There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no corequisites for this course.
||This course examines various current efforts to improve quality and
efficiency of health care systems. Topics range from issues of
medical error reduction, quality improvements in medical records, and
utilization review, to models for continuous quality improvement in
physician-health care worker-client relations.
- Kimberly Galt, Karen Paschal. Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, ed., Jones and Barlett, 2011. ISBN: 9780763763381
||Participate in all assigned activities.
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Bachelor of Applied Science Learning Outcomes (Health Care
1. Apply the rules and principles of law and ethics.
2. Apply organizational strategies.
3. Communicate professionally.
4. Manage information to support organizational goals.
5. Develop a strategic plan for a healthcare facility.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will
demonstrate an understanding of:
1. The history of continuous quality improvement and risk
management in health care.
2. Risk management, continuous quality improvement, and risk
management, and the differences among them.
3. The agencies responsible for health care quality.
4. Joint Commission quality expectations to their area of expertise.
5. Relate OSHA standards to their areas of expertise.
6. The CQI plan for process improvement.
|Methods of Evaluation:
||Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
|| It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
|| For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.