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advocate for nurses’ employment rights, the respect they deserve within the health care team, to support their need for resources, otherwise they may fail to effectively negotiate and retain nursing positions. Thus, failed leadership due to the absence of qualified nurse managers results in the nursing staff becoming further disempowered, demotivated and ultimately disengaged, lesssatisfied and committed (Asiri, Rohrer, Al-Surimi, Da'ar, & Ahmed, 2016). Leaders of the organization need to act, prioritize this problem, because the volume and quality of nursing care has significant implications for the quality and safety of the entire healthcare system. Week 7-Role of Technology in Improving Care OutcomesObjectives:
Running Head:BENCHMARK-PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTICUM REFLECTIVE JOURNAL 1-Identify methods to evaluate a proposed solution.2-Describe variables and outcomes to be assessed pre‐ and post‐project implementation.3-Utilize appropriate tools such as basic statistics to evaluate project outcomes.4-Summarize plans for disseminating evidence.5-Use communication and collaboration skills to deliver high‐quality, evidence‐based, patient‐centered care.In this week, my mentor and I met to discuss ways of disseminating our project and evaluating the effectiveness of increasing compliance with the CL bundle. Since the ICU is the unit of interest for this project, my mentor suggested that we collected the unit baseline CLABSI rates for the past 12 monthto create awareness among our coworkers and nurse manager of the potential opportunity to improve the number of preventable CLABSIs, preventable deaths, excess hospital days, and to be able to monitor the success of our project implementation. Once all these numbers are available, I plan to create a banner with the results to create awareness of the issue. Finding ways of educating the staff on the CL bundle and monitoring compliance are vital elements for the success of this project. In order to attend the senior nurses and the new nurses coming into the unit, my mentor and I decided that education on the CL bundle should be included in the unit orientation and should part of the annual competencies. This will guarantee that not only new nurses are educated on the CL bundle, but all nurses in the unit are offered a refresher every year. To monitor compliance with the CL bundle, we discussed having Central-Line Insertion Checklist implemented in the unit to monitor the nurses and physician’s adherence with the CL bundle. The checklist will be mandatory for the central line placements and dressing changes only. My mentor and I are aware that CLABSI incidents can occur from poor hand washing prior
Running Head:BENCHMARK-PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTICUM REFLECTIVE JOURNAL to handling the catheter hubs or injection ports, or from failing to disinfect them thoroughly with alcohol. However, since implementing a checklist on those prevention measures is very difficult, we are optimist that by providing education, these measures will be followed.