Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) focuses on addressing the difficulties faced in training nurses with vital competencies for continuously enhancing care quality and safe health care systems in the workplaces. QSEN competencies include teamwork and collaboration, informatics, patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, safety, and quality improvement (Institute of Medicine, 2003). The competencies are used to define the qualities of a respected and competent nurse. Therefore, this is a discussion of patient-centered care using the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude (KSAs) statements.
Institute of Medicine. (2003). Health professions education: A bridge to quality. Washington DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved January 14, 2021, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221528/
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2009). Nursing Pathways for Patient Safety E-book. Elsevier Health Sciences. Retrieved January 14, 2021, from https://books.google.co.ke/books?hl=en&lr=&id=MM1G77dPAHQC&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=nursing+pathways+for+patient+safety&ots=Z4XMGwIPyf&sig=236Gvb7amCKcwMHC_jk5WFiYUS0&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=nursing%20pathways%20for%20patient%20safety&f=false/