This assignment is designed to give you a greater understanding of regulatory agencies and accreditation bodies, including their functions, public reporting requirements, and how they impact quality and safety. This will help you to recognize how different bodies collaborate for optimum functioning.
Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body.
Discuss the history of the agency or body.
Explain the reason for its existence.
Summarize the agency’s public reporting of quality indicators:
- Where they are reported
- Why public reporting of these metrics is important
- Explain how the agency or body operates:
- Current function
- Organizational structure
Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of healthcare:
- Healthcare organizations
- Nursing practice
- Patient care
Cite at least 2 sources in an APA-formatted reference page.