. Health care organizations and professionals strive to create safe environments for patients; however, due to the complexity of the healthcare system, maintaining safety can be a challenge. Since nurses comprise the largest group of health care professionals, a great deal of responsibility falls in the hands of practicing nurses. Quality improvement (QI) measures and safety improvement plans are effective interventions to reduce medical errors and sentinel events such as medication errors, falls, infections, and deaths. A 2000 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report indicated that almost one million people are harmed annually in the United States, (Kohn et al., 2000) and 210,000–440,000 die as a result of medical errors (Allen, 2013). The role of the baccalaureate nurse includes identifying and explaining specific patient risk factors, incorporating evidence-based solutions to improving patient safety and coordinating care. A solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of safety organizations such as Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and The Joint Commission and its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program is vital to practicing nurses with regard to providing and promoting safe and effective patient care. Demonstration of Proficiency By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 1: Explain evidence-based and best-practice solutions to improve patient safety focusing on medication administration and reducing costs. Competency 2: Analyze factors that lead to increased patient safety risks. Explain fact​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‌‍‍​ors leading to a specific patient-safety risk focusing on Wrong medication or dose. Competency 4: Explain the nurse’s role in coordinating care to enhance quality and reduce costs. Explain how nurses can help coordinate care to increase patient safety with medication administration and reduce costs. Identify stakeholders with whom nurses would need to coordinate to drive quality and safety enhancements with medication administration. identify a quality improvement (QI) initiative for the reduction of administering the wrong medication or dose. Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based strategies to communicate in a manner that supports safe and effective patient care. Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions; contains few errors in grammar or punctuation, word choice, and spelling. Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references exhibiting adherence to APA format. Instructions The purpose of this assessment is to better understand the role of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse in enhancing quality improvement (QI) measures that address a medication administration safety risk. This will be within the specific context of patient safety risks at a healthcare setting of your choice. You will do this by exploring the professional guidelines and best practices for improving and maintaining patient safety in health care settings from organizations such as QSEN and the IOM. Overview of Assessment 3-1 Explain factors leading to a specific patient-safety risk focusing on medication administration. Explain evidence-based and best-practice solutions to improve patient safety focusing on medication administration and reducing costs. Explain how nurses can help coordinate care to increase patient safety with medication administration and reduce costs. Identify stakeholders with whom nurses would coordinate to drive safety enhancements with medication administration