Medication Errors Improvement Plan Tool Kit

Medication Errors Improvement Plan Tool Kit

For this assessment, you will develop a Word document or an online resource
repository of at least 12 annotated professional or scholarly resources that you
consider critical for the audience of your safety improvement plan, pertaining to
medication administration, to understand or implement to ensure the success of
the plan.
Communication in the health care environment consists of an information-sharing
experience whether through oral or written messages (Chard, Makary, 2015). As
health care organizations and nurses strive to create a culture of safety and
quality care, the importance of interprofessional collaboration, the development
of tool kits, and the use of wikis become more relevant and vital. In addition to
the dissemination of information and evidence-based findings and the
development of tool kits, continuous support for and availability of such resources
are critical. Among the most popular methods to promote ongoing dialogue and
information sharing are blogs, wikis, websites, and social media. Nurses know
how to support people in time of need or crisis and how to support one another in
the workplace; wikis in particular enable nurses to continue that support beyond
the work environment. Here they can be free to share their unique perspectives,
educate others, and promote health care wellness at local and global levels
(Kaminski, 2016).
Demonstration of Proficiency
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your
proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
 Competency 1: Analyze the elements of a successful quality improvement
initiative.
o Analyze usefulness of resources for role group responsible for
implementing quality and safety improvements with medication
administration.

 Competency 2: Analyze factors that lead to patient safety risks.
o Analyze the value of resources to reduce patient safety risk or
improve quality with medication administration.

 Competency 3: Identify organizational interventions to promote patient
safety.
o Identify necessary resources to support the implementation and
sustainability of a safety improvement initiative focusing on
medication administration.

 Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based strategies to
communicate in a manner that supports safe and effective patient care.
o Present compelling reasons and relevant situations for resource tool
kit to be used by its target audience.

o Communicate in a clear, logically structured, and professional
manner, using current APA style and formatting.

References
Chard, R., Makary, M. A. (2015). Transfer-of-care communication: Nursing best
practices. AORN Journal, 102(4), 329-342.
Kaminski, J. (2016). Why all nurses can/should be authors. Canadian Journal of
Nursing Informatics, 11(4), 1-7.
Professional Context
Nurses are often asked to implement processes, concepts, or practices –
sometimes with little preparatory communication or education. One way to
encourage sustainability of quality and process improvements is to assemble an
accessible, user-friendly tool kit for knowledge and process documentation.
Creating a resource repository or tool kit is also an excellent way to follow up an
educational or in-service session, as it can help to reinforce attendees' new
knowledge as well as the understanding of its value. By practicing creating a
simple online tool kit, you can develop valuable technology skills to improve your
competence and efficacy. This technology is easy to use, and resources are
available to guide you.
Scenario
1. Locate a safety improvement plan (your current organization, the Institution
for Healthcare Improvement, or a publicly available safety improvement
initiative) pertaining to medication administration and create an online
tool kit or resource repository that will help an audience understand the
research behind the safety improvement plan and how to put the plan into
action.
Instructions
Assemble a resource tool kit containing at least 12 annotated resources that you
consider critical to the success of your safety improvement initiative. These
resources should enable nurses and others to implement and maintain the safety
improvement you have developed.

It is recommended that you focus on the 3 or 4 most critical categories or
themes with respect to your safety improvement initiative pertaining to
medication administration. For example, for an initiative that concerns improving
workplace safety for practitioners, you might choose broad themes such as
general organizational safety and quality best practices; environmental safety
and quality risks; individual strategies to improve personal and team safety; and
process best practices for reporting and improving environmental safety issues.
Following the recommended scheme, you would collect 3 resources on average
for each of the 4 categories focusing on safety with medication
administration. Each resource listing should include the following:
 An APA-formatted citation of the resource with a working link.
 A description of the information, skills, or tools provided by the resource.
 A brief explanation of how the resource can help nurses better understand
or implement the safety improvement initiative pertaining to medication
administration.
 A description of how nurses can use this resource and when its use may
be appropriate.

Here is an example entry:
 Merret, A., Thomas, P., Stephens, A., ;Moghabghab, R., Gruneir, M.
(2011). A collaborative approach to fall prevention. Canadian Nurse,
107(8), 24-29. Retrieved from www.canadian-
nurse.com/articles/issues/2011/october-2011/a-collaborative-ap
o This article presents the Geriatric Emergency Management-Falls
Intervention Team (GEM-FIT) project. It shows how a collaborative
nurse lead project can be implemented and used to improve
collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork, as well as improve the
delivery of health care services. This resource is likely more useful to
nurses as a resource for strategies and models for assembling and
participating in an interdisciplinary team than for specific fall-
prevention strategies. It is suggested that this resource be reviewed
prior to creating an interdisciplinary team for a collaborative project
in a health care setting.

Additionally, be sure that your plan addresses the following, which corresponds
to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Please study the scoring guide
carefully so you understand what is needed for a distinguished score.

 Identify necessary resources to support the implementation and continued
sustainability of a safety improvement initiative pertaining to medication
administration.
 Analyze the usefulness of resources to the role group responsible for
implementing quality and safety improvements focusing on medication
administration.
 Analyze the value of resources to reduce patient safety risk related to
medication administration.
 Present compelling reasons and relevant situations for use of resource tool
kit by its target audience.
 Communicate in a clear, logically structured, and professional manner that
applies current APA style and formatting.
Example Assessment: Attached
Scoring guide: Attached

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