14. Practical/Clinical Issue

  1. After reviewing the 2012 QSEN Graduate Competencies, identify a quality/safety issue that you have seen in Psychiatric nursing practice or clinical setting.
  2. Explain the issue you have identified and the reasons why it is an issue. Include the potential negative outcomes that can arise if the issue is not resolved.
  • For example, you notice that the provider is not following the American Cancer Society’s recommendation for cervical cancer screening. This issue in quality competency can lead to under-testing, over-testing, increased cost, and increased potential for surgical procedures. These factors can have negative consequences, such as a higher risk for preterm labor or infertility.
  • 3. As you create your response, review the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the relevant competency regarding the quality/safety issue you have identified.
  • Remember: The material and feedback from this assignment will be used in an upcoming SWOT Analysis assignment.