Demonstration of Proficiency By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria: •Competency 1: Analyze the quality and performance improvement activities within the health care organization. ◦Recommend evidence-based best practice tools and techniques to reduce or eliminate patient safety threats. •Competency 3: Analyze the importance of patient safety in health care. ◦Apply the health care safety imperative to a patient safety issue. ◦Evaluate the risk to patients, employees, and the organization if patient safety threats are not addressed. ◦Analyze regulatory agencies’ role and impact on organizations’ patient safety programs. •Competency 4: Apply leadership strategies to quality improvement in a health care organization. ◦Analyze the patient safety officer’s role in implementing patient safety plans. •Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with health care professionals. ◦Write a clear, persuasive, organized recommendation plan that is generally free of errors and is reflective of professional communication in the health care field. ◦Provide citations and title and reference pages that conform to APA style and format.