Quality Improvement and Management Project – Fall 2020
You will work on this project in groups of 3 or 4. This paper should at least 10 content pages, APA style, and using peer reviewed journals for references (See grading rubric). Please use headings (hint: follow this outline and make sure you include an introduction and summary. No abstract is necessary). **Papers must be submitted through Safe Assign on Blackboard. Because this is a group project, one group member will submit it in Blackboard.
Introduction: Identify the aim of the paper. Introduce reader to what the paper will address.
Problem: Identify one area at your clinical site that is not meeting desired quality outcomes or may be considered a potential problem. Give specific information regarding who, what, where, when as it relates to the problem (key players and situations). Discuss in terms of which Joint Commission quality indicator it relates to. In addition, document relevance using another indicator from a health (Health People 2020), nursing (NDNQI), or educational (QSEN) database or initiative. Describe why it is a problem or a concern (Potential problem) at this clinical site (i.e. is it related to technique, staffing, education, etc…).
Literature Review: Conduct a literature review on the topic. Identify sources from professional literature that discuss why this is a problem. Identify suggested solutions, how they were implemented and what were the results. You are establishing evidence here.
QI/QM Plan: Create a Quality Improvement plan that can be initiated at this clinical site. It should be based on the information you obtained and reported in the “Problem” section of this paper. Describe your plan for improvement and management. Each student must design a different audit (structure, outcome, or process). For instance, who are the involved players (disciplines), how often will the indicator measured, how will the outcomes be measured (tool or data collection sheet), how often will the data be reviewed.
Analysis: How does the literature support the plan? Within the literature, identify three (3) topics we discussed this semester in relation to leadership and/or management that would support the plan.
Summary: Summarize your paper with some thoughts on relevance to population health, diverse populations and cultural competence, and nursing.
Criteria (APA Style & Format will be considered in all areas) Max Points Actual Points Comments
Topic, outline, 3 references (hard copy of articles). Your paper should have many more than 3 references. Due 10/21/20.
* Points deducted for lateness.
Introduction: Identifies the aim of the paper. Summarizes what the paper includes. 5
Problem: Thoroughly identified problem (key players, situations) (5) and discussed in terms of which Joint Commission quality indicator it relates to (5) and relevance using another indicator from a health (Health People 2020), nursing (NDNQI), or educational (QSEN) database or initiative (5). 15
Literature review: Sources from professional literature are that discussed in terms of why this is a problem, suggested solutions, how they were implemented and the results. References are accurately cited, relevant, and current. Must match those cited in the body. 15
QI/ QM Plan: Complete QI and QM plan. How often the indicator is measured, how often the data is reviewed, how the outcomes are measured. Audits are clearly defined and described. 15
Analysis: How does the literature support the plan? Within the literature, identify three topics we discussed this semester in relation to leadership and/or management that would support the plan. 15
Summary: Paper is summarized with some thoughts on relevance to population health, diverse populations and cultural competence, and nursing implications. 10
General Expectations: Written in a clear and concise manner using APA style; Proper grammar and spelling; Well organized. 10