OBJECTIVES:The objectives of this assignment include to:? Understand the PDCA cycle.? Implement a quality improvement (QI) project focused on improving a specific nursing leadership or managementskill using the PDCA cycle and QI tools.OVERVIEWAccording to Grohar-Murray and Langan (2011), leadership ?includes intrapersonal, interpersonal, intergroup, andsituational variables? (p. 24) while management is defined as ?a process with both interpersonal and technical aspectsthrough which the objectives of an organization are accomplished? (p. 147). Grohar-Murray and Langan describe QI asoccurring in three discrete stages: (1) setting a standard of quality, (2) measuring what is actually occurring andcomparing it to the standard of quality desired, and (3) planning and implementing action when needed to improve thestandard of quality (p. 191).DIRECTIONS:Your course project in this course is to design and implement a personal improvement goal for the next five weeks thatfocuses on a specific nursing leadership or management skill that you would like to improve upon. You will use the PDCA(Plan-Do-Check-Act) process to help you achieve your goal. See pp. 5-7 of the ?Personal Quality Improvement Work Book?(2004) by Neuhauser, Myhre, and Alemi (http://www.a4hi.org/docs/Neuhauser_personal_improvement_project_workbook.pdf) forinformation on the PDCA cycle.Plan (P)Identify an area upon which you would like to improve?a goal for professional development. For example, say you wouldlike to improve upon your communication skills and the specific outcome you are trying to achieve is to become moreassertive in your interaction with other health care professionals. Establish and document a clear plan on how you willachieve your goal. Define measurable criteria that will help you determine if improvement has occurred.1. Do (D)Implement the plan and begin collecting and documenting data immediately at the beginning of the session. Continuecollecting and documenting data at least several times a week through the first five weeks of the session in order tohelp you measure whether or not your plan has been successful. The more information you have, the better and strongeryour analysis will be.2. Check (C)After you have collected data, begin to analyze the information. Based on the data you collected, choose an appropriate?tool? on pp. 8-24 of the ?Personal Quality Improvement Work Book? and use this tool to assist you in analyzing yourdata. After you have analyzed the data, begin to identify and document conclusions based on your analysis.3. Act (A)After you have studied and analyzed the data, does the information that you gathered support that you have achieved yourgoal or does it suggest modification in your plan is needed in order to achieve your goal? If you achieved your goalrespond to item (a) below. If you need to modify your plan, address item (b) below.a. If your goal was achieved, specifically indicate how you can ?consolidate, strengthen, and support the changeachieved? so things do not ?slide back into the status quo? (Neuhauser, Myhre, & Alemi, 2004, p. 7).b. If modification is needed, what changes do you think are required to achieve your goal? Be specific. Includeinformation how you would act upon the modified plan reusing the PDCA cycle if you had additional time to do so.1. Document and submit the following information:a. The goal for professional development related to a specific nursing leadership or management skill that youidentified.b. The specific plan you formulated to achieve your goal.c. The measurable criteria you identified to determine if improvement had occurred.d. Frequency of data collection.e. Conclusions you reached based on your data analysis and whether or not you achieved your goal or modification ofyour plan is needed.f. If you achieved your goal, provide information on how you plan to ?consolidate, strengthen, and support thechanges achieved? or if plan modification is needed, provide information on changes needed to achieve your goal and howyou would act upon the modified plan reusing the PDCA cycle if you had additional time available to do so.2. Complete and submit your answers to questions 1 through 9 on pp. 39-40 of the ?Personal Improvement Examples andComments? (2004) by Neuhauser, Myhre, and Alemi (a companion to the work book) which can be found athttp://epbiwww.case.edu/faculty/files/neuhauser/personal_improvement_ex.pdf. I have included this questionnaire in aWord format in the Book of Materials on the Main Page of the course.3. For question #6, attach the completed tool that you used to analyze your data.4. For question #9, include information explaining your response. Why or why wasn?t this project helpful to you inlearning about CQI?5. Do not answer questions 10-12.6. Upload only one file by combining all elements of the assignment into one document.7. APA format applies to this paper. Your answer sheet in section 2 above does not count as part of the paper.Place this order with us and get 18% discount now! to earn your discount enter this code: summer17 If you need assistance chat with us now by clicking the live chat button.
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