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  • In a 5-7 page written assessment, define the patient, family, or population health problem that will be the focus of your capstone project. Assess the problem from a leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy perspective. Plan to spend approximately 2 direct practicum hours meeting with a patient, family, or group of your choice to explore the problem and, if desired, consulting with subject matter and industry experts. Document the time spent (your practicum hours) with these individuals or group in the Core Elms Volunteer Experience Form.Introduction
    Nurses in all professional roles work to effect positive patient outcomes and improve organizational processes. Professional nurses are leaders in problem identification, planning, and strategy implementation—skills that directly affect patient care or organizational effectiveness.Too often, change agents jump to a conclusion that an intervention will promote the envisioned improvement. Instead, the ideal approach is to determine which interventions are appropriate, based on an assessment and review of credible evidence. Interventions could be patient-facing or involve a change in policy and process. In this assessment, you’ll identify and make the case for your practicum focus area, then explore it in depth from a leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy perspective.This assessment lays the foundation for the work that will carry you through your capstone experience and guide the practicum hours needed to complete the work in this course. In addition, it will enable you to do the following:

    • Develop a problem statement for a patient, family, or population that’s relevant to your practice.
    • Begin building a body of evidence that will inform your approach to your practicum.
    • Focus on the influence of leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy on the problem. 
    • Preparation
      In this assessment, you’ll assess the patient, family, or population health problem that will be the focus of your capstone project. Plan to spend approximately 2 hours working with a patient, family, or group of your choice to explore the problem from a leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy perspective. During this time, you may also choose to consult with subject matter and industry experts about the problem (for example, directors of quality or patient safety, nurse managers/directors, physicians, and epidemiologists).To prepare for the assessment, complete the following:
    • Identify the patient, family, or group you want to work with during your practicum The patient you select can be a friend or a family member. You’ll work with this patient, family, or group throughout your capstone project, focusing on a specific health care problem.
    • Begin surveying the scholarly and professional literature to establish your evidence and research base, inform your assessment, and meet scholarly expectations for supporting evidence.
    • In addition, you may wish to complete the following:
    • Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide to ensure that you understand the work you’ll be asked to complete and how it will be assessed.
    • Review the Practicum Focus Sheet: Assessment 1 [PDF], which provides guidance for conducting this portion of your practicum.
    • Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your draft assessment to Smarthinking Tutoring for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.Instructions
      Complete this assessment in two parts.Part 1
      Define the patient, family, or population health problem that will be the focus of your capstone project. Assess the problem from a leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy perspective and establish your evidence and research base to plan, implement, and share findings related to your project.Part 2
      Connect with the patient, family, or group you’ll work with during your practicum. During this portion of your practicum, plan to spend at least 2 hours meeting with the patient, family, or group and, if desired, consulting with subject matter and industry experts of your choice. The hours you spend meeting with them should take place outside of regular work hours. Use the Practicum Focus Sheet [PDF] provided for this assessment to guide your work and interpersonal interactions. Document the time spent (your practicum hours) with these individuals or group in the Core Elms Volunteer Experience Form.CORE ELMS
      Complete the NURS-FPX4900 Volunteer Experience Form in CORE ELMS. Include a description of your relationship to the patient, family, or group in the Volunteer Experience comments field.Requirements
      The assessment requirements, outlined below, correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, note the additional requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.
    • Define a patient, family, or population health problem that’s relevant to your practice. 
      • Summarize the problem you’ll explore.
      • Identify the patient, family, or group you intend to work with during your practicum.
      • Provide context, data, or information that substantiates the presence of the problem and its significance and relevance to the patient, family, or population.
      • Explain why this problem is relevant to your practice as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse.
    • Analyze evidence from peer-reviewed literature and professional sources that describes and guides nursing actions related to the patient, family, or population problem you’ve defined. 
      • Note whether the authors provide supporting evidence from the literature that’s consistent with what you see in your nursing practice.
      • Explain how you would know if the data are unreliable.
      • Describe what the literature says about barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practice in addressing the problem you’ve defined.
      • Describe research that has tested the effectiveness of nursing standards and/or policies in improving patient, family, or population outcomes for this problem.
      • Describe current literature on the role of nurses in policy making to improve outcomes, prevent illness, and reduce hospital readmissions.
      • Describe what the literature says about a nursing theory or conceptual framework that might frame and guide your actions during your practicum.
    • Explain how state board nursing practice standards and/or organizational or governmental policies could affect the patient, family, or population problem you’ve defined. 
      • Describe research that has tested the effectiveness of these standards and/or policies in improving patient, family, or population outcomes for this problem.
      • Describe current literature on the role of nurses in policy making to improve outcomes, prevent illness, and reduce hospital readmissions.
      • Describe the effects of local, state, and federal policies or legislation on your nursing scope of practice, within the context of this problem.
    • Propose leadership strategies to improve outcomes, patient-centered care, and the patient experience related to the patient, family, or population problem you’ve defined. 
      • Discuss research on the effectiveness of leadership strategies.
      • Define the role that you anticipate leadership must play in addressing the problem.
      • Describe collaboration and communication strategies that you anticipate will be needed to address the problem.
      • Describe the change management strategies that you anticipate will be required to address the problem.
      • Document the time spent (your practicum hours) with these individuals or group in the Core Elms Volunteer Experience Form.

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Complete an interactive simulation of the role of the nurse in health care coordination. Then, create a comprehensive patient needs assessment of 4-5 pages based on that simulation(transcript attached as well as example paper and scoring guide used by professor to ensure passing grade)

– APA Format (references in ABC order)

– Cite 3–5 sources 

Introduction

Note: Each assessment in this course builds on your work from preceding assessments; therefore, complete the assessments in the order in which they are presented.

Care coordination is an emerging and complex field in the health care system because of the growing number of providers, the various settings of care, and the numerous methods of delivering care. Hospitals are implementing several interventions to address gaps in care coordination, such as enhanced systems of communication, information technology, and personnel resourcing. This assessment provides an opportunity for you to complete a comprehensive needs assessment.

In the 2000 report To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the Institute of Medicine identified collaborative communication and the reduction of medical errors as top priorities to improve the quality and safety of patient care. In response to this, the National Quality Forum (NQF), a nonprofit organization that works to catalyze improvements in health care, identified care coordination as an important national strategy to improve patient safety and quality of care delivery.

Coordination of care supports patient safety and quality and is a recognized professional standard shared by registered nurses regardless of their practice settings. Whether educating a patient about his or her medication and plan of care or reviewing follow-up care, nurses are essential in facilitating the continuity of care for all patients. Historically, nurses have engaged in coordinating care for every one of their patients. As the landscape of health care evolves, so does care coordination.

Reference

Institute of Medicine. (2000). To err is human: Building a safer health system. National Academies Press.

Note: Complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.

Preparation

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

What are the key reasons for completing a patient needs assessment?

Which types of information are likely to be most valuable for improving patient outcomes?

What are the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to coordinated care?

To prepare for this assessment, complete the following simulation:

Vila Health: The Nurse’s Role in Care Coordination.

This simulation explores the roles that case managers and other team members play in care coordination. Upon completion of the exercise, you should have a better understanding of care coordination trends and their historical contexts. Use the information available in this simulation to begin your assessment of the patient, Mr. Decker.

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