3. As part of the new innovation on the medication reconciliation process, three nurses on different shifts are using the new medication reconciliation form. This task represents which step of the PDSA model? (A) Planning a change (B) Pilot testing a change (C) Implementing a tested change (D) Sustaining a change 4. As part of the new innovation on the medication reconciliation process, all nurses on the units begin using the new medication reconciliation form. Using the PDSA model, this is an example of:
Revised 4/5/2017 5. An acute care hospital wants to reduce readmission rates based on medication reconciliation and non-compliance. When charged with developing an innovation regarding educating patients on discharge medications, who would be best to designate the leader for this clinically-based innovation? 6. The surgery department’s monthly case review revealed the need for the development of a new innovation to better meet surgical patient outcomes. Which of the following would the Advanced Practice Nurse need to consider having as part of the innovation committee? 7. An MSN needs to assign a staff member to assist a medical director in the development of a quality program for a newly established service. Which of the following staff members are most appropriate for this project? (A) A newly hired staff member who has demonstrated competence and has time to complete the task (B) A knowledgeable staff member who works best on defined tasks (C) A motivated staff member who is actively seeking promotion (D) A competent staff member who has good interpersonal skills Rationale: This is basically a question about delegation. The objective in delegation is to give a task to someone who can handle it efficiently, effectively, and without a lot of oversight--so that the delegator does not turn in to the doer! CU 1.1 MSN Role-Delegation In option (A), the newly hired staff member would not have the contacts necessary to start a quality program in a new service. In option (B), the staff member who needs defined tasks would not have the level of initiative needed to start a new program. In option (C), the motivated staff member might not be the best choice to develop a new program because they intend to move on to another position (and the MSN might need to assign someone else to this eventually). The staff member with good interpersonal skills (option D) is the best choice—this person can work with others and has demonstrated competence.
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