Assessment 04 –
Informatics and Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators
For this assessment, you will prepare an 8–10 minute audio training tutorial (video is optional) for new nurses on the importance of nursing-sensitive quality indicators. Before you complete the detailed instructions in the courseroom, first review the Nursing-
Sensitive Quality Indicators below and select the one you’re most interested in. NursingSensitive Quality Indicators reflect the structure, process, and patient outcomes of nursing care. Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators are developed by identifying potential indicators that reflect nursing care and are not represented by current indicators, performing a literature review, and determining the validity of the potential indicator in nursing practice.
After you select one of the Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators below, return to the courseroom to review the detailed instructions and complete your assessment.
• Patient Volume and Flow – Structure.
• Patient Contacts – Structure.
• Nursing Care Hours Per Patient Day – Structure.
Skill Mix – Structure.
• Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers – Outcome.