Interprofessional Collaboration and Outcomes Management for Quality in Health Care – NURS 732

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course focuses on a collaborative approach to patient centered care. The emphasis is on the values and ethics of inter-professional practice, roles and responsibilities, inter-professional communication skills and team work to manage outcomes and improve quality.

Prerequisites

NURS 715 and NURS 716 and NURS 721 and NURS 718 (may be taken concurrently)

Rationale

This course incorporates the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaboration for Health Care into principles and concepts of continuous quality improvement in health care for outcomes management. The doctor of nursing practice nurse must be prepared to lead Interprofessional collaborative teams to identify issues of quality improvement and safety, apply concepts and tools for quality and process improvement, and assess and evaluate outcomes. Additionally, this courses provides the student with knowledge and skills to operationalize continuous quality improvement processes in a variety of health care settings, including primary care, public health, nursing, health care organizations, and emerging initiatives in resource-poor countries to manage outcomes.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the role of the Advanced Practice Nurses/Nurse Leaders in Interprofessional collaborative teams. DNP Essentials 1-VII; NONPF-2014 Scientific Foundation 1-4, Leadership 1, 4, Policy 2, 3, Health Delivery System 1, 4, 5, 6, Ethics 1; PLO 1, 2
  2. Integrate values, ethics, and Christian principles into team building strategies to develop patient/population-centered quality care. DNP Essentials I, II, VI, VII; NONPF-2014; Scientific Foundation 1-4, Leadership 2, Quality 1, Policy 2, 3, 5, Health Delivery System 1, 5, 6, Ethics 1, 3; PLO 6, 7
  3. Utilize process management methods in quality improvement: PDSA, CQI, Root Cause Analysis, and LEAN Six Sigma to improve patient outcomes. DNP Essentials I, III, VI; NONPF-2014 Scientific Foundation 1-4, Leadership 2, Quality 1, Policy 2, 3, Health Delivery System 1, 5, 6, Ethics 1, 3; PLO 2, 4
  4. Analyze the application of quality improvement models to improve outcomes. DNP Essentials I, III; NONPF-2014 Scientific Foundation 1-4, Leadership 1, 2, 3, Quality 1, 2, 3 Technology 1, Health Delivery 1, 2, 6; PLO 1, 2, 3
  5. Evaluate organizational governance practices, e.g., ethical, legal, regulatory responsibilities, and practices to improve outcomes. DNP Essentials I, II, V; NONPF-2014 Scientific Foundation 1-4, Leadership 2, 3, Quality 1, 2, 3 Technology 1, Health Delivery 1, 2, 6, Quality 1, Policy 3, 5; PLO 1, 3
  6. Construct an outcomes management plan for a selected clinical/administrative issue. DNP Essentials I, II, VI, VII, VIII; NONPF-2014 Scientific Foundation 1-4, Leadership 2, 3, Quality 1, 2, 3 Technology 1, Health Delivery 1, 2, 6, Quality 1, Policy 3, 5 Health Delivery 1, 4, 5, 6; PLO 1, 2, 3

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread will demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads.

IHI Assignments (4)

The student will complete assigned IHI Open School Education Modules and submit a certificate of completion in Blackboard. The Learning Outcomes obtained in these modules/weeks will be utilized in other assignments.

Exemplar

The student will write a 4–5-page exemplar in current APA format that focuses on the patient’s role in CQI. The paper must include at least 4 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. The page count does not include the title page or reference page.

Reflective Exercise

The student will write a 5–7-page reflective paper in current APA format that focuses on Leadership and Teambuilding in CQI. The paper must include at least 5 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.

IT and Quality Improvement Paper

The student will write a 5–7-page reflective paper in current APA format that focuses on Health Care Information Technology and Quality Improvement. The paper must include at least 5 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.

Quality Improvement Plan

This project will be completed in 3 parts:

Part I

Teams of 2–3 students will work on a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan. The students will develop a 5–7-page section of the plan in current APA format, which must include at least 4–5 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The title and reference pages do not count towards the page count.

Part II

Teams of 2–3 students will work on a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan. The students will develop a 5–7-page section of the plan in current APA format, which must include at least 4–5 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The title and reference pages do not count towards the page count.

Part III

Teams of 2–3 students will work on a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan. The students will develop a 5–7-page section of the plan in current APA format, which must include at least 4–5 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The title and reference pages do not count towards the page count. This final part must be submitted with the other parts via Safe Assign.