Methods for monitoring and implementation of improvements in the clinical setting
 
Module: Nursing care
ECTS: 3
Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Lecturer
Year of study: Third
Methods for monitoring and implementation of improvements in the clinical setting

Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Lecturer
  • Zdenka Kramar, Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:
  • understanding of the need to monitor and implement improvements in the clinical setting;
  • knowledge of models and methods for introducing improvements, continuous quality improvement in the clinical setting;
  • knowledge of the influential factors in the process of making changes and improvements;
  • understanding the necessity of testing changes and improvements in the clinical setting;
  • understanding the importance of labour organization and teams to implement changes and improvements.
Mandatory references:
  • Quality Improvement Organizations, n.d. Guide to Implementing Quality Improvement Principles. Quality Improvement Organizations. Available at: https://www.gmcf.org/AlliantWeb/Files/QIOFiles/Nursing%20Homes/Implementing%20QI%20Principles%2010SOW-GA-IIPC-12-237.pdf.
  • Elmi, J., 2012. An example of a High Blood Pressure Clinical QI Intervention. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/docs/cb_december_2012.pdf.
  • Langley, G.L., Nolan, K.M., Nolan, T.W., Norman, C.L. & Provost L.P., 2009. The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
  • Deming, W.E.,2000. The New Economics for Industry, Government, and Education. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Ministrstvo za zdravje Republike Slovenije, 2006. Nacionalne usmeritve za razvoj kakovosti v zdravstvu. Ljubljana: Ministrstvo za zdravje.
  • Robida, A.,2009. Pot do odlične zdravstvene prakse. Ljubljana: Planet GV.
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Study obligations:
  • 100% obligatory attendance at the seminars
  • successfully completed seminar work is a requirement for the exam
  • 50% attendance at lectures
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (100%)