This is a paper that focuses on the prevention and controlling healthcare associate infections topic. The paper also provides other topics to choose from to do the paper.
Prevention and controlling healthcare associate infections topic
TASK RATIONALE / AIM:
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) leads and coordinates national improvements in safety and quality in health care. It has developed a framework for safe and high quality care with three core principles – that care is consumer centred, driven by information, and organised for safety (ACSQHC, 2010).
In addition to this framework, ACSQHC have developed National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards to ‘protect the public from harm and also to improve the quality of health service provision’ (ACSQHC, 2017, p. 5). The Registered Nurse is integral to every standard that has been developed by the ACSQHC. This assessment is designed to enable you to demonstrate an understanding of quality and safety in health care through the critical discussion of one of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
This assessment will address learning outcome 2.
This task requires you to write a 2,000-word assignment. Before you write your assignment, you will need to:
Firstly, choose one of the following National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (ACSQHC, 2017) as the topic of your assignment.
Clinical governance (Standard 1)
Partnering with consumers (Standard 2)
Preventing and also controlling healthcare-associated infection (Standard 3)
Medication safety (Standard 4)
Comprehensive care (Standard 5)
Communicating for safety (Standard 6)
Blood management (Standard 7)
Please note the following NSQHS standard is not included as topic choice.
Recognising and responding to acute deterioration (Standard 8).
Secondly, identify the type of process and outcome data that could be collect, analyse and fed back for improvements in care relevant to your chosen standard. (You may wish to refer to the article by Donabedian, 1988, as a starting point). This area for action aligns with step 2.2 of the Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care (ACSQHC, 2010).
Thirdly, research the topic of quality and safety in health care in Australia then identify and analyse scholarly literature that is relevant to your assignment topic, namely your:
Lastly, a clinical care activity relevant to this standard, process and outcome data required to monitor outcomes/improvements relevant to the standard.