NR533: Quality Improvement And Patient Safety

In this exercise, you and your nurse colleagues will select a specific population, state an aim, and select a set of outcomes/cost measures. In essence, you will identify measures of outcomes that contribute to the value of care. The final step is to name, define and operationalize the selected outcomes/measures. Complete the Clinical Value Compass to identify measures of outcomes/costs that contribute most to the value of care. For example:

  • Outcomes: Patients with confirmed acute MI, direct admits only, from time of admission to Emergency Department to 8 weeks post discharge.
  • Aim: To find ways to continually improve the quality and value of care for acute MI patients.
  • Value: ….


  1. Using the Clinical Value Compass Worksheet, (ATTACHED) create a document where you fill out outcomes, aim, value, and operational definitions.