The nurse notices an increase in the prevalence of deep vein thrombosis among clients in a surgical unit. The nurse collects data, develops a preventative program with peers, and works with her manager to implement a new policy and procedure. Which of the following best describes the nurse’s actions?

  1. collaboration
  2. consultation
  3. informatics
  4. performance improvement
Number 4 is correct.
Rationale: The nurse is using evidence-based decision-making to improve performance. Methods within performance improvement include collaboration and consultation. Informatics addresses processing data in an organized method to allow for storage and retrieval.