Quality Assurance-Quality Care Series
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Continuous Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Product code: M131 Reviewed for accuracy: 2011
This program introduces and explains the background, philosophy, and workings of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and relates it to specific applications in hospitals and other acute care settings. The differences between CQI and Quality Assurance are discussed, along with the importance of leadership, training, empowerment and removing barriers. Means of data collection and tools for interpreting data are presented. Vignettes show how an interdisciplinary team uses the CQI process to improve pain management in the hospital.
Continuous Quality Improvement in Long Term Care
Product code: M128 Reviewed for accuracy: 2011
This program introduces and explains the background, philosophy and workings of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and relates it to specific applications in the long term care setting. The differences between CQI and Quality Assurance are discussed, along with the importance of leadership, training, empowerment and removing barriers. Means of data collection and tools for interpreting data are presented. Vignettes show how an interdisciplinary team uses the CQI process to improve skin care management in a long term care facility.
Developing Alternatives to Restraints
Product code: M117
Provides dramatic examples of cases where alternatives to restraints were found and the quality of care was improved.
Product code: M192 Reviewed for accuracy: 2011
This revised video illustrates the importance of protecting patient rights, including the right to information; self-determination; association and communication; and freedom from abuse, quality care and dignity.
Quality Assurance in The Operating Room
Product code: A2376
This program explains the purpose and components of a comprehensive quality assurance plan for the operating room. Viewers will learn how to write and implement a clear meaningful quality assurance plan.
Resident Rights: The Art of Caring
Product code: M105 Reviewed for accuracy: 2011
Overview:All residents have important rights that are protected under federal and state laws. These rights range from the freedom to make decisions about their own care to the freedom from unnecessary restraints and abuse, either verbal or physical.
This program describes those rights and illustrates appropriate methods personnel can use to safeguard them while providing quality care.
Restraints: The Last Resort
Product code: M108
Overview:Illustrates the safe use of restraints and stresses the maintenance of a safe, hazard-free environment to minimize the need for restraints.
The Confused Resident: Strategies for Quality Care
Product code: M107R
Overview:This revised video illustrates the characteristic problems of dementia, including memory loss, catastrophic reaction, communication problems, loss of coordination and depression. Demonstrates interventions such as distracting the person from the negative behavior and simplifying tasks.
The Right To Die
Product code: A2241
This video will help the nurse better understand the 1991 Patient Self-Determination Act and its implications. Medical and non-medical professionals are shown discussing the impact of this federal act on the patient's right to use advanced directives. An actual patient determines the medical, nutritional and extraordinary measures needed at the end of his life. The ethics committee's role in ethical dilemmas is reviewed with reference to self-determination, professional mandates, benefits versus burden of treatment, and evaluation of the patient's condition.