Enhancing Quality and safety

Analyze a current issue or experience in clinical practice surrounding a medication administration safety risk and identify a quality improvement (QI) initiative in the health care setting.

The purpose of this assignment is to analyze an existing problem, develop a plan for addressing it, implement that plan, evaluate its effectiveness, and then repeat the process as necessary. This activity will be completed over two weeks with weekly assignments. Students should complete all activities within their assigned time frame.

This course has been approved by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Accreditation Council on Education Standards & Student Affairs. AACEP-CESS accredits more than 1,100 educational programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The council’s standards are based on national benchmarks established through research conducted by faculty from accredited schools. These standards ensure students receive high-quality education while preparing them to enter into pharmacy careers. For additional information about AACEP-CESS visit www.aacepcess.org/accreditations/.

Students must have access to computers with internet connection during class hours. You may use your own laptop computer but you must provide your instructor with documentation showing ownership of the device. If you do not have access to a personal computer please contact me prior to registering so we can discuss options available to you.

You must submit one written reflection per week via Blackboard Collaborate. Each reflection must include:

1. A description of how you analyzed the situation;

2. Your analysis of the root cause ;

3. How you addressed the identified problems;

4. What actions were taken to address the issues raised in 3 above;

5. An evaluation of what worked well and did not work well;

6. Any recommendations made regarding future QI initiatives.

Your reflections will appear under “Assignments” in my Blackboard account.

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