QI assignment

 To do:

  1. Introduction: Introduce the problem that needs to be improved. (25 points)
    1. Identify a current work related problem that is from one of the  (Links to an external site.)Institute of Medicine’s 6 areas of competencies: (Links to an external site.)
    2.  Patient Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety and Informatics, linked here. (Links to an external site.)
    3. Review this information at IHI link on a quality improvement model.  (Links to an external site.)
    • Identify why and what is the process breakdown:  Clarify current unit/organizational knowledge of the problem process and any insight on how to improve the situation at hand. 
  2. Quality Improvement (QI) model: Identify and discuss a QI model (choose either Six Sigma or PDSA) to utilize. (25 points)
  • Discuss your chosen model.
  • Explain the process of implementing change and the importance of an outcome to measure. 
  • Describe the inter-professional team that you would put together for this process improvement. Who (by title or position) specifically needs to be at the decision-making ‘table?’ 
  1. Literature Review for EBP: Identify and analyze evidence found in peer-reviewed literature (i.e. go to e-library to find) that was shown to benefit this problem.  (25 points)
  • Synthesize a minimum of three (3) scholarly articles from current evidence-based literature findings that assist you in improving the problem.
  • Describe how you would plan to implement a QI improvement process.
  • Include the outcome to measure improvement.

  4.  Conclusion. (10 points)

  • Summarize your paper with a concluding paragraph.

  5.  APA (15 points):

  • Paper conforms to APA 7th edition format and demonstrates a professional level of scholarship, which means it includes (but is not limited to) items such as:
    • Title page in APA 7th edition format, double spaced  
    • Section headings as emboldened in the instructions above. 
    • Include introduction and conclusion paragraphs 
    • Excellent grammar, paragraph and sentence organization with clear flow of thoughts. 
    • All scholarly content cited. All citations should be listed in the reference list. 
    • At least three (3) Scholarly references are cited in the paper are in APA format (minimum of three (3) scholarly articles plus textbook as references). 
    • Include current evidence based practice literature findings that have assisted in improving the process you have identified. (5 years or less.)