Evaluation of Change Effectiveness Continuous evaluation and analysis change

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Evaluation of Change Effectiveness Continuous evaluation and analysis change are a crucial component to determine the success of this new program. Frequent evaluation allows for immediate modification to the program when necessary. A thorough tool that can assist in adequately evaluating the new change and implementation is the Plan, Do, Study, Act (P.D.S.A) model (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, n.d.). The recommendation and plan for implementation happen in the planning phase. The actual implementation takes place during the do phase. The study phase happens after the change has been in place for a predetermined amount of time and the evaluation of the change begins. Lastly, during the act phase, it is determined if modifications and refinements are needed in the program and implement accordingly. The cycle repeats itself over and over as necessary. If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it is a basic principle of quality measurement (AHRQ, n.d.-b). The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators is the only national,
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CONSULTATIVE CHANGE RECOMMENDATIONS 13 nursing quality measurement program that provides unit-level performance comparison to regional, state, and national percentile distributions to hospitals (NDNQI, n.d.-a). Data reported to NDNQI are nurse-sensitive indicators and are used to show the impact nurses have on the quality of care (NDNQI, n.d.-b). Patient falls that occur in a healthcare facility is one of many nursing indicators reported to the NDNQI. Another evaluation method is to compare the patient falls reported to NDNQI prior to the new program implementation to those report after implementation. This comparison will not only allow CaroMont Health to evaluate the implementation of the new fall prevention program but it will also show how they compare to other facilities. Conclusion Patient safety is at the core of the culture for CaroMont Health, this change will continue to build on this culture. As the new program becomes the norm for everyday care, the quality indicators should reflect a decrease in patient falls. The new fall prevention program is a small step in the focus of patient-centered care, patient safety, and positive patient outcomes.
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CONSULTATIVE CHANGE RECOMMENDATIONS 14 References AHRQ (n.d.-a). Preventing Falls in Hospitals. Tool3H: Morse fall scale for identifying fall risk factors. Retrieved from: fallpxtoolkit/fallpxtk-tool3h.html AHRQ (n.d.-b). Preventing Falls in Hospitals. 5. How do you measure fall rates and fall Prevention practices? Retrieved from: hospital/fallpxtoolkit/fallpxtk5.html American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2011). The essentials of master’s education in nursing. Retrieved from: mastersessentials11.pdf Bechtold, A., & Fredericks, S. (2014). Key concepts in patient-centered care. American Nurse Today, 9 (7). Retrieved from: - patient-centered-care/ Boynton, T., Kelly, L., & Perez, A. (2014). Implementing a mobility assessment tool for nurses:
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