Was documentation adequately and appropriately completed based on the protocol and policy?
Developing an Evaluation Plan and Disseminating Evidence
1ST PROJECT: Using 800-1,000 words, discuss methods to evaluate the effectiveness of your proposed solution and variables to be assessed when evaluating project outcomes.
Example: If you are proposing a new staffing matrix that is intended to reduce nurse turnover, improve nursing staff satisfaction, and positively impact overall delivery of care, you may decide the following methods and variables are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of your proposed solution:
Survey of staff attitudes and contributors to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction before and after initiating change.
Obtain turnover rates before and after initiating change.
Compare patient discharge surveys before change and after initiation of change.
Staff attitudes and perceptions.
Patient attitudes and perceptions.
Rate of nursing staff turnover.
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2nd PROJECT: Using 250-500 words, summarize your strategy for disseminating the results of the project to key stakeholders and to the greater nursing community.
This is for both projects
Developing an Evaluation Plan
• Described methods used to evaluate effectiveness of proposed solution. SURVEY
DURING THE INVESTIGATION WE MADE SOME QUESTION TO THE PARENTS …
• Described variables to be assessed when evaluating project outcomes.
• Developed tools necessary to educate project participants.
• Developed assessment tool(s) necessary to evaluate project outcomes.
Disseminating Evidence • Discussed strategy for disseminating results of project to key stakeholders.
• Discussed strategy for disseminating significance of project outcomes to greater nursing community.
Example of other person project TO BETTER GUDE FOR THE WRITTER:
Outcomes of nursing care must be shown to relate to the specific care aspects of the process change (Frisch & Kelley, 2002). The general purpose of an evaluation is to measure the impact of the process change and to determine if compliance with all aspects of the process has been met. A 6-month pilot will be completed to test the efficacy and feasibility of a process change related to the early recognition and effective management of AW. The AW Protocol Quality Management/Performance Improvement Data Collection Tool (Appendix H) will be used when doing a retrospective audit of charts for all patients admitted with a principal, primary, or secondary diagnosis of AW during the 6-month trial period. Questions to be answered during that audit will include:
? Were the assessment tools (CAGE and CIWA-Ar) appropriately and successfully completed?
? Was the treatment protocol appropriately initiated?
? Was documentation adequately and appropriately completed based on the protocol and policy?
? Was additional supportive care in the form of restraints and/or sitters required?
Data collection for this evaluation process will be limited to a retrospective chart audit that may be labor intensive. However, the actual number of patients diagnosed with AW at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center (90 patients in 2008) may impact the time/work necessitated by this audit. Patient identification for the intent of the audit will be based on information obtained from Health Information Management (HIM), related to and restricted by admission diagnosis type as defined earlier.