

Proposal Abstract

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report which focused on medical errors in the hospital setting. In this report, it was estimated that approximately 98,000 deaths occur in the United States each year and cost $29 billion dollars (Kohn, Corrigan, & Donaldson, 2000). In 2002 the Joint Commission established National Patient Safety Goals related to improving quality of care. In 2010, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation began an initiative for quality and safety education for nurses (QSEN). Presently, health care providers and are still challenged to improve quality of health care and decrease medical errors. Nurses are in a unique position to improve quality of care and promote patient safety. They practice in multiple health care settings and provide the majority of direct patient care. However, very little study has been done relating to nurses and the promotion of quality of care and maintenance of patient safety. This presentation will outline how a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program can incorporate the QSEN competency of safety throughout the curriculum. The attendee will also be able to identify knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for undergraduate nursing students to deliver high quality, safe care.

Kohn, L., Corrigan, J., & Donaldson, M. (Eds.) (2000). To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System.

Institute of Medicine. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. Retrieved from www.nap.edu

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Room 1120

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 28th, 9:00 AM Mar 28th, 9:45 AM

Teaching Safety in Health Care across the Curriculum to Generic Bachelor of Science Nursing Students

Room 1120

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report which focused on medical errors in the hospital setting. In this report, it was estimated that approximately 98,000 deaths occur in the United States each year and cost $29 billion dollars (Kohn, Corrigan, & Donaldson, 2000). In 2002 the Joint Commission established National Patient Safety Goals related to improving quality of care. In 2010, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation began an initiative for quality and safety education for nurses (QSEN). Presently, health care providers and are still challenged to improve quality of health care and decrease medical errors. Nurses are in a unique position to improve quality of care and promote patient safety. They practice in multiple health care settings and provide the majority of direct patient care. However, very little study has been done relating to nurses and the promotion of quality of care and maintenance of patient safety. This presentation will outline how a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program can incorporate the QSEN competency of safety throughout the curriculum. The attendee will also be able to identify knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for undergraduate nursing students to deliver high quality, safe care.

Kohn, L., Corrigan, J., & Donaldson, M. (Eds.) (2000). To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System.

Institute of Medicine. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. Retrieved from www.nap.edu