4020 Scoring Guide CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED Analyze the elements of

4020 Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Analyze the elements of a successful quality improvement initiative.

Does not identify factors leading to a specific patient-safety risk focusing on medication administration.

Identifies factors leading to a specific patient-safety risk focusing on medication administration.

Explains factors leading to a specific patient-safety risk focusing on medication administration.

Explains factors leading to a specific patient-safety risk focusing on medication administration. Makes reference to specific data, evidence, or standards illustrate the safety risk.

Analyze factors that lead to patient safety risks.

Does not identify evidence-based and best-practice solutions to improve patient safety focusing on medication administration and reducing costs.

Identifies evidence-based and best-practice solutions to improve patient safety focusing on medication administration and/or discusses reducing costs but not both.

Explains evidence-based and best-practice solutions to improve patient safety focusing on medication administration and reducing costs.

Explains evidence-based and best practice solutions to improve patient safety focusing on medication administration and reducing costs. Makes explicit reference to scholarly or professional resources to support explanation.

Identify organizational interventions to promote patient safety.

Does not identify how nurses can help coordinate care to increase patient safety with medication administration and reduce costs.

Identifies how nurses can help coordinate care to increase patient safety with medication administration and/or how to reduce costs but not both.

Explains how nurses can help coordinate care to increase patient safety with medication administration and reduce costs.

Explains how nurses can help coordinate care to increase patient safety with medication administration and reduce costs, providing specific examples related to a patient safety risk.

Explain the nurse’s role in coordinating care to enhance quality and reduce costs.

Does not identify stakeholders with whom nurses would need to coordinate to drive quality and safety enhancements with medication administration.

Identifies stakeholders, but their relevance to collaboration with nurses or their ability to drive quality and safety enhancements with medication administration is unclear.

Identifies stakeholders with whom nurses would need to coordinate to drive quality and safety enhancements with medication administration.

Identifies stakeholders with whom nurses would need to coordinate to drive quality and safety enhancements with medication administration, noting the relevance and potential importance of the stakeholders.

Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based strategies to communicate in a manner that supports safe and effective patient care.

Does not organize content for ideas. Lacks logical flow and smooth transitions.

Organizes content with some logical flow and smooth transitions. Contain errors in grammar or punctuation, word choice, and spelling.

Organizes content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions; contains few errors in grammar or punctuation, word choice, and spelling.

Organizes content with a clear purpose. Content flows logically with smooth transitions using coherent paragraphs, correct grammar or punctuation, word choice, and free of spelling errors.

Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format.

Does not apply APA formatting to headings, in-text citations, and references. Does not use quotes or paraphrase correctly.

Applies APA formatting to in-text citations, headings and references incorrectly or inconsistently, detracting noticeably from the content. Inconsistently uses headings, quotes or paraphrasing.

Applies APA formatting to in-text citations and references exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format.

Exhibits strict and flawless adherence to APA formatting of headings, in-text citations, and references. Quotes and paraphrases correctly.