Improvement Plan Tool Kit

Instructions: Improvement Plan Tool Kit

 

For this assessment, you will develop a Word document or an online resource repository of at least 12 annotated professional or scholarly resources that you consider critical for the audience of your safety improvement plan, pertaining to medication administration, to understand or implement to ensure the success of the plan.

 

 

Demonstration of Proficiency

· Identifies necessary resources to support the implementation and sustainability of a safety improvement initiative focusing on medication administration. Organizes resources logically for ease of use.

· Analyzes usefulness of resources for role group responsible for implementing quality and safety improvements with medication administration. Provides specific examples of utility in the context of a specific health care setting.

· Analyzes the value of resources to reduce patient safety risk or improve quality, identifying those that may be most valuable for reducing patient safety risk or improving quality with medication administration.

· Uses persuasive, engaging language to present compelling reasons and relevant situations for resource tool kit use by its target audience.

 

 

 

References

Chard, R., Makary, M. A. (2015). Transfer-of-care communication: Nursing best practices. AORN Journal, 102(4), 329-342.

Kaminski, J. (2016). Why all nurses can/should be authors. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 11(4), 1-7.

 

Professional Context

Nurses are often asked to implement processes, concepts, or practices – sometimes with little preparatory communication or education. One way to encourage sustainability of quality and process improvements is to assemble an accessible, user-friendly tool kit for knowledge and process documentation. Creating a resource repository or tool kit is also an excellent way to follow up an educational or in-service session, as it can help to reinforce attendees’ new knowledge as well as the understanding of its value. By practicing creating a simple online tool kit, you can develop valuable technology skills to improve your competence and efficacy. This technology is easy to use, and resources are available to guide you.

 

Scenario

For this assessment, consider taking one of these two approaches:

Locate a safety improvement plan (your current organization, the Institution for Healthcare Improvement, or a publicly available safety improvement initiative) pertaining to medication administration Instructions

It is recommended that you focus on the 3 or 4 most critical categories or themes with respect to your safety improvement initiative pertaining to medication administration. For example, for an ;initiative that concerns improving workplace safety for practitioners, you might choose broad themes such as general organizational safety and quality best practices; environmental safety and quality risks; individual strategies to improve personal and team safety; and process best practices for reporting and improving environmental safety issues.

Following the recommended scheme, you would collect 3 resources on average for each of the 4 categories focusing on safety with medication administration. Each resource listing should include ;the following:

An APA-formatted citation of the resource with a working link.
A description of the information, skills, or tools provided by the resource.
A brief explanation of how the resource can help nurses better understand or implement the safety improvement initiative pertaining to medication administration.
A description of how nurses can use this resource and when its use may be appropriate.

Here is an example entry:

Merret, A., Thomas, P., Stephens, A., ;Moghabghab, R., Gruneir, M. (2011). A collaborative approach to fall prevention. Canadian Nurse, 107(8), 24-29. Retrieved from www.canadian-nurse.com/articles/issues/2011/october-2011/a-collaborative-ap
This article presents the Geriatric Emergency Management-Falls Intervention Team (GEM-FIT) project. It shows how a collaborative nurse lead project can be implemented and used to improve collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork, as well as improve the delivery of health care services. This resource is likely more useful to nurses as a resource for strategies and models for assembling and participating in an interdisciplinary team than for specific fall-prevention strategies. It is suggested that this resource be reviewed prior to creating an interdisciplinary team for a collaborative project in a health care setting.

Additionally, be sure that your plan addresses the following, which corresponds to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Please study the scoring guide carefully so you understand what is needed for a distinguished score.

Identify necessary resources to support the implementation and continued sustainability of a safety improvement initiative pertaining to medication administration.
Analyze the usefulness of resources to the role group responsible for implementing quality and safety improvements focusing on medication administration.
Analyze the value of resources to reduce patient safety risk related to medication administration.
Present compelling reasons and relevant situations for use of resource tool kit by its target audience.
Communicate in a clear, logically structured, and professional manner that applies current APA style and formatting.

Example Assessment: You may use the following example to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like but keep in mind that your tool kit will focus on promoting safety with medication administration. Note that you do not have to submit your bibliography in addition to the Google Site; the example bibliography is merely for your reference.

 

Resources: Collaboration and Teamwork

Collaboration and Teamwork
Bird, H. (2017). How to enhance practice in a digital world. Community Practitioner, 90(4), 22–24.
There are new tools of leadership and communication in practice today, and this article explains how these new tools can enhance best practices in nursing.
Barton, G., Bruce, A., & Schreiber, R. (2018). Teaching nurses teamwork: Integrative review of competency-based team training in nursing education. Nurse Education in Practice, 32, 129–137.
Abstract: The aim of this review is to critically analyse empirical published work reporting on teamwork education interventions in nursing, and identify key educational considerations enabling teamwork competency in this group. CINAHL, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete, and ERIC databases were searched and detailed inclusion-exclusion criteria applied. Studies (n=19) were selected and evaluated using established qualitative-quantitative appraisal tools and a systematic constant comparative approach. Nursing teamwork knowledge is rooted in High Reliability Teams theory and Crew or Crisis Resource Management sources. Constructivist pedagogy is used to teach, practice, and refine teamwork competency. Nursing teamwork assessment is complex; involving integrated yet individualized determinations of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Future initiatives need consider frontline leadership, supportive followership and skilled communication emphasis. Collective stakeholder support is required to translate teamwork competency into nursing practice (Barton, Bruce, & Schreiber, 2018).
Schmutz, J. B., Meier, L. L., & Manser, T. (2019). How effective is teamwork really? The relationship between teamwork and performance in healthcare teams: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 9(9).
This article investigates the relationship between teamwork and clinical performance and potential moderating variables of this relationship.
Doren, M. (2017). Working collaboratively—teaching collaboration. Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship & Pedagogy, 27(2), 180–194.
This article may give you some ideas for a skills practice activity to include in your Improvement Plan In-Service Presentation.
Rosen, M. A., DiazGranados, D., Dietz, A. S., Benishek, L. E., Pronovost, P. J., & Weaver, S. J. (2018). Teamwork in healthcare: Key discoveries enabling safer, high-quality care. American Psychologist, 73(4), 433–450.
The authors discuss best practices related to teamwork and team improvement, some of which may help you think about how best to present the information in your tool kit.

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