You are the manager of a nursing department. A new chief executive officer (CEO) has taken over the top leadership position and is requiring every nurse manager to develop at least one innovative strategy to promote quality patient care. Utilizing the nursing process as your guide, you will formulate a plan for an innovation in patient care delivery for an entire nursing department or unit. You are charged with the responsibility of developing a comprehensive and complete plan that addresses all technology services in your nursing department or unit.
Describe how you will approach an inventory of technology for your nursing department or unit and how you will prioritize your findings.
Diagnose (identify) problems, and discuss how and why innovation is needed.
Examine the literature surrounding and supporting your area of innovation.
Recommend the strategies and processes needed to effectively complete this innovation in the organization while protecting patient safety and quality of care.
Outline the steps that are needed to put the innovation into practice.
Quality is one of the most essential elements of healthcare practice. By quality in health care we mean that nurses and doctors are making sure that the patient that is being attended to, is receiving the right care at the right time. However, there is a contention on how people view quality. While some