stakeholders Discussion Overview: This week you will identify your project goal and at-least one short-term and one long-term project outcome. You will also discuss your target population, stakeholders, and your project’s potential impact on healthcare quality. Outcomes are what you hope to meet or achieve when you accomplish your project’s goal. Therefore, before you can determine your project outcomes, you need to identify your project’s goal. Think about goals in terms of your change component. Goals are what you intend to do as your part of your project’s implementation process. Example 1: For my capstone project, my goal is to implement an educational inservice on evidence-based hand hygiene for isolation patients to my unit’s nursing and ancillary staff. Example 2: For my capstone project, my goal is to draft a revision to our unit’s current nursing orientation policy to include the role of ICU nurse mentors. Nurse mentors will be assigned to any nurse, after unit orientation, without previous critical care experience for one year. I will present the draft revision proposal to leadership for approval and evaluation. Outcomes refer to what you want your target population to do in response to your change component. Outcomes are both short-term (what will happen before the end of the Capstone course) and long-term (before the end of the first year of the project) in nature. Example 1: My desired short-term outcome for my education inservice is that my target population (nursing and ancillary staff on my unit) state an increased knowledge about evidence-based hand hygiene of isolation patients. My desired long-term outcomes are that I am hopeful my target population will use the skills and knowledge learned from my education inservice to improve healthcare quality, and our unit will see a decrease in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Example 2: My desired short-term outcome is for leadership to approve of my revision to the current nursing orientation policy after the presentation of my draft. My long-term outcomes are that the creation of the ICU nurse mentor role for nurses with no previous critical care experience will improve patient outcomes and decrease staff turnover rates in our unit. Discussion Prompt: Re-state your small-scale change project, and then answer the prompt: Who is your project’s target population? Compare and contrast your stakeholders from your target population. Share one or two examples of how you are planning for stakeholder buy-in of your project. What is your project short-term goal? Based on your short-term goal, what is your desired short-term and long-term outcome? How will your project help improve healthcare quality? Provide supportive rationale for how your project help improve healthcare quality from a scholarly source using an APA in-text citation and full reference.
stakeholders Target audience and stakeholders
For my capstone project, my goal is to implement a nurse-bedside reporting approach in inpatient care. Nurses will discuss cases during handoff at the bedside, to include discussion on the treatment approach and progress made, as well as offering the patients an opportunity to present their opinions and concerns about their care and progress made. The project is expected to improve the outcomes of care provided by nurses to include reduced incidences of preventable issues such as medication errors.
Who is your project’s target population?
The capstone project’s target population is nurses since they will be expected to change their workflow from discussing cases in the nurses’ station during handoff to discussing cases at the bedside during handoff. This is anticipated to improve the outcomes of care provided by nurses.
Compare and contrast your stakeholders from your target population.
The target population is nurses with a focuses on changing their workflow from conducting handoff at the nurses’ station to the bedside with the intention of improve the outcomes of care they provide. Stakeholders concerned with the project include patients and other medical personnel. Patients are concerned with the project since its ultimate goal is to improve their care outcomes while offering them an opportunity to present their opinions to nurses. Other medical personnel are concerned since this has implications for their care outcomes.
Share one or two examples of how you are planning for stakeholder buy-in of your project.
Stakeholder buy-in will be ensured by adopting an inclusive approach that involves stakeholders at every step of the project. This includes engaging champions to convince them about the need for the project, holding forums to collect their opinions about the change, addressing resistance and concerns presented, and monitoring the project outcomes and presenting evaluation data to show that the project has achieved what was intended.
What is your project short-term goal?
The short term goal is to adopt a bedside nurse rounding approach at the facility with opportunities for patients to contribute to the handoff conversation.
Based on your short-term goal, what is your desired short-term and long-term outcome?
Desired short-term outcome is change in nurse workflow so that they engage patients in discussion at the bedside during handoff.
Desired long-term outcome is improved nurse care outcomes with reduced incidences of mistakes and errors, and higher satisfaction levels among the patients.
How will your project help improve healthcare quality?
The project will improve health care quality by decreasing potential for mistakes and errors, increasing relationship and teamwork among nurses, increasing nurses’ accountability (Zaccagnini & Pechacek, 2019), decreasing the patients’ feelings of abandonment at shift changes, decreasing anxiety levels among the patients and family members, and increasing patient involvement and understanding of care (Butts & Rich, 2018).
Butts, J., & Rich, K. (Eds.) (2018). Philosophies and theories for advanced nursing practice (3rd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.
Zaccagnini, M., & Pechacek, J. M. (Eds.) (2019). The doctor of nursing practice essentials: a new model for advanced practice nursing (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.