Decrease in the quality nursing care related to interventions in Meso Clinic

Care Clinic Scenario: The Executive Team of Care Clinic prides itself in the care that is provided to the community of Summerville, Florida. The Clinic is known for holistic approach to the individuals served at the clinic as well as presenting various community outreach programs. Annually, the Executive Team of Care Clinic reviews the client satisfaction benchmark results related to client service and quality indicators. The scores have substantially decreased in the past 12 months in the categories of client satisfaction and quality care.

Observations from the care clinic scenario:

Video 1: 45 year old patient comes to the clinic with a history hypertension and diabetes and uses the insulin pump.

 Nurse greets patient and states “the clinic is very busy today” then she ask patient what brings him to the clinic on this day

 Patient: ‘Well nurse, my blood sugar has been very high lately and I haven’t been feeling good’

 Nurse: ‘Well im sorry to hear that, let me check yourblood pressure

Blood pressure reads 160/80.
 Nurse: “well it is a bit on the high side”
RN moves to check recent lab work and notices patient’s last lab work shows high glucose levels.
 Nurse: “are you doing a diabetic diet? Which diabetic diet are you on”?
 Patient: “I am on a 1400 calorie diet”
 Nurse: “I know its hard to resist carbohydrates and sweets but you have to count your calories correctly”
 Patient: “I know how to count my calories”
 Nurse: “Are you experiencing pain of loss of feeling in your feet? “
 Patient: “No. not really”
 Nurse: “I am going to print out a food log for 7 days. I will print out information on diabetic diet and you need to make a follow up appointment in the front desk. When you come I will give your more information just when Im not as busy as today”
Video 2:Scenario: Nursing assistant enters patient’s room to take vital signs. Care assistant performs handwashing and explains to the patient what she will do. As care assistant is getting ready to take patient’s vital signs a code is called where assistant is needed and she explains to the patient she will return to take his vital signs.
RN at station is reviewing patient’s chart to begin medication administration.
 RN: “Hmmm I wonder what the patient’s blood pressure is since I have to give him labetalol and it’s the blood pressure medication. The nursing assistant still has not documented any vital signs yet.
Nursing assistant returns to the patients’ room as promised and the RN walks into the room.
 RN: hey you have not documented any vital signs
 Assistant: I have been very busy and I haven’t been able to document yet
 RN: what was the patients bp and what time did u take it?
 Assistant: 10 minutes right before I got called by another patient and the blood pressure was 140/86
 RN: “can you please go and document the now” okay, I can give you your blood pressure medication sir. Let me scan your bracelet.
As the RN is scanning the patient and opening the medication, the medication fall to the floor
 RN: these darn packages are so difficult to open. Thank God for the 5 second rule
 Patient: I cant take that! You didn’t wash your hands and that pill fell on the floor! You better go wash those hand and bring me another pill.
From your leadership perspective, determine how the declining benchmarks can be addressed and improved. Discuss the actions/changes that need to be implemented in order to improve the satisfaction scores and attained Care Clinic quality outcomes
1. Client satisfaction benchmark to be discussed:
a. Decrease in the quality nursing care related to interventions provided to clients at the Clinic.
2. Describe the leadership dynamics related to how the improvement/change project will be managed.
3. Identify the change model that will be used in addressing the selected benchmark.
4. Describe the course of action/change.

Format
Description of the Assignment
The focus of the assignment is to address decreasing benchmark scores regarding customer service or quality care with the use of leadership strategies and a change model.

The following objectives will need to be addressed:
1. Provide an introductory paragraph and identify the benchmark that will be addressed for this assignment; the importance of this benchmark for the clinic’s stability; and why this benchmark has been selected. Select one benchmark from the following list:
a. Decrease in customer service score related to courtesy and friendliness of staff at Care Agency,
b. Decrease in customer service score related to staff explain my discharge instructions in a way that I understand,
c. Decrease in quality care score linked to the interventions provided at the Clinic.
2. Identify why the low scores have been attained
a. This can be a short paragraph following the introductory paragraph as to your leadership perspective as to why the low score occurred. Use your imagination and a systems approach as to why the low scores have been attained versus a blaming culture. There will be no right or wrong answer—however, it is crucial to identify why the problem has occurred to be able to move forward in addressing the problem area.
3. Describe the leadership dynamics related to how the project will be managed, specifically
incorporating the following strategies:
a. The six values of the system leadership perspective; each value must be described.
b. Strategic leadership foresight, visioning, partnering, and motivating
c. Relationship based care
4. Identify the change model that will be used in addressing the problem area.
a. Describe the elements of the change model.
b. Describe how the change model is applicable for the customer service or quality indicator you have selected to improve for the Clinic’s stability.
c. Describe your role as the leader in supporting the change process.
d. What leadership skills will you utilize to lead the change effort?
5. Describe the course of action/change.
a.Who needs to be involved in creating change: List the key stakeholders that need to beinvolved in this change project.
b. Design the steps of the new process that will address the gaps and improve the problem area.
6. Conclusion
a. Highlight the main points of this project—the focus, leadership strategies used to create change, the change model used, and the final action plan.

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. The paper (excluding the title page and references page) should be 8-10 pages. Points will
be lost for not meeting these length requirement.
2. Font and sizes acceptable: 12 point Times New Roman or 11 point Arial.
3. Use of the following subheadings to organize the content of your paper:
Leadership Dynamics
Change Model
Course of Action
Conclusion
4. A minimum of 6 (six) scholarly references must be used. Scholarly references need to be current, 5-8 years or less (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable).
5. Title page, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th
edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the
paper.

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