Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan
Assignment: Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan
As Dr. Rempher and Ms. Manna discussed this week, data from the NDNQI is used to improve nursing practices and support the strategic outcomes of an organization. This data is also used to create the Dashboard. The Dashboard, then, is used to create an action plan. Correctly interpreting information presented on the Dashboard provides nurses with a better understanding of the goals of the action plan.
For this Assignment, use the Dashboard located in this week’s Resources, to interpret the data and frame a nursing plan based on best practices.
Review the Week 5 Assignment Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Review the Week 4 Resources that pertain to the NDNQI and use of dashboards
Choose a Nurse-Sensitive Quality Indicator that needs improvement based on the data presented in the Dashboard. Reflect on how you would develop a nursing plan with suggestions on how to improve performance in the chosen area.
Develop a nursing plan that outlines suggestions on how to improve performance in the chosen area.
Provide at least three best practices from evidenced-based literature to support your nursing plan.
write a 3 page paper analyzing areas where there is good performance and areas of opportunity from the sample Dashboard.
Analyze the data provided in the Dashboard and select an area of performance that needs improvement. Include information on why this area was chosen.
Develop a nursing plan that includes suggestions on how to improve performance on the selected indicator. Be sure to provide at least three best practices from the evidenced-based literature to support your suggested nursing plan.
Be sure to include an introduction and conclusion in your paper. Required Readings
Brown, D. S., Aydin, C. E., & Donaldson, N. (2008). Quartile dashboards: Translating large data sets into performance improvement priorities. Journal of Healthcare Quality, 30(6), 18–30. http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1945-1474.2008.tb01166.x
Typically, references should be within five to seven years of publication. However, this publication is considered a classical research reference pertaining to quality improvement and the use of data sets.
Cole, C., Wellard, S., & Mummery, J. (2014). Problematising autonomy and advocacy in nursing. Nursing Ethics, 21(5), 576–582. http://doi.org/10.1177/0969733013511362
Garrard, L., Boyle, D. K., Simon, M., Dunton, N., & Gajewski, B. (2016). Reliability and validity of the NDNQI®️ injury falls measure. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(1), 111-128. http://doi.org/10.1177/019394591454281
Giancarlo, C., Comparcini, D., & Simonetti, V. (2014). Workplace empowerment and nurses’ job satisfaction: A systematic literature review. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(7), 855-871. http://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12028
Guglielmi, C. L., Stratton, M., Healy, G. B., Shapiro, D., Duffy, W. J., Dean, B. L., & Groah, L. K. (2014). The growing role of patient engagement: Relationship-based care in a changing health care system. Association of PerOperative Registered Nurses Journal, 99(4), 517–528. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2014.02.007
Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan
Healthcare facilities indicate that diverse areas need improvement. One of the areas that require changes is addressing patients’ health, affecting pressure ulcers and patient falls. The conditions are critical in undermining health outcomes. There are significant issues affecting the patient’s health, leading to more extended hospital admission. Long hospital admission affects the quality of patient outcomes. Pressure ulcers and patient falls undermine patient satisfaction and recovery. The paper aims to discuss dashboard analysis to examine pressure ulcers and patient falls.
Elderly patients suffer from diverse healthcare issues such as pressure ulcers and patient falls. The data shows that the immobile condition of the patients puts them at risk of pressure ulcers. Poor movement of patients and lack of monitoring increases the risk of patient falls (Jaul et al., 2018). Elderly patients who spend many days in the intensive care unit experience a higher risk of pressure ulcers. The analysis shows that patients who fall or have pressure ulcers stay for longer days in the hospital. More extended hospital stay reduces patient satisfaction and increases the cost of treating patients (Bambi, 2018). Patients with pressure ulcers are at risk of other health complications. In some cases, patients can sue the hospital leading to a negative reputation. Addressing the healthcare issues increase the welfare of the patients.
The nursing plan focuses on proactive measures to address the health issue. The healthcare issue in the case study is pressure ulcers, and patient falls. Nurses have a duty to develop a mechanism to address the healthcare issues (Bambi, 2018). The first step is to examine the condition and the possible risks. The first step is to prevent pressure ulcers and patient falls. The remedy to the situation is to prevent future occurrences of the risks. One of the measures is to encourage the patients to avoid walking without monitoring or assistance from nurses (Jaul et al., 2018). Another strategy is to encourage the nurses to change the position of the patients. Changing the elderly patients regularly reduces the risk of pressure ulcers. Healthcare facilities should ensure adequate staff in intensive care units. The staff is a critical part of the team supporting the patient’s health.
Nurses should develop quality measures that adhere to a standard set of practices. Evidence-based practice emphasizes the need for standard practice to address recurring healthcare issues. One of the standard practices is to ensure the staff has sufficient training and motivation to work in the intensive care unit (Jaul et al., 2018). The motivation will encourage them to always look after the welfare of the patients. Nurse leaders should enforce the standards to avoid deterioration of the condition in the healthcare unit and improve the situation.
Healthcare units require collaboration with patients to achieve health goals. The objective is to educate the patients to embrace restorative measures. Educating patients improves the ability to take precautions to address the health risks. For instance, patients who are aware of their weaknesses cannot take risks walking without assistance from healthcare workers. Patient education improves the perspective of the patients in embracing a positive toward the health crisis (Bambi, 2018). Patient education should include the family members who will understand the risks facing the patients in the healthcare units.
Patient education helps the patients to report the conditions when they occur. For instance, patients experiencing patient discomfort will alert the nurses, who will take appropriate and timely action (Bambi, 2018). The treatment and patient education will help the patients to overcome the health risks.
The nursing plan should include collaboration with other healthcare workers. Collaboration should include working closely with advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physicians, and psychotherapists. The goal of the collaboration is to provide holistic care to the patients (Bambi, 2018). The goal of the collaboration is to identify the causes and minimize the incidences.
All the collaborators in the healthcare environment should identify the patient risks and determine quality mechanisms to address the health issues. The collaborators will help identify the complications in terms of the age of the patient and the condition he is suffering from. Healthcare facilities should reduce the occurrence of complications by using evidence-based strategies (Jaul et al., 2018). Nursing plans should focus on routine assessment, using unique beds to reduce patient falls, and specialized beds and mattresses. Nurses should use specialized and evidence-based information to address the health risks.
One of the areas that require changes is addressing patients’ health, affecting pressure ulcers and patient falls. Pressure ulcers and patient falls undermine patient satisfaction and recovery. The dashboard analysis shows that diverse interventions are necessary to avert health risks. Nursing plans should utilize evidence-based models to address the health risks of patient falls and pressure ulcers. One of the strategies is collaborating with advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physicians, and psychotherapists. Nurses should use standard practice to avoid hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. Patient education is critical in ensuring appropriate response to patient falls, and pressure falls.
Jaul, E., Barron, J., Rosenzweig, J. P., & Menczel, J. (2018). An overview of co-morbidities and the development of pressure ulcers among older adults. BMC geriatrics, 18(1), 1-11.
Bambi, S. (2018). Hospital-acquired injuries: device-related pressure ulcers, falls, and restraints. In Nursing in Critical Care Setting (pp. 335-373). Springer, Cham.