THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE ALREADY COMPLETED Hourly Rounding I have been able to

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE ALREADY COMPLETED Hourly Rounding I have been able to

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE ALREADY COMPLETED Hourly Rounding I have been able to devote the necessary time to this project since I started working on my days off, therefore I made the right decision. I did not like the notion at first, even though working on my days off is turning out to be the best course of action. It was a little unsettling to walk into work and see my already understaffed and overworked colleagues. I was afraid people would believe I am doing nothing but standing around when it is obvious they need help. But, because I was worried, I prayed and made it my mission to do more than just stand around starring. Getting in the Groove Since meeting with the IT Epic department and learning that there is a tool Epic already have that can automatically populate when it is time to complete hourly rounding on each patient, I went in search for the Epic computer room. When I found it, I spent quite some time there on different days to see how this tool would work. I first chose one patient, then I chose four patients another day to walk through the entire scenario. After working out a few kinks, the tool was up and running! Education and Observation When the tool was operating at its peak efficiency, I could see management’s preferred method of education, as well as the staff using the newest process.  Although I did hear some complaints, I eventually began to see the advantages of staff compliance and the rounding tool that automatically populated in the Epic system. Generally, this has been successful, though some staff members still need to implement this process into their daily work habits to see how it will help. Seeing this happen in such a short amount of time has truly astonished me. THIS IS WHAT MY CAPSTONE IS ABOUT SESPSIS (everything in the journal entry going to be ablut this) Capstone Leadership Project Proposal Template Sepsis   Project Description This should be a detailed description of your Project. NOTE: This is not a research study and should not include any activities that are clinically research related such as collecting data from patients. Actual clinical research requires approval from an institutional review board (IRB) and must detail how human subjects are protected. In my observation, the number of patients being admitted to the hospital are either already septic or develop sepsis while they are admitted has significantly increased. The primary focus of this project description is the hospitals statistical occurrence of septic patients upon hospital admission. Additionally, I will speak to administration about how to educate the staff regarding sepsis and develop an immediate response protocol that includes collecting blood tests including blood cultures and lactic acid levels, administering fluids, oxygen, and antibiotics as treatment.  Project Rationale Who will benefit and how will they benefit from this project? Nurses can gain significant advantages by familiarizing themselves with the essential warning signs of sepsis. Also, the patients benefit because sepsis can be costly and life threatening. The hospital organization benefits as well with their quality control numbers increasing.   Personal/Professional Expectations What do you hope to gain from this Project, both professionally and personally?  Professionally, I aim to enhance my knowledge and skills in identifying and managing sepsis, ultimately improving patient outcomes and contributing more effectively to interdisciplinary healthcare teams. Personally, I hope to feel a greater sense of confidence and fulfillment in my ability to provide quality care, knowing that I am equipped to recognize and respond to sepsis promptly and effectively. Additionally, I aspire to deepen my understanding of the complexities surrounding sepsis and its impact on patients and their families, fostering empathy and compassion in my nursing practice. Project Goals List and explain the goals of your Project. This section should address, in detail, a description of your project, what you plan to do and how you will achieve it. Create presentations, pamphlets, and online modules covering key aspects of sepsis, including definitions, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and evidence-based management strategies. These materials will be distributed and shared during staff meetings, workshops, and through online platforms. Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to develop evidence-based protocols for early sepsis identification, including screening tools and assessment criteria. Implement these protocols across various units and departments within the healthcare facility, ensuring consistency and adherence to best practices. Implement quality improvement initiatives to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of sepsis recognition and management practices. 01/17 Procedure A step-by-step analysis of how you intend to meet your goals, including resources you will need, where you intend to find them, and an estimated timeline of how long each step will take. This is the major section of your proposal. Educational materials, presentations, online platforms for distribution. Source of Resources: Develop materials in-house or utilize existing resources from reputable sources such as medical journals, professional organizations, and healthcare institutions. Develop educational materials: 1 month Plan educational sessions: 2 weeks Distribute materials and conduct sessions: Ongoing throughout the project. Interdisciplinary team collaboration, evidence-based guidelines and protocols. Collaborate with healthcare professionals from various specialties, utilize guidelines from reputable organizations such as the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, and adapt protocols to suit the institution’s needs.   Expected outcomes How will your project be evaluated? What specifically will make your project a success, both to you and to others? The evaluation of the project on sepsis will be multifaceted, encompassing both quantitative metrics and qualitative feedback. Success will be determined by achieving specific objectives and outcomes, as well as by the perceived impact on patient care and healthcare provider knowledge and confidence. Success will be measured by a decrease in mortality rates associated with sepsis within the healthcare facility. Evaluate the percentage of sepsis cases where timely intervention was initiated according to established protocols. Monitor adherence to sepsis management protocols through regular audits and assessments. Gather feedback from healthcare providers, including nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals, regarding the perceived effectiveness of educational sessions, simulation training, and protocol implementation. Evaluate the level of collaboration and communication among healthcare teams in managing sepsis cases, as perceived by team members and observed through interdisciplinary rounds and meetings. Assess the sustainability of the project’s interventions over time, including ongoing adherence to protocols and continued community awareness efforts. Monitor the incidence of sepsis-related complications, such as organ dysfunction and prolonged hospitalizations, to gauge the long-term impact on patient outcomes. Measure the extent to which knowledge and skills acquired through the project are retained and applied by healthcare providers in their daily practice. Ultimately, the success of the project will be evident in the improvement of patient outcomes, the enhancement of healthcare provider knowledge and skills in sepsis management, and the increased awareness and engagement of the community in recognizing and addressing sepsis.

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