Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety indicators for targeting nursing quality improvement

Patricia A. Zrelak, Garth H Utter, Banafsheh Sadeghi, Joanne Cuny, Ruth Baron, Patrick S Romano

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Abstract

Quantifying the critical impact nurses have on the prevention and early recognition of potential complications and adverse events, such as those identified by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) patient safety indicators (PSI), is becoming increasingly important. In this paper, we describe how the AHRQ PSI may be used to identify nursing-specific opportunities to improve care based on data from the national AHRQ PSI validation pilot project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • administrative data
  • adverse event
  • central line-related bloodstream infection
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • hospital-acquired conditions
  • nursing-sensitive indicator
  • patient safety indicator
  • postoperative respiratory failure
  • pressure ulcer
  • quality improvement
  • sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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