Quality Project Proposal

Hello, this is a Policy, Finance, and Quality in Nursing and Healthcare class. on *** is the due date for week 1 and week 2 part.

Quality Benchmark Project: Description & Due DatesBroad Overview

Managing health care costs and chronic disease. Consider cost of prevention to keep acute from becoming chronic and long-term benefit to our society.· Integrating mental health into medical. When a patient comes in for a heart transplant, for example, we need to consider depression and anxiety – quality of life issues after discharge, psychosocial issues etc. Dissolve the current system of medical focusing on medical and psych focusing on psych and merge the two for a comprehensive patient overview.· Staffing ratios – is it really a nursing shortage or just budgetary restrictions? How does this negatively affect quality of care, nursing retention and hospital costs long-term? How does it affect patient and staff satisfaction?· Inter-departmental communication, to include nursing triage and efficient, safe decision-making. Consider if this is an effective use of time management and how it can be improved.· Budget costs limiting up-to-date technology or research-based interventions from being implemented.· Documentation quality and how it negatively affects reimbursement and drives hospital costs.· Issues with patient identification – may tie into treatment errors and billing issues.· Misdiagnosis and how that affects short and long-term patient care. How does that affect healthcare costs?· Bed sores acquired in the hospital. Who pays if the patient gets a bed sore while at the hospital?· Patient falls, to include alarm fatigue or short hospital stays – Who pays the cost if a patient falls while in the hospital?· Medication errors, to include transcription errors or staffing issues. How does fixed hospital budgets fit in?· Hand hygiene, to include nosocomial infections driving healthcare costs·Week 1: Choose and begin researching a significant quality issue. It can be anything that you believe is vital to patient safety and/or improving overall quality of care. Some examples may include:

Body – Using research, describe quality issue you chose· Introduction paragraph – why is this issue important and introduce research. Minimum 5 sentences, not to exceed half of first page. · Title page – Make sure you have headers for each page set up correctly and page numbers – see sample paper·-Week 2: Quality Benchmark Project, Part 1. “The Proposal” is a minimum of 2-pages, not including title page and reference page. Written in APA format – must follow sample paper provided or you will get it returned to try again. Late penalties may apply. You do not need a conclusion for Part 1, as Part 2 will be added to this project to continue your paper.· Body – Examine previous attempts to address this quality issue – why did it improve or fail and why do we need to continue to address it today.· Body – Provide background and why you believe it is significant to health care today.·. Each paragraph should be minimum of 5 sentences – use headers for each section.

Body – What are the resources needed to promote change in this quality issue toward improvement?· Body – Who are the stakeholders, investors or decision-makers in this issue and how do they influence this issue?· Body – Who has jurisdiction over your quality issue – who has control to make change?·-Week 5: Quality Benchmark Project, Part 2. An additional 2-pages added to Step 1 for a total of 4[+] pages.

-Week 9: Quality Benchmark Project, Part 3. An additional 2-pages added to Step 1 &  Conclusion – No new information introduced in conclusion. Tie up all the main points and leave reader in awe of your awesomeness. :] Note: I hope this helps make more sense and organize this project. If you have any questions, or want to see if your topic fits this assignment, please reach out. It should be a broad topic, not necessarily a specific disease issue or an ethical issue it’s a quality issue. Remember, this is a policy, quality and finance class – not patho or nursing ethics! Have fun with this assignment; I look forward to reading your research.

  • Body – Potential barriers to implementation?
  • Body – How does this quality issue negatively or positively affect nursing and nursing practice?
  • Body – Public policy or regulatory procedures that have already addressed this issue.
  • Step 2 for a total of 6[+] pages.

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