Mar 29, 2023  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 606 - Continuous Program Improvement & Risk Management

This course includes a focus on the theories, concepts, and principles of quality improvement and risk management. Emphasis will be on the methods used to improve efforts in health-care delivery while minimizing potential risk. Each unit of content focuses on a different issue confronting the individual nurse at every level of current practice. 

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Risk Management Plan

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Identify specific continuous program improvement tools that focus on consumer satisfaction and organizational efficiencies. 
  • Explain the objectives of health-care regulatory agencies and principles related to improving patient outcomes. 
  • Apply continuous program improvement principles to the health-care setting. 
  • Explain the steps in the risk management process and methods for identifying risk. 
  • Describe the legal requirements of an internal risk management program. 
  • Differentiate between continuous program improvement and risk management. 
  • Analyze how professional standards are the basis for risk management and quality improvement within the facility.

Credits: 3

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