I’m working on a nursing question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.
Read the scenario provided. Consider what healthcare team members should be on the QI team and the steps of the QI process that should be used.
Over the past six months, patients in the intensive care unit have experienced increased central line infections. The nurse leader and manager suspect that the increase is related to more central lines inserted in the emergency department. As a result, a quality improvement (QI) team is being formed to identify the root causes of central line infections.
What tools would you use for the following situations?
Tracking central line infections
Investigating possible causes of infection
Identifying areas of improvement
How should the QI team implement changes to improve the infection rate, and how will they know if the change is working?
Citation: Murray, E. (2022). Nursing leadership and management for patient safety and quality care. F.A. Davis Company.