- April 25, 2020
QSEN Safety Competencies
QSENSafety competencies refer to a set of skills, knowledge, and attitudethat were developed for the purpose of promoting the service deliveryof the nurses by improving the qualityand safety of the medical system at their workplace (Brady, 2011).Some of the QSEN Safety competencies include Patient-centered careand safety.
Theactivities of the nurses should focus on the well-being of patientswho need to be involved in the treatment process. Besides, thecaregivers need to seek the opinion and consent of the patients onvarious issues concerning their health, this increases thecoordination of the care process and make the patients feel thattheir contribution, preferences, and values are respectedconsequently enhancing the quality of patient care(Brady,2011).
Thenurses should consider their safety as well as that of the safety ofthe patients to whom they are administering care. They must ensurethat their working environment is safe to avoid any form of injury.The risk of harm to the nurses and the patients can be minimizedsignificantly through the high performance of the care providers andthe utilization of efficient health systems. Safety ensures that thenurses direct their effort in improving the current health conditionof the patient instead of treating a new condition that results froman injury, this facilitates the recovery of the patients(Brady,2011).
Patientsvisit healthcareinstitutions to seek for medical care that will lead to theimprovement of their health condition therefore, they anticipate fora quality healthcare that will transform their life and not worsentheir situation. It is the responsibility of the nurses to ensurethat the needs of patients are met by providing quality care andpromoting their safety.
Brady, D. S.(2011). Using Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) as aPedagogical Structure for Course Redesign and Content. InternationalJournal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8(1).doi:10.2202/1548-923x.2147