Summarize the key activities of your visits to your Practicum site (as appropriate) including with whom you met what you did and what you gained from the experience.


This week I assisted in a Quality and Safety Council meeting and a Practice Council meeting. The Quality Safety Council meeting started with moments of excellence which included announcements from the participants. The new B12 council member was also introduced (Mrs. Sawyer Sade). Topics such as hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) report and the presentation of a new vacutainer for blood draws were discussed. In the area of Professional Growth Development the quality data discussed how to disseminate the message to others consistently and focus on getting all nurses to truly understand the data presentations. As far as the Culture agenda how to address the issue of CLABSIs (Central lined-associated Blood Stream infection) and CAUTIs (Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections) were discussed. Multiple people attended the meeting but the key members who presented were Tim T. Jocelyn R. Jeff C. Jesse R. Lisa O. and Sade S. all nurses.
The Practice Council meeting also started with moments of excellence. The agenda items were as followed: In the News (Mercy Magnet Mentor needed; 4 years commitment) Collaborative Practice which included infection prevention education pharmacy laboratory and technology report in which my preceptor discussed the upcoming new G-Tube assessment in Meditech texting through responder 5 to PCD phones with canned and free text in the works; some part of Maternal Child Health have received a Health Stream 3-module introduction to the process of logging into the upcoming Epic system. Presenters were: April S. Lisa A. Susan H. Andrea L. Kim D. and Maria H.