In my personal nursing practice, and as an adjunct clinical instructor, patient safety is the foundation in providing quality patient care that leads to optimal outcomes. I was lucky enough to be involved last spring in the implementation of a fall bundle reporting form which allowed me to see how informatics can be incorporated into patient safety data gathering to make well educated process improvement. I was also involved in implementation of the Nurses Improving Care of Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) recommendations to help in the safety of elderly patient’s experiencing delirium in acute care. Patient safety is the basis of my clinical teaching with nursing students to ensure their abilities to identify, evaluate, assess and make implementations to keep their patients safe.
The opportunity to learn and interact with multiple disciplines would be stimulating and is imperative to the development of improved patient safety outcomes. I would look forward to sharing my years of patient care and safety experience and look forward to learning with a diverse group. Ultimately, I could bring my improved knowledge back to incorporate into my future as a nursing educator whether in research, direct patient care and in educating colleagues and future nurses. Thank you for your consideration for this opportunity.