Care Setting Environmental Analysis Paper

Words: 1514
Pages: 7

Care Setting Environmental Analysis

Andrea D. Lovett School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Capella University NURS-FPX6210: Leadership and Management for Nurse Executives Dr. Lynn Johnson March 2024

Care Setting Environmental Analysis Healthcare organizations are constantly seeking improvement in patient safety and quality. This paper will discuss two different methods that can be used to develop process improvement goals in a care setting. It will also compare the methods and describe leadership characteristics needed to lead process improvement efforts. Appreciative Inquiry Discovery and Dream Method Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an approach to process change that focuses on positive strengths. The first phase of appreciative inquiry
…show more content…
A traditional SWOT analysis using a four-by-four matrix tool was used to examine the same care setting in regards to quality and safety. SWOT review Strengths of the hospital included engaged provider and nursing leadership and commitment to strengthening the partnership between the two groups. There are also multiple processes in place that strengthen quality and safety goals, such as barcode scanning, ease of reporting errors, and a culture of safety. Additionally, there is an increased number of dedicated nurse champions on each unit that have advanced education in harm and safety prevention. Weaknesses included structural changes in education and resource reassignments that could affect quality and safety goals. Opportunities recognized were the large number of inexperienced nurses currently employed, reliance on technology and lack of communication effectiveness and diversity classes. Threats discovered were increased acuity and bed shortages, as well as increased turnover rates. Key findings could both negatively and positively impact quality and safety goals. Technology is seen as both a strength and opportunity. Technology advances such as sepsis alerts and bar code …show more content…
n.d. - n.d. - n.d. Award winners 2023. SC Zero Harm. n.d. - n.d. - n.d. Hung, L., Phinney, A., Chaudhury, H., Rodney, P., Tabamo, J., & Bohl, D. (2018). Appreciative Inquiry: Bridging Research and Practice in a Hospital Setting. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1). Lee, W., & Jang, I. 2023. The 'Secondary' of the 'Secondary' of the 'Secondary' of the 'Secondary' of the 'Secondary' of the 'Secondary' of the 'Secondary' of the 'Secondary Effect of Nurses’ Professionalism, Work Environment, and Communication with Health Professionals on Patient Safety Culture (AHRQ 2.0). ): A Cross-Sectional Multicenter Study. Journal of Nursing Management, 2023 Pattison, N., & Corser, R. (2023). Compassionate, collective or transformational nursing leadership to ensure fundamentals of care are achieved: A new challenge or non-sequitur? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 79(3), 942-950. n.d. - n.d. - n.d. Technology as a tool for improving patient safety. Patient Safety Network -. n.d. - n.d. - n.d.