Call light response time:  The manager of a medical surgical unit that employs RN’s and patient care techs (PCT’s) has had a significant increase in call light response time and decrease in patient satisfaction related to the answering of call lights.  Your task is to propose a plan to address the answering of call light in a timely, respectful manner.

Student Name:

EBP Journal Article in APA format:

Is this an Evidence Based Article? Name of Journal and Year article was written?

Yes/No

Name of Journal

Year:

.2 points

State the problem

What was the goal of the project in the article?

Does this project correlate with your problem? State how?

What are you trying to achieve? Does this article support this goal?

Problem:

Goal:

State how this article correlates with your group problem and goal.

.2 points

Strengths (Internal)

What’s was good about your article?

Why was this project successful?

List attributes of the article, i.e. support from administration, councils, colleagues, institutions. 

Did this implementation take place on a unit or area like yours?


.4 points

Weakness (Internal)- issues

Example: lack of education, lack of staffing, staff readiness, lack of support; size, managerial style.

.4 points

Opportunities (External)

Example: Lack of supplies, educational needs, stakeholders, baseline (your baseline data), what needs to be improved?

.4 points

Threats – (External)

Staff buy in, support, limitations and barriers, supply cost, cost of implementation, time, money, realistic?

.4 points

Total Points = 2 points

Student Name:

EBP

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ournal Article in APA format:

Is this an Evidence Based

Article?

Name of Journal and

Year article was written?

Yes/No

Name of Journal

Year:

.2

points

State the problem

What was the goal of the project

in the article

?

Does this project correlate with

your problem? State how?

What are you trying to achieve?

Does this article support this

goal?

Problem:

Goal:

State how this article correlates

with your group problem and

goal.

.2

points

Strengths (Internal)

What’s was good about your

article?

Why was this project

successful?

List attributes

Student Name: XXXXXXXX

EPB Journal Article in APA format:

Sánchez, M., Suárez, M., Asenjo, M., & Bragulat, E. (2018). Improvement of emergency department patient flow using lean thinking. International Journal For Quality In Health Care: Journal Of The International Society For Quality In Health Care30(4), 250–256. https://doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzy017

Is this an Evidence Based Article? Name of Journal and Year article was written?

Yes

Name of Journal: International Journal for Quality in Health Care

Year: 2018

.2 points

State the problem

What was the goal of the project?

Does this project correlate with your problem? State how?

What are you trying to achieve? Does this article support this goal?

Problem: Delays in the ED compromise quality of care and patient safety while simultaneously increasing mortality and healthcare costs. Internal inefficiencies and poor resource utilization may contribute to delays in care and overcrowding.

Goal: The goal of this project was to achieve a target time of 160 minutes (total), per patient in the ED.

· 80 minutes of “added value” (i.e. specific amount of time with a nurse and doctor for assessment, treatment, and education)

· 60 minutes for lab results

· 20 minutes for treatment steps that could not be eliminated using the Lean process

The goal of our group project is to propose a plan to decrease wait times and improve flow to care areas. The study outlined in this article directly correlates with our group project in that its aim was to tackle the issue of increased wait times leading to delay of care and negative outcomes, including decreased patient satisfaction and the increased risk for mortality. The goal of our group project is to propose a plan to reduce wait times in order to improve patient outcomes, which is exactly what the article’s researchers set out to do by proposing the use of lean principles to eliminate the unnecessary steps/processes that add to wait times.

.2 points

Strengths (Internal)

What’s was good about your article?

Staff Input: This project was heavily supported by the ED staff and administration. In fact, the ED staff were empowered to make the necessary changes by identifying steps (waste) that slowed flow and hindered the care process. They were also tasked with recognizing processes that could be standardized to improve efficiency in care.

Leadership Style: Furthermore, the researchers encouraged a “bottom-up” approach (democratic leadership) to achieve a more enthusiastic acceptance and implementation of the plan. The ED executive t

Individual EBP Project Analysis

The Individual EBP Assignment requires the learner to find an EPB article that relates to the topic and project problem. Below you find documents to help you with this assignment:

· First review the project problem and title.

· Use keywords from your problem for your lookup inquiry. i.e. infection control, nurse, retention, etc. 

· Use EBP articles no more than 5 years old. 

· Make sure you put your name at the top and include your article citation in 7th ed. APA format of your assignment – see exemplar. (I will attached it)

· There are prompts in the left column to assist you. 

· Do not give research terms on your assignment i.e. this is a cross-sectional study or has validity unless you’re ready to explain how this will help you solve your problem. These terms are used so that you know if an article is valid and reliable. OK, so now that you found this, your job is to find out how this project will help you solve your problem. 

· The paper is set up to determine the strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the project itself. 

· Strength – Example: Did they have the support of the peers, manager, CEO. Did this project improve patient satisfaction, quality, efficiency? Usually found in the literature review and results.

· Weakness – Example: This is the opposite. Why was this plan weak: Not enough education, no support, not enough money because of the expense? Usually found in the problem of the literature review, results, and limitations.

· Opportunity – Example: If there wasn’t enough education, is this an opportunity? A better survey or tool? Usually found in results or limitations and future implications.

· Threat – Example: Increased infection, possible death, etc. Usually found in the literature review.  

MY TOPIC IS

Call light response time:  The manager of a medical surgical unit that employs RN’s and patient care techs (PCT’s) has had a significant increase in call light response time and decrease in patient satisfaction related to the answering of call lights.  Your task is to propose a plan to address the answering of call light in a timely, respectful manner.

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