Curriculum Components on
Patient Safety
University of Florida
College of Nursing
Hallmarks of Quality and Patient Safety
in Baccalaureate Nursing Education
Critical Thinking
• Recognize quality and patient safety as complex
issues that involve all health care providers and
systems.
• Apply research-based/evidence-based
knowledge from nursing and the sciences as the
basis for practice.
• Employ data to investigate quality and safety
issues and develop action plans for
improvement.
Health Care Systems and Policy
• Provide nursing care that contributes to
safe and high quality patient outcomes.
Ethics
• Take action to prevent or limit unsafe or
unethical health and nursing care
practices by others.
• Advocate for health care that is sensitive
to the needs of patients, with particular
emphasis on the needs of vulnerable
populations.
• Negotiate and advocate for high quality
and safe patient care as a member of the
interdisciplinary health care team.
Patient Safety & Quality
Sample Web Sites
Utilized for Patient Safety
Information
3000 Coursework Samples
• NUR 3026C: Essentials of Professional
Nursing
• NUR 3225L: Clinical Nursing: Adult
Health Care Application
• NUR 3555L: Clinical Nursing: Child
Health Care Application
Essentials of Professional Nursing
Course Description
This course provides theoretical
knowledge and emphasizes psychomotor
skills necessary to provide nursing
interventions. Focus is on the provision of
safe and effective nursing care to diverse
populations.
COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion
of this course, the student will be able to:
•
Apply principles of safety when providing
care.
Clinical Nursing:
Adult Health Care Application
Course Description
This course provides the student with clinical
experiences in the care of adult and elderly
clients in the context of their family, community
and environmental systems.
Emphasis is on the application of the nursing
process, beginning with the care of one adult or
elderly client and progressing to the
management for two to three clients. ….
A focus is also on the effective use of
communication techniques, collaborative work
with health care team and understanding
diversity.
COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion
of this course the student will be able to:
•
Use the nursing process as a collaborative member of
the health care management team to implement a safe
holistic plan of health care with 2-3 adult and elderly
clients and their families
•
Provide health care to adult and elderly clients and
their families that is in line with legal and ethical
standards.
•
Collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team
members, community resources and families to deliver
quality health care to adults and elderly clients.
•
Demonstrate personal responsibility for accountable
nursing practice & professional growth
Samples of Patient Safety Information
Presented/ Practiced
University of Florida College of Nursing
NUR 3026C
Week 8 Performance Exam
Injections:
Students will check off individually and have 10 minutes to perform ONE of the injection procedures
(either SQ or IM listed below) selected at random by the faculty.
ALL students prior to each check off section:
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Verifies correct patient identification  Introduction to the patient
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Washes hands (may verbalize)
 Inquires about history of allergies
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Insulin SQ Injection Administration with mixed insulin:
verifies order prior to administration
demonstrates sheath use (if syringe has sheath)
verbalizes the 5 rights
 chooses correct site for administration (faculty choice)
chooses correct syringe
 Dons clean gloves  correctly prepares vial
correctly cleanses site (circular motion from center)  adds correct amount of air to both vials (NPH vial first)
correctly administers injection
 withdraws correct amount of regular insulin first
correctly disposes sharps and contaminated material  withdraws correct amount of NPH insulin second
verbalizes the need to wash hands (does not contaminate NPH vial)
correctly documents injection admin. on MAR  demonstrates safe recap
Needs to retake  YES
 NO
*Drawing up incorrect dose = automatic check off failure
*Injecting incorrect site = automatic check off failure
*Recapping used needle = automatic check off failure
Supervised by___________________________________
Date:_____________
NUR 3026C & NUR 3218L
Lab & Clinical Skills Record - 2008
Student Name:
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WK
SKILL
Basic Skills (NUR 3026C)
LAB DEMO and/or
PRACTICE
DATE
1
Hand washing
1
Applying PPE (standard
precautions)
INITIALS
CLINICAL
APPLICATION
DATE
INITIALS
NUR 3206
BLUEPRINT for Exam #1
Summer 2008
TOPIC
QUESTIONS
Week #1 content
General information on hospitalized patients
Admission & discharge considerations
Risk for infection
Standard precautions & transmission based
PPE
Handwashing
Medical asepsis
Oxygen saturation
14 questions
Week #2 content
Promoting safety & mobility
Patient falls & prevention
Occupational injuries of nurses
Safe patient handling
Positioning of patients
Use & care of restraints
Seizure precautions
19 questions
Clinical Nursing:
Child Health Care Application
Course Description
This course provides the student with a variety
of clinical experiences in the care of children
and families within the community and health
care system.
Emphasis is placed on the application of the
nursing process utilizing critical thinking
methods, research and a holistic plan of care
for children and families from diverse cultures
and environments.
The focus is on the implementation of
interventions and communication techniques
appropriate to the physical growth and
developmental stage of the child
COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, the student will be
able to:
• Apply critical thinking to question assumptions,
set priorities, problem solve options and
evaluate outcomes in the health care
management of children and their families.
• Provide responsible nursing care to children
according to the legal and ethical guidelines of
professional nursing.
• Apply nursing care management strategies to
promote responsible care to children and
families.
4000 Coursework Samples
• NUR 4635L: Clinical Nursing Community
Health Care Application
• NUR 4945L: Clinical Nursing: Practicum
Clinical Nursing:
Community Health Care Application
Course Description
This course provides the student with clinical
experience with individuals, families and
aggregates within a community.
Emphasis is on use of theory and research as a
basis for development of critical thinking in the
application of the nursing process and case
management strategies for individuals, families,
and aggregates.
COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, the student will be
able to:
• Utilize effective communication techniques in
collaborative relationships with clients,
community, resources, peers/colleagues, and
other professionals to deliver quality health care
to clients from diverse cultures in community
systems.
• Utilize the legal and ethical guidelines of
professional nursing to promote safe,
accountable, and responsible professional
nursing care in the context of the community
health nursing role.
Clinical Nursing: Practicum
Course Description
The purpose of this course is to provide the
student with opportunities to integrate leadership
and management behaviors in the application of
the nursing process with selected client
populations.
Emphasis is on developing increasing
responsibility for the provision of comprehensive
nursing care to culturally diverse client groups.
The course focuses on meeting clients' health
care needs and on a transition from student to
professional member of a collaborative health
care team.
COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, the student will be
able to:
• Utilize legal and ethical guidelines to
provide safe, accountable, and
responsible professional nursing care.
• Apply leadership and management
principles to ensure efficiency, quality, and
continuity in health care delivery.
Jumping Into NCLEX!
(National Council Licensure Exam)
Presented during the simulated lab
presentations fall/ spring semester
of the junior year.
A client has an impairment of cranial nerve II.
Specific to this impairment, the nurse would
plan to do which of the following to ensure
client safety?
A. Provide a clear path for ambulation
without obstacles
B. Test the temperature of the shower water
C. Speak loudly to the client
D. Check the temperature of the food on the
dietary tray
A nurse has just obtained a unit of blood from the
blood bank to transfuse to a client. While preparing
the blood for transfusion, the nurse plans to look for
which of the following members of the health care
team to assist in checking the unit of blood?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Blood bank technician
Registered Nurse (RN)
Medical student
Phlebotomist
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