What are the benefits to patient safety, workflow processes and patient outcomes?


Use the information from your assigned readings, the literature, the self-paced tutorial and leaders in your organization to write a 2-3 page paper that addresses the following questions. Title page and references are not included in 2-3 page limit.

Health care professionals have an ethical duty to ensure patient safety. Safe technologies are increasingly being implemented throughout health care organizations to improve patient safety, streamline work processes, and improve the quality and outcomes of health care delivery. In a 2-3 page paper, you will discuss one (1) technology safety initiative that has been or can be implemented in a health care setting to improve patient safety and work processes, and improve patient outcomes.

You may use one of the following examples or chose your own. Some examples are:

· Smart pumps

· Bar code medication administration

· Clinical decision support systems

· RFID technology

· Smart rooms

· Wearable technology

· Robotics

1.  Describe the technology and its users.

2.  What data is gathered using the technology?

3.  What are the benefits to patient safety, workflow processes and patient outcomes?

4.  What are the cons of this technology?

5.  Do the benefits outweigh the cons?  Provide rationale

6. Describe the role of the nurse leader in selecting, implementing and sustaining technology. Provide 2 examples of effectiveness of the technology of patient safety, workflow processes, and patient outcomes.


Points: 40

Due Date: Sun, Nov 21 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US.



Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)

Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases. Style

Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 7th edition formatting, citations and references.  Click here  to download a Microsoft Word APA template. Review this  annotated student sample paper guide  which draws attention to relevant content and formatting in 7th edition APA style. Make sure you cross-reference the APA 7th edition book as well before submitting the assignment. Refer to the ‘LEARNER SUPPORT’ tab for more information regarding APA 7th edition with comparisons to 6th edition.

Number of Pages/Words

Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.

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