Safety Performance Improvement Paper

Safety Performance Improvement Paper

Guidelines and Criteria

Purpose:  To identify a safety issue within a health care organization that needs to change in order to promote better delivery of patient care; to demonstrate an ability to collaboratively problem-solve in an interdisciplinary environment while working towards resolution of a common problem. NOTE: Catheter Associated UTI (CAUTI) is being identify as the safety issue. Use (Catheter Associated UTI (CAUTI) as the safety issue.

Guidelines:

Students will read chapters 5 and 6 in the course textbook Sullivan, E. (2018). Effective leadership and management in nursing. (9th ed). Boston: Pearson prior to beginning the assignment.

 

1.  Read Sullivan Chapters 5 and 6

 

2.  Describe a situation in the workplace or nursing practice that relates to a safety goal and needs to be changed.

 

5.  Using the Seven Steps in the Change Process as discussed in the textbook (Chapter 5), create a performance improvement process that addresses the workplace area of concern/safety goal. Identify an intervention you could implement to address this problem.  Refer to Rubric for specific criteria.

6.  Using appropriate change theory, describe how you would use this theory to impact change for this process.

7.  Describe leadership’s role in this PI process.  Identify the key players who would be beneficial to the plan’s success.

 

Format

This should be 2 pages excluding title page and reference page, should be doubled spaced and follow APA guidelines to include correct in text and reference page citations. Proper grammar and syntax is expected.  All areas of the discussion should be supported with professional literature.  A minimum of 1 resources,

Safety Performance Improvement Paper

other than the course textbook, are required.  Two (1) of those sources should be research from the nursing literature. 

 

Lay person web sites and blogs are generally not appropriate for use in professional discussions.

NOTE: Catheter Associated UTI (CAUTI) is being identify as the safety issue. Use (Catheter Associated UTI (CAUTI) as the safety issue.

 

 

 

Criteria Exemplary Accomplished Developing Beginning Total
 

 

Identify a TJC safety goal that is relevant to an area of concern at your place of employment or clinical rotations. Describe a situation that needs change. Identify data related to the problem to be collected.

14-15 points 12-14 points 11-13 points 0-10 points /15
  The goal is comprehensive, clearly stated, and focused. The situation that needs change is clearly described and includes relevant data.

 

The goal is clearly stated and somewhat focused. The situation that needs change is described and includes relevant data.

 

 

The goal is unclear and is too broadly or too narrowly focused. The situation that needs change is described with some data that relates to the problem.

 

 

 

The goal is weak or absent. The situation that needs change is poorly or incompletely described with little or no data that relates to the problem.

 

 

 

 

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