swot analysis, assessment and smart goals
Team Name and First/Last Names of Participants
Report (timing and hand off errors): The unit manager of a medical surgical unit has observed that change of shift report takes greater than 45 minutes. In addition, staff has complained that their peers do not include vital data (IV sites, dressing sites, DVT prevention measures….) in report leading to errors, leave patients in disarray, and leave tasks incomplete. Our task is to propose a change that will address these issues.
Report (timing and hand off errors: Unit managers observed that there was miscommunication between staff during shift report. Often times leaving out important patient information as well as taking a significant amount of time to relay the information. Our goal it to offer a change that will address these issues.
Now here is our SWOT analysis starting off with Derrick talking about the strengths.
“Communication failures compromise patient treatment, care quality, and safety. It also leads to medical errors, the third leading cause of deaths in the United States” (Ghosh, et all., 2015)
“The varying parties and large amount of complex information included in patient handoff reports frequently contribute to informational gaps and omissions in the handoff report that can lead to sentinel events and patient hard” (Staggers & Blaz, 2013)
“Research has identifed handovers as a risky time in the care process, when information may be lost, distorted or misinterpreted (Borowitz et al 2008, Owen et al. 2009, Philibert 2009)
Report (timing and hand off errors): The unit manager of a medical surgical unit has observed that change of shift report takes greater than 45 minutes. In addition, staff has complained that their peers do not include vital data (IV sites, dressing sites, DVT prevention measures….) in report leading to errors, leave patients in disarray, and leave tasks incomplete. Your task is to propose a change that will address these issues.
Increase of errors during patient hand-off report leading to missed information and incomplete tasks
Hand-off report time is taking a greater deal of time
Our task is to implement the use of SBAR as the standard hand-off report between shifts in order to reduce errors and decrease the time spent giving report.
Multidepartment focus addressing handoff report problems(Robins et al., 2017)
Solutions shorten time taken in report while increasing quantity of pertinent information. (Stewart & Hand, 2017)
SBAR is supported by the Joint Commision (Stewart & Hand, 2017)
Proven error reduction due to use of SBAR tool. (Stewart & Hand,
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Family members (FMs) play important roles in the care of
Societies vary in the structure and hierarchy of the family
in a patient’s care. Middle Eastern and other developing
From our experience, extended families with diverse members
Despite the call by different international bodies to increase
Background: Family involvement is a critical component of patient‑centered care that impacts the quality of care and patient outcome. Our aim
Student Name: Therese Prisca Nkou
EBP Journal Article in APA Format:
Jazieh, A. R., Volker, S., & Taher, S. (2018). Involving the family in patient care: A culturally tailored communication model. Global Journal on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 1(2), 33-37.