Importance of Identifying Stakeholders and project team before undertaking a project
Stakeholders should be identified early in the project to participate fully. Adding ideas from a variety of participants is possible through successful participation. Involving stakeholders in the planning and implementation phase will help the project team gain the support and procurement of participants (Hawrysz & Maj, 2017). This will also help the project team bring the stakeholders together at a table where problems can be disseminated, managed, and jointly resolved. In addition to improving the chances of project success, this strategy will help build project team credibility and strengthen team position.
Organizational Cultural Barriers
In today’s health care business, one of the significant concerns of Emergency Departments (ED) is the proliferation of unnecessary visits. Poor treatment, poor patient outcomes, and ineffective discharge procedures are common causes of these repeated visits. They may also cause problems in the ED, such as overdose or congestion. Outcomes and patient happiness may be enhanced using a new tool, which is why a DNP Project proposes to address these concerns. This project aims to improve evacuation procedures to reduce the number of patients returning to ED. The significant effects of COVID-19 on the facility were not taken into account when setting project objectives and expectations and its time, budget, and ED staff responsibilities. Implementation was expected to continue well, until when all ED staff were expected to perform their duties at all levels of career growth. However, there have been obstacles in the development of project, as the ED specialists who were intended to be the most important in its implementation were busy providing emergency care to COVID-19 patients. In a similar vein that has slowed down the plans for many other hospitals to launch new programs , the DNP Project has also been hit hard by a lack of funding, human resources, and poor working conditions.
Implementation plan and Milestone
There is no single, internationally accepted strategy for implementing evidence-based nursing work in policies and procedures and daily nurses’ knowledge. Practical strategies have been applied to health organizations through experienced counselors on evidence-based practice. There have been interventions of model change, in-services, email, and other staff training methods (Mathieson, Grande & Luker, 2019). I plan to deliver printed material with important information and implementation phase guidelines to ensure that ED staff have the correct information and indicators. According to the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, these printed materials will include the COVID-19 response mechanisms. As a result, ED staff will guide patients through a complete discharge process and ensure they are happy with the discharge process and follow-up procedures (Mathieson, Grande & Luker, 2019). Even though the number of patients in ED is lower than planned, this will lead to better patient outcomes and quality of treatment, significantly reducing the chances of unnecessary ED return.
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