Leaders seek out change opportunities regularly. Innovation, critical thinking, and decision making are key to making an Leaders seek out change opportunities regularly. Innovation, critical thinking, and decision making are key to making an impact on an organization. This assignment is designed to help you look at aspects of your own clinical practice and become a change agent in your organization. Use your current or past experience to identify a specific area for the change and to implement a specific intervention.
This week you will focus on using research articles, in addition to other sources, to substantiate a specific change in your facility. This will be accomplished by going through a process where you assess your work area or think of an appropriate area to create positive change. Search the library data base for evidence based solutions for your issue. The focus this week is showing how evidenced-solutions can support positive change. You will summarize and cite the research in the speakers notes area. Create a roll out plan for your change/intervention based on your research findings from the library data base.
Step 1: Select a topic for a change project. What do you want to change? Go in an explore each of the sites for ideas on where to implement change. The links take you to the landing page for each site.
- Review the following resources for potential change topic or process ideas:
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Transforming Care at the Bedside
- For process change resources: TeamSTEPPS® Pocket Guide
Step 2: Identify the context for your change. Where will the change take place and who will it affect? Who would need to approve the change?
- Describe the setting where the change will take place. For example, clinical, insurance, home health, or public and community.
- Explain who is affected: patients, nurses, leadership, and other stakeholders in the organization.
- Who would need to approve the change? The CEO, unit manager or someone else? Address the plan to this position.
Step 3: Review the literature to find possible evidence-based solutions and evidence to address your topic. Pick the solution with the best evidence to support the intervention for the change.
Search the Phoenix library for support for the change and the plan to implement the change. What are the current best practices for your intended change? Find 3-5 research articles that can be summarized to support the overall plan. Be sure to have a well developed summary. One sentence is not a summary. The focus this week is showing how evidence-based research can be utilized to support positive change. Be sure to cite the material appropriately.
- Research sources that guide evidence-based practice to improve outcomes related to your selected topic.
- Find a minimum of three to five peer-reviewed articles directly related to addressing your change topic. Use these articles to support the implementation plan by summarizing key points and adding the summary to the presentation. Do not use direct quotes in the presentation. Summaries only.
- Additional outside sources can also be utilized such as your organizations website. All material must be cited.
Step 4: Create an implementation plan for your change. The audience would be the person(s) who need to approve the change. Be sure to address this person in your speakers notes on the first or second slide. How will the change be implemented? Add in the research from step 3 to support the intervention. Be creative and complete for the change plan.
- Create an implementation plan for your change. The plan should include what resources are needed, a simple timeline and justification of the change. The plan should be logical in sequence and start with the identification of the issue and the change idea and review how the change would happen and who it would affect.
- Your audience is whomever is responsible for approving the change.
- Use the research articles to substantiate and justify the change idea. For example, if an automated scheduling software could be a good improvement for your facility, use the research to support the change. The summaries for the articles will go into the speakers notes area. Be sure to cite your speakers notes.
Format your assignment as a 10- to 15-slide presentation with cited speakers notes. Be sure to include Step 2 information in the final assignment.
Include an APA-formatted reference slide(s).