creating a healthcare team that is diverse and all different experience levels to provide the best care to the community (Cathy Fernald, personal communication, February 14, 2020). In the realm of clinical prevention and population health the CNO participates and facilitates disaster preparedness and management drills. She is a strong advocate for health promotion and chronic disease management within the community served. This action also shows the commitment to the ninth essential for MSN’s which is master’s-level nursing practice (AACN, 2011). Her commitment to the caregivers and community she serves exemplifies all of these essentials to the master’s prepared nurse. Organization’s Characteristics The mission of this organization is on all of the walls of the hospital, available on the website, and included in every presentation given by any member of the organization. It is “we serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors’ value” (CCHS, n.d.). This mission statement guides and directs policies and leader interactions by being the focus of the organization. It is also framed by a list of twelve values and behaviors that provide building blocks to achieve the mission of the organization. Current Strengths The organizations current strengths are that there is a large amount of resources available to the caregivers and leaders that provides them with the resources to deliver safe patient care (Cathy Fernald, personal communication, February 14, 2020) . There is a large focus on serving the community and preventing undue harm. This is all done through a shared decision-making model within the system and utilizes a patient and family advisory council to create a true team to handle any issues that may arise (CCHS, n.d.).
8 CONSULTATIVE CHANGE RECOMMENDATION Current Weaknesses The current weaknesses of the organization are identified as being focusing on the different stages of promoting wellness within the community and patient/family education. The organization is becoming involved in more care outside of the acute setting but is just starting the work on creating an overall healthier community through advocacy and education. There is a huge need in the community for meaningful education since it has been shown that 11% of the Delaware population struggles to read and this contributes heavily to health literacy as well (Bies, 2017). Evidence-Based practice activities The organization has system level councils such as quality and safety which help develop processes and protocols surrounding best evidence-based research. There are three nurse scientists at ChristianaCare as well who help assist nursing and other departments in evidence- based practice projects as well as leading their own. They are also responsible for helping with the system wide evidence-based practice council. On the unit level all staff in every unit is part
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