In this assignment, you will propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment that could easily be implemented if approved. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary (750-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project. Include the following:
2. The target population or audience.
3. The benefits of the quality improvement initiative.
4. The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative.
5. The cost or budget justification.
6. The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated.
You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice.
1. To prevent, reduce, and ultimately eliminate hospital acquired infections (HAIs) that are associated with catheters. HAIs are infections that patients get while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions, and many HAIs are preventable. Modern healthcare employs many types of invasive devices and procedures to treat patients and to help them recover. Infections can be associated with procedures (like surgery) and the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators. HAIs are important causes of morbidity and mortality in India and are associated with a substantial increase in health care costs each year. At any one time in India, 10 out of every 50 hospitalized patients are affected by an HAI.
2. Target population includes:
- patients under Acute care in hospitals
- patients admitted in Ambulatory surgical centers
- Dialysis patients
- Outdoor patients (e.g., physicians’ offices and health care clinics)
- patients admitted at long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities)
- patients of lung infections
- patients of bloodstream infections
- setting up relevant national objectives consistent with other national health care objectives
● developing and continually updating guidelines for recommended health care surveillance, prevention, and practice
● developing a national system to monitor selected infections and assess the effectiveness of interventions
● harmonizing initial and continuing training programmes for health care professionals
● facilitating access to materials and products essential for hygiene and safety
● encouraging health care establishments to monitor nosocomial infections, with feedback to the professionals concerned.
4. Cost will be around at least 28.4 billion each year.
5. Collaboration with infection control team- Health care establishments must have access to specialists in infection control, epidemiology, and infectious disease including infection control physicians and infection control practitioners (usually nurses). In some countries, these professionals are specialized teams working for a hospital or a group of health care establishments; they may be administratively part of another unit, (e.g. microbiology laboratory, medical or nursing administration, public health services).
6. Implementation of patient care practices for infection control is the role of the nursing staff. Nurses should be familiar with practices to prevent the occurrence and spread of infection, and maintain appropriate practices for all patients throughout the duration of their hospital stay. Particular roles of nurses include:
- participating in the Infection Control Committee
● promoting the development and improvement of nursing techniques, and ongoing review of aseptic nursing policies, with approval by the Infection Control Committee
● developing training programmes for members of the nursing staff
● supervising the implementation of techniques for the prevention of infections in specialized areas such as the operating suite, the intensive care unit, the maternity unit and newborns