The overarching theme of the nursing strategic plan is to promise our patients that we will keep them safe, that we will provide reliable quality care and patient experience tailored to their individual needs. The Department of Nursing Strategic Plan outlines three goals to achieve these outcomes.
Mount Sinai Nursing quality and safety goals and initiatives for 2018, and the principles and processes guiding Mount Sinai’s commitment to quality and safety are outlined in the Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Performance Improvement Plan. Aligned with the Organization’s Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Performance Improvement Plan is the Department of Nursing (DON) Safety, Quality, & Performance Improvement Plan.
Patient Safety Rounds is a structured rounding program designed to deliver important safety lessens by leadership to the staff. It allows staff the opportunity to bring forward any patient safety concerns they may have to leadership for review and follow-up.
The Great Catch Program celebrates the near misses reported by staff members. The Great Catches help to identify areas where opportunities of improvement may be identified.
The Department of Nursing will continue to promote safety, quality, and patient satisfaction with purposeful rounding for pain, toileting, position, and possessions using the tenets of Relationship-Centered Care in all interactions.
Patient safety is defined as “the prevention of harm to patients.” The Department of Nursing Safety, Quality, & Performance Improvement is responsible for the oversight of efforts to prevent nursing-related adverse outcomes and plans to address and remediate adverse outcomes when they do occur