Baccalaureate education will provide learning opportunities to use safety principles, quality improvement concepts, basic quality and safety investigations, and monitoring the results and outcomes (AACN, 2008).
Transforming healthcare and improving quality are priorities for the profession of nursing. The following activity will help you explore key national priority health care areas for quality improvement as identified by the Institute of Medicine. Begin by selecting a key healthcare priority area and a population. Next, review and locate 2 article that describes a nursing intervention designed to improve a patient outcome for the chosen population selected healthcare priority issue. Finally, discuss why it is important for nursing to be involved in Quality Improvement and describe how nursing values can be used to help improve safe patient care.
Access the Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Quality and read Chapter 3: Priority Areas for Quality Improvement, pages 41-45. Select ONE priority area (priority healthcare issue) and identify a patient population you would like to explore.
All submissions should have a title page and reference page.
Utilize a minimum of two scholarly resources.
Adhere to grammar, spelling and punctuation criteria.
Adhere to APA compliance guidelines.
Global Health Goals and Health Disparities
Baccalaureate education provides learning of globalization, diversity, and sensitivity to vulnerable populations’ healthcare (AACN, 2008).
This activity is designed for you to examine global health goals and health disparities among vulnerable groups. Start by selecting one of the eight Millennium Developmental Goals (MDGs) from the World Health Organization (WHO). After choosing one of the MDGs, explore a specific outcome measurement (indicator) for a country of your choosing, from the list below, to determine the progress towards achieving the MDG. In addition, you will explore nursing roles that would be helpful in achieving the MDG.
Central African Republic
Republic of the Congo
Also, you will explore health disparities among vulnerable population groups. The term “health disparities” describes the phenomenon of different health outcomes of varied vulnerable groups of citizens. Access the Virtual Library and search in the CINAHL full text database the term “health disparity.” Choose at least two articles that describe health disparities of a particular vulnerable population or group of people (gender or sexuality identity-based groups, children, elderly, disabled, ethnic, or cultural minority).
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