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Running head: TRAINING SESSION FOR POLICY IMPLEMENTATION1Training Session for Policy ImplementationJudy R. FosterCapella UniversityNHS-FP6004Health Care Law and PolicyTraining Session for Policy ImplementationSeptember, 2019Training Session for Policy Implementation
TRAINING SESSION FOR POLICY IMPLEMENTATION2In order to put a training program into effect based on a definite plan or procedure you must first use a procedure called training implementation. Training helps teach individuals the skills needed to perform in the work place along with mastering new procedures and reinforcing existing protocols. I will be discussing strategies and a training agenda to explain the institutional policy and guidelines for Mercy Medical Center. Guidelines and StrategiesMercy Medical Center has been underperforming regarding patient readmissions. Due to the underperformance a policy has been implemented. The Heart Failure Bridge clinic will be thenew clinical pathway. The clinic will address heart failure symptoms. The policy also implements telehealth for patients that have transportation problems. A multidisciplinary team must be formed in order to properly open the clinic. The policy lists executive committee, Director, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, Nurse Clinician III, Registered Nurse, and Exercise Physiologist as the stakeholders. The goals of the policy include: defining standards for specific tests and treatments, all team members will receive a plan and specific roles, a framework for collecting data will be discussed, and educating patients and families about their care, while providing better care through the Bridge Clinic team.They will have monthly meetings along with quarterly MyLearning classes to complete. All staff will be trained and certified in heart failure. The end goal is to ensure readmission rates will be lowered. Staff will have the opportunity to be in teams to get the program up and running.This will keep the staff engaged. The strategies to implement telehealth include the team: Defining your strategy and goals, put together a cross-functional team and appoint a coordinator, consider rules, regulations, and reimbursement. They then need to select a technology partner,
TRAINING SESSION FOR POLICY IMPLEMENTATION3craft a plan to maximize utilization, complete the technology implementation and integration, invite and act on patient and staff feedback and frequently measure against goals and adjust. Mercy Medical Center will hold one training session during the day for two hours. By participating in the training session the Nurse Practitioners, will be fully engaged with one another; along with learning how the bridge clinic is an emerging way of managing patients with chronic diseases and helps with the transition from hospital to home care. The Nurse Practitioners was chosen because of their interest is heart failure along with their expertise in heart failure. The strategies used during this training consist of will be safety protocols, HIPPA compliance, medication evaluations, patient education, walking tests, and written instructions.