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For this assessment, you will develop 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 to understand or implement to ensure the success of the plan. Communication in the health care environment consists of an information-sharing experience whether through oral or written messages (Chard & Makary, 2015). As health care organizations and nurses strive to create a culture of safety and quality care, the importance of interprofessional collaboration, the development of tool kits, and the use of wikis become more relevant and vital. In addition to the dissemination of information and evidence-based findings and the development of tool kits, continuous support for and availability of such resources are critical. Among the most popular methods to promote ongoing dialogue and information sharing are blogs, wikis, websites, and social media. Nurses know how to support people in time of need or crisis and how to support one another in the workplace; wikis in particular enable nurses to continue that support beyond the work environment. Here they can be free to share their unique perspectives, educate others, and promote health care wellness at local and global levels (Kaminski, 2016).
Demonstration of Proficiency By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: • Competency 1: Analyze the elements of a successful quality improvement initiative. o • Competency 2: Analyze factors that lead to patient safety risks. o • Analyze the value of resources to reduce patient safety risk or improve quality. Competency 3: Identify organizational interventions to promote patient safety. o • Analyze the usefulness of resources to role group responsible for implementing quality and safety improvements. Identify necessary resources to support the implementation and sustainability of a safety improvement initiative. Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based strategies to communicate in a manner that supports safe and effective patient care. o Present compelling reasons and relevant situations for resource tool kit to be used by its target audience. o Communicate in a clear, logically structured, and professional manner, using current APA style and formatting. References Chard, R., & Makary, M. A. (2015).Workplace Safety Discussion
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. Scenario For this assessment, consider taking one of these two approaches: 1. Locate a safety improvement plan through an external resource (your current organization, Institution for Healthcare Improvement, or publicly available safety improve initiative) and create an online tool kit or resource repository that will help an audience understand the research behind the safety improvement plan and how to put the plan into action. Instructions It is recommended that you focus on the 3 or 4 most critical categories or themes with respect to your safety improvement initiative. For example, if your initiative 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. 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. • 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.canadiannurse.com/articles/issues/2011/october-2011/a-collaborative-ap o 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. • Analyze the usefulness of resources to the role group responsible for implementing quality and safety improvements. • Analyze the value of resources to reduce patient safety risk. • 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 for an annotated bibliography. Note that you do not have to submit your bibliography in addition to the Google Site; the example bibliography is merely for your reference. Assessment 4 Example [PDF]. \ Resources Collaboration and Teamwork • Chard, R., & Makary, M. A. (2015). Transfer-of-care communication: Nursing best practices. AORN Journal, 102(4), 329–342. o • Consider applying some of the communications best practices highlighted in this article to how you communicate your tool kit. Dietz, A. S., Pronovost, P. J., Mendez-Tellez, P., Wyskiel, R., Marsteller, J. A., Thompson, D. A., & Rosen, M. A. (2014).Workplace Safety Discussion
A systematic review of teamwork in the intensive care unit: What do we know about teamwork, team tasks, and improvement strategies? Journal of Critical Care, 29(6), 908–914. o • 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. Kalisch, B. J., Aebersold, M., McLaughlin, M., Tschannen, D., & Lane, S. (2015). An intervention to improve nursing teamwork using virtual simulation. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(2), 164–179. o This article presents a feasibility study for use of a simulation to improve teamwork among nursing staff. Building Professional Efficacy and Visibility • Kaminski, J. (2016). Why all nurses can/should be authors. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 11(4), 1–7. o This editorial urges nurses to be active contributors to ongoing research, journals, blogs, and other outlets to increase visibility of their valuable perspectives on health care. Evaluating Resources • The Library of Congress. (n.d.). Evaluating Internet resources: An annotated guide to selected resources. Retrieved from https://www.loc.gov/rr/business/beonline/selectbib.html o • This Web page collects resources related to evaluating the reliability and relevance of information from electronic sources. The format of this page may also be a helpful model for the resource list you are assembling. Think Critically About Source Quality. o This Capella University Library guide offers a method to help you determine which resources to include in your tool kit. …Workplace Safety Discussion
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