Assess Quality And Techniques For Improving Quality And Safety.

Assess Quality And Techniques For Improving Quality And Safety.

 

Instructions: In this assignment, you will be researching dimensions of quality and safety in healthcare, specifically longterm care, and how various industries can apply these concepts to improve operations. ● Using the Medicare Nursing Home Compare website, research one nursing home that displays a low level of quality as indicated by their Five Star Rating* ○ The nursing home should display a low level of quality (-2 star rating) ○ The nursing home should display a low level of safety ● Provide a general overview of the nursing home (e.g., name, location, bed size, ownership, etc.) ● Discuss the quality performance of the nursing home as evident by its most recent health care inspection (e.g., deficiencies, citations, financial penalties, etc.). This can be accomplished by thoroughly reading the nursing home’s statement of deficiencies and plan of action to correct quality deficiencies (CMS Form 2567). ● Discuss the safety performance of the nursing home as evident by its most recent life safety inspection (e.g., life safety citations, financial penalties, etc.). This can be accomplished by thoroughly reading the nursing home’s life safety code statement of deficiencies and plan of action. ● Discuss appropriate techniques that you would use to improve quality in the nursing home. ● Discuss appropriate techniques that you would use to improve safety in the nursing home. ● Be sure to include details about the deficiencies that you found. ● Report your findings by using one (1) of the methods below: ○ 3-4 page paper excluding front and back matter (APA standards apply). ○ Internal organizational memorandum. ○ Infographic ○ Power Point presentation for a Board of Directors (10-12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions). ○ 7-10 minute public service announcement (using a free online voice recorder such as vocaroo.com) ○ Video newscast (using a free online video recorder such as YouTube.com)(e.g., entertainment talk show, television commentary, interview-style, news reporting, etc.). ○ The use of first person is permitted for this assignment (excluding option 1). ● APA formatting (e.g., title page, conclusion, reference page, etc.) should not be used. *You can select any nursing home published on the Medicare Hospital Compare website. To narrow your selection, consider researching nursing homes in your community, previous places of residence, employers, competitors, or even a nursing home you would like to network with someday. References: http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/downloads/cms2567.pdf http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nnhs.htm

Assignment Rubric

Unit 7 assignment grading rubric. Instructors: Enter total available points in cell H2, and values between 0 and 4 in the yellow cells in the Score column.
Total available points = 250
Content Rubric Introductory – Not submitted or largely incomplete. Work may indicate very little if any comprehension of content. Emergent – Work shows some comprehension but errors indicating miscomprehension may be present. Practiced – Work indicates overall progress toward comprehension. Minor errors may present. Proficient/Mastered – Work is complete and indicates full comprehension of content. Score Weight Final Score
0 – 1.9 2 – 2.9 3 – 3.9 4
Criteria 1: Submission adheres to one (1) of the following: o 3-4 page paper xcluding front and back matter (APA standards apply). – Internal organizational memorandum. – Infographic – Power Point presentation for a Board of Directors (10-12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions). – 7-10 minute public service announcement (using a free online voice recorder such as vocaroo.com) -Video newscast (using a free online video recorder such as YouTube.com) intertainment talk show, television commentary, interview-style, news reporting, etc.). 12.0% 0.00
Criteria 2: Provide a general overview of the nursing home (e.g. name, location, bed size, ownership, etc.) 12.0% 0.00
Criteria 3: Discuss the quality performance of the nursing home as evident by its most recent health care inspection (e.g. deficiencies, citations, financial penalties, etc.) 20.0% 0.00
Criteria 4: Discuss the safety performance of the nursing home as evident by its most recent life safety inspection (e.g. life safety citations, financial penalties, etc.). 20.0% 0.00
Criteria 5: Discuss appropriate techniques that you would use to improve quality in the nursing home. 12.0% 0.00
Criteria 6: Discuss appropriate techniques that you would use to improve safety in the nursing home. 12.0% 0.00
Criteria 7: Content is supported with scholarly, academic, and published works. A minimum of five (5) references are provided. 12.0% 0.00
0
Writing Deduction Rubric (everyone starts with 4’s = no deductions) Introductory Emergent Practiced Proficient/Mastered Score 12 Final Score
0-1 2 3 4
Grammar & Punctuation The overall meaning of the paper is difficult to understand. Sentence structure, subject verb agreement errors, missing prepositions, and missing punctuation make finding meaning difficult. Several confusing sentences or 1 to 2 confusing paragraphs make understanding parts of the paper difficult, but the overall paper meaning is clear. Many subject verb agreement errors, run-on sentences, etc. cause confusion. A few confusing sentences make it difficult to understand a small portion of the paper. However, the overall meaning of a paragraph and the paper are intact. There may be a few subject verb agreement errors or some missing punctuation. There are one or two confusing sentences, but the overall sentence and paragraph meanings are clear. There are a few minor punctuation errors such as comma splices or run-on sentences. 4 35% 1.40
Spelling The many misspelled words and incorrect words choices significantly interfere with the readability. Many typos, misspelled words, or the use of incorrect words making understanding difficult in a few places. Some misspelled words or the misuse of words such as confusing then/than. However, intent is still clear. A few misspelled words normally caught by spellcheckers are present but do not significantly interfere with the overall readability of the paper. 4 35% 1.40
Order of Ideas & Length Requirement Paper has some good information or research, but it does not follow assignment directions and is lacking in overall organization and content. The order of information is confusing in several places and this organization interferes with the meaning or intent of the paper. However, the paper has a generally discernible purpose and follows assignment directions overall. The order of information is confusing in a few places and the lack of organization interferes with the meaning or intent of the paper in a minor way. The overall order of the information is clear and contributes to the meaning of assignment. There is one paragraph or a sentence or two that are out of place or other minor organizational issues. A few sentences may be long and hard to understand. Meets length requirements. 4 20% 0.80
APA There is some attempt at APA formatting and citing. There are one or more missing parts such as the cover page or references list. Citation information may be missing. Citation mistakes make authorship unclear. This is an attempt use APA formatting and citing. There are both in-text citations and reference listings. Citation information may be missing or incorrect (i.e. Websites listed as in-text or reference citations). There is an attempt to cite all outside sources in at least one place. Authorship is generally clear. There is an overall attempt at APA formatting and citation style. All sources appear to have some form of citation both in the text and on a reference list. There are some formatting and citation errors. Citations generally make authorship clear. There is a strong attempt to cite all sources using APA style. Minor paper formatting errors such as a misplaced running head or margins may occur. Minor in-text citation errors such as a missing page number or a misplaced date may occur. Quotation marks and citations make authorship clear. 4 10% 0.40
Writing Deduction 0
Final Score 0
Percentage 0%
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