In October 2005 the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing program was established. This program is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. QSEN was developed specifically for future nurses to understand and be aware of key challenges such as the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential to constantly advance the quality and safety of the way healthcare systems work. The goal for QSEN is to reshape the identity of nursing so it includes the recommendations by the Institute of Medicine so there is a commitment to the quality and safety proficiency (Dycus, 2009). QSEN has strived to place initiatives in pre-licensure programs so when licensed, they are up to date and educated on necessary skills. For pre-licensure
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Discussing effective strategies with healthcare workers provides an opportunity for learning and teaching at the same time. With our world advancing in technology rapidly it is important to understand informatics in nursing. Utilizing technology for knowledge, communication, and decision-making is crucial for effective healthcare team coordination (Dycus, 2009). Although many nursing interventions are necessary for improving patient well-being, there sometimes is also a risk to cause another problem if proper criteria are not followed. The risk for Catheter associated urinary tract infections can be reduced by decreasing prolonged use by limiting indwelling catheters to appropriate clinical use and also by maintaining good hand washing and sterile technique (Macera, 2011). Indications for urinary placement are acute urinary retention post anesthesia, patients with stage 3 or 4 pressure sacral ulcers, comfort measures for palliative care, and monitoring urinary output of critically ill patients. The physician should verify indications. Also, selecting a catheter size that is smaller than the external meatus is crucial to help minimize trauma. Having all of the equipment at the beginning is important because it decreases the exposure risk of sterile products to pathogens in the air (Macera, 2011). Having more than one person in the room to help is extremely helpful.