NURS FPX 4010 Assessment 4 Stakeholder Presentation EN
Organizational or Patient Issue.
The issue at stake is trying to solve or improve on short staffing impacting patient care/safety and overall outcome. The audience should consider solving this problem because it is critical to both patient care and the already employed employees. “There is a need to develop an evidence-based nurse sensitive outcomes measure upon which staffing for safety, quality and workplace equity, as well as an instrument that reliability and validity projects nurse staffing requirements in a variety of clinical settings. Nurse-sensitive indicators reflect elements of patient care that are
directly affected by nursing practice in addition, these measures must take into account patient satisfaction, workload and staffing, clinical risk and other measures of the quality and safety of care and nurses’ work satisfaction’’ ( Olley et al, 2019).
Relevance of an Interdisciplinary Team Approach.
Team approach in any problem is always the best especially that of short staffing.
It remains the best because ideals are brought forward from all team members towards solving an issue and no one feels left behind.
While team approach remain the best, communication is the key to any successful team achieving it objective(s). Therefore, what the at pilgrim needs is to communicate and get variety of ideas from the team to achieve or improve their short staffing issue which is it goal.
“Enhanced communication leads to decrease workloads by minimizing duplicate effort and increasing knowledge. Building relationships with professionals in other disciplines to better understanding” Jakubowski & Perron, 2018).
Interdisciplinary Plan Summary
The objective of this plan is to solve or improve on the short staffing issue at pilgrim rehab’
It is very likely the plan will work because every member of the team involve is very willing to listen, communicate, contribute and implement what ever idea the team brings forward to solving this issue.
The following issues will be addressed next.
What is the objective?
How likely is the plan to work?
What will the interdisciplinary team do ?
The team will apply the PDCA CYCLE of Dr William Deming to effectively manage and implement it plan. This plan –to-do-study –act will be explained under the next heading/slide.
Also, the team will need to solve/improve the situation because “ nurses’ workloads and frequent interruptions affect medication administration and force nurses to adapt unsafety behavior”( Alomari et al, 2018).
Implementation and Resource Management
As I mentioned in my previous paper the monetary cost of this proposal is one million US dollars. The team will apply the plan-to-do-study-act cycle in other to implement and manage resources. The act part of the cycle will be better at evaluation part of the proposal. This will be done in the following steps;
The money will be as part of the plan put towards improving/solving short staffing problem by raising the minimum pay wages for the already employed.
Increase signed on bonuses for new recruits.
Increase the referral bonuses which will encourage the employed staff bring in potential workers.
The above will be done within a period of about five months and then recheck to make sure resources are effectively managed and not wasted by seeing how many employees have been added to the existing staff and if it will justify the expenditure.
The evaluation here will be simple. The act part of the cycle will be applied which will help measure the success of the plan.
The successful outcome of this project will be having more nurses and nurses’ assistants getting employed in the company.
Getting feedback from patient how the quality of their care is being improved by them getting their activity of daily living done on time and their medication giving on time.
The number of new employees during this project will help to show the decree of success of this plan.
Alomari, A., Wilson, V., Solman, A., Bajorek, B., & Tinsley, P. (2018). Pediatric Nurses Perceptions of Medication Safety and Medication Error: A Mixed Method Study. Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Nursing, 41 (2), 94-110.
Jakubowski, T.L., Perron, T.J., (2018). Interprofessional Collaboration Improves Healthcare. Reflection on Nursing Leadership.
Olley, R., Edwards, I., Avery, M., & Cooper, H. (2019). Systematic review of the evidence related to mandated nurse staffing ratios in acute care hospitals. Australian Health Review, 43, 288‒293.