Write a 15- paper on an authentic workplace quality improvement need at the unit level and using data to support a specific quality improvement approach.
You will apply a quality improvement model to your identified need, determine members of a quality improvement team, and identify a leader who will champion your quality improvement initiative. Your deliverable for this major assessment is a paper approximately 15pages in length. Your quality improvement paper will include the following:
State the problem and mission in measurable terms; clearly state the unit of analysis.
o Explain why your selected nursing indicator is a priority for your organization, and support your selection with data.
o Identify which quality improvement model best fits your nursing indicator and justify your selection with evidence from the research literature.
o Detail the primary measurement that you will be utilizing, and the goal, in comparison to an external source (i.e. scores received by other similar health care organizations on your nursing indicator).
o Synthesize strategies for managing any ethical dilemmas presented by the initiative.
Describe the team: membership, roles,
facilitators, background/experience and motivation within followed with an analysis of the leadership role of the sponsor for this project.
o Document the team process: determine meeting frequency, ability to fulfill roles on the team, etc. As this is a simulation exercise, you will create this information using best practices as a guide.
o What leadership qualities should this “senior leader” or sponsor possess?
o Do you believe this sponsor to be a transactional leader or a transformational leader?
o What managerial attributes and actions would this senior leader need to employ to ensure that the staff will buyinto workplace changes?
o Predict how the senior leader role will evolve throughout the quality improvement journey.
Formulate possible evidence-based practices and an action plan that could work toward achieving improvement outcomes.
o Provide insight into the diagnostic processes
(e.g., root cause analysis) used to determine the primary causes of the problem. Consider both qualitative (cause-effect diagram, barrier analysis), and quantitative (theory testing or drill-down analysis) methods.
o Analyze the cost-effectiveness of your initiative and how your initiative mitigates risk and improves health care outcomes.
Summarize the impact of the team process on the nurse sensitive indicator.
o Analyze monthly or weekly data points of the nine-month period.
? Include a timeline that documents the various milestones seen from implementation to completion of the nine-month quality improvement model. You may use the quality improvement model of your choice (PDSA, DMAIC, Lean).
? Demonstrate meaningful improvement utilizing a key metric such as graphs, control charts, or other valid statistical analysis capable of showing trends.
Summarize the positive attributes of the team process in creating improvement.
• Attributes can include, but are not limited to: motivation to improve, conflict and conflict resolution, change theory as applied to implementation strategy, negotiation, the role of the senior leader in securing resources for the team, and other organizational and team dynamics.