After reviewing the 2012 QSEN Graduate Competencies
(PDF), identify a quality/safety issue that you have seen in
your practice or clinical setting.
Explain to your classmates the
issue you have identified and the reasons why it is an issue. Include the
potential negative outcomes that can arise if the issue is not resolved.
For example, you notice that
the provider is not following the American Cancer Society’s
recommendation for cervical cancer screening. This issue in quality
competency can lead to under-testing, over-testing, increased cost, and
increased potential for surgical procedures. These factors can have
negative consequences, such as higher risk for preterm labor or
As you create your post, review
the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the relevant competency regarding
the quality/safety issue you have identified.