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NURS 603. Improvement Science and Outcomes Management. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits (3 credits lecture). With an emphasis on the foundations of quality and safety science, the techniques and tools for analyzing organizational and clinical processes for efficacy, root cause analysis when examining medical errors, and developing or using valid and reliable metrics to measure outcomes are presented. The importance of building a culture of quality and safety is reinforced, along with the role of regulators and regulations to monitor safety.